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to want anyone who has ever said "Just get a job" to look at my DS tonight?

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Bogeyface Mon 29-Jul-13 22:03:46

I want everyone who has ever implied that people on JSA just dont try hard enough to see the utter joy on my sons face tonight.

Not counting 2 years at college (when he was looking for a part time job), he has been job hunting for 5 years. He has been working all of those years in charity shops in order to have something on his CV. He has tried and tried and tried.

Today he got offered a job, ok so it is telesales at minimum wage, annoying you all as you are getting dinner ready, but dammit, its a job.

I cant tell you how happy he is, he hasnt stopped talking since he got in, hasnt stopped smiling and is already planning how he and his GF can finally plan to move in together after 3 years of wanting to. She works FT but he refused to consider living with her without a job.

"Just get a job" "Just try harder" "There are plenty of jobs out there" "If people really wanted a job then they would get one"

If you have ever said that then I hope you realise how wrong you have been.

jacks365 Mon 29-Jul-13 22:06:34

Pass on our congratulations to him it's not easy at all.

WafflyVersatile Mon 29-Jul-13 22:06:44

I have never said that but plenty seem to.

congratulations. I hope this is the beginning of better times for him.

TheSitChewAceChien Mon 29-Jul-13 22:07:19

Congratulations to your DS!
Brilliant news! smile

SuburbanRhonda Mon 29-Jul-13 22:08:14

Wow, he sounds such a lovely bloke - you must be so proud of him.

Good luck to him and hope his first promotion is just around the corner smile

ArtexMonkey Mon 29-Jul-13 22:09:21

Oh Bogeyface, I hate it when people say that. Congratulations to your lad. He sounds really lovely, I bet you are so proud of him. <welling up> <premenstrual>

VivaLeBeaver Mon 29-Jul-13 22:10:49

Blimey. It's scary how hard it is these days. Well done your ds.

Bogeyface Mon 29-Jul-13 22:10:52

I am really proud of him not least because he got his first sale during his two hour trial! I used to work in B2B direct sales (which is a lot easier!) and it took me a couple of weeks! His supervisor was pleasantly surprised, and asked him to start tomorrow smile

mrsjay Mon 29-Jul-13 22:11:43

aww good for him it really isn't easy my dd searched for ages to get a job while she studied,and got a 12 contract
you do know if he phones me when im eating my tea he will get a very polite no thank you grin

Leeds2 Mon 29-Jul-13 22:12:16

Well done to your DS! He sounds like a lovely lad. I hope it all works out well for him.

SelectAUserName Mon 29-Jul-13 22:13:58

Glad to say I've never said that because I know how hard it can be.

That's marvellous news, I hope your son feels very proud of himself and that this is the beginning of a wonderful new life for him and his GF.

Xihha Mon 29-Jul-13 22:14:23

Congratulations to your son. It is bloody hard to get a job a the moment.

ladylambkin Mon 29-Jul-13 22:14:45

Sympathise....sounds just like my son however he has yet to be lucky enough to gain his first job. So difficult for them

Congratulations to him ...great news

LazyMonkeyButler Mon 29-Jul-13 22:15:13

Congratulations to your DS! No, it's not easy but he certainly has the right attitude to go far.

You must be so proud grin.

MrsDeVere Mon 29-Jul-13 22:16:38

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Bowlersarm Mon 29-Jul-13 22:17:17

Yay, the way to go op's DS.

Mogz Mon 29-Jul-13 22:17:30

What great news, your DS sounds like a thoroughly lovely lad, well done to him.

Goooooooooooooooooooooood Mon 29-Jul-13 22:17:39

I love threads like this. smile
I am pleased for you and you son.

mrsjay Mon 29-Jul-13 22:18:31

DS1 has an interview/audition tomorrow so fingers crossed for him please.

oh everything crossed mrs DV what is it for ?

StuntGirl Mon 29-Jul-13 22:19:45

Well done and congratulations to your son.

guiltyconscience Mon 29-Jul-13 22:22:00

Congratulations to your ds op and good luck Mrs D for your ds too !

mumofone25 Mon 29-Jul-13 22:26:15

Massive congratulations to your DS. He sounds like a lovely lad.

SuperiorCat Mon 29-Jul-13 22:27:26

Congratulations BogeyDS

momnipotent Mon 29-Jul-13 22:27:40

Excellent news for your DS. Well done!

marriedinwhiteisback Mon 29-Jul-13 22:29:06

I'm afraid I probably have said it; probably less now after three years on mnet blush. I am really pleased for you and for him. Good luck - hope it's all good from now. You too Mrs DeV

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