Trouble Finding a Job!

(3 Posts)
Curlyloveswine Thu 24-Nov-16 21:05:01

I'm a single mum with a 2.4 year old DD. I had to leave my last permanent job because my childcare fell through. I have since done a temporary job to gain more experience and have got my DD in nursery with the potential option to increase/change her hours depending on me getting a job.

Great, except I cannot find a job! I need a job with set hours each week, that I can get to (I don't drive but am working on getting that under my belt), that I can juggle with my DD. I have applied to places such as call centres, offices, shops, looked on specific big company vacancy pages, local job sites, signed up to agencies but no sad

Does anyone have any suggestions? Or at least advice on how to stop being so so tough on myself that I can't provide myself and feel like such a failure. I hate seeing things online bitching about people on benefits, especially with free childcare and sitting on their arses and take it personally.

Thanks flowers

Curlyloveswine Thu 24-Nov-16 21:05:44

BTW, DD's dad isn't helpful and my parents work though have offered the odd evening.

canwestart2016again Thu 24-Nov-16 21:13:53

Firstly - the benefit bashers? Fuck 'em.

Small minded, easily-led idiots IMO. (Can you tell benefit bashing pisses me off?!)

You know you'require trying, that'sounds enough.

Secondly you've said yourself the jobs market is crap, especially for part time jobs. Give yourself a break. Maybe you won'the find a job for a while yet, it's not the end of the world.

Could you use the time that your DD is in nursery to study maybe? Or to volunteer doing something you fund interesting perhaps? Both could be a route into a job you enjoy at some point (Obviously check what you are allowed to do on your benefits).

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