Interview with a Job Centre Advisor: sanction targets & corruption revealed

Last Updated: November 23, 2013By


  1. Big Bill November 23, 2013 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I read this earlier, it’s alarming stuff. When you consider people are starving out there for no good reason it’s plain IDS should be in irons, if not the ground. Still, early days :-)

  2. antistats November 23, 2013 at 12:06 pm - Reply

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  3. […] Reblogged from jaynelinney: If YOU know anyone claiming JSA please show them this – a true account of life as a Job Centre Advisor; and how to 'manage' threat of sanctions.  […]

  4. Smiling Carcass November 24, 2013 at 4:35 am - Reply

    I can vouch for this. Not only am I a fairly well-built chap, I also take no shit and am, I say modestly, fairly intelligent, so I could (and often did!) argue on their own terms my case, often making them look stupid. I also, when once threatened with sanction, said go ahead and watch the shit hit the fan. (I was doing a part time uni course, HNC and HND in Applied IT Tuesday and Thursday evenings, at my own expense and they tried to say I wasn’t available for work.)

    I wasn’t sanctioned.

  5. julia November 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    they just stop a girl i know coz she been ill 3 time she is homeless and pregnant and coz she was in hospital and and they kept her in over night they making her claim all over again even tho she tuck proof of bein in hospital need advice 2 try n help her she as know family homeless and now know money any advice wou b gr8 ty

  6. samwise Gamgee November 24, 2013 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    It seems Iain Duncan-Smith’s attempts to hound Robert Devereux, the DWP’s top civil servant out of a job have been thwarted by Sir Jeremy Heywood, the government’s top civil servant.

    How DOES IDS hang on to his job?

    • Big Bill November 25, 2013 at 12:23 am - Reply

      He’s useful. While IDS has got the papers asking whether wealthy pensioners should lose their bus passes they aren’t asking why people are given grants and subsidies purely for owning land. He provides a very useful distraction.

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