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abouttobeevicted Fri 28-Nov-14 22:12:07


I lurk and post have been a member since 09.
but today I posted really needing help and got 1 reply. but nothing else. sad
really do you need to be that well known to get help???
I love mn but I wonder?

buttercupbear Fri 28-Nov-14 22:14:27


thornrose Fri 28-Nov-14 22:15:22

I really don't think it's about being well known. It's where you post and what you post, probably even when you post and then it's just left to chance as to whether it catches people's attention or not.

I'm sorry you didn't get the help you were hoping for. Where did you post it?

claraschu Fri 28-Nov-14 22:16:19

I often ask myself the same question, OP. I am sorry that on top of your troubles, you are also being neglected.

Are you about to be evicted? That would be horrible-

EatShitDezza Fri 28-Nov-14 22:16:39

I get ignored too.

Think they are fed up of me tbh grin

Coconutty Fri 28-Nov-14 22:17:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bluegill Fri 28-Nov-14 22:18:12

It's definitely not personal. I'm always being ignored grin

TheSpottedZebra Fri 28-Nov-14 22:18:45

Have just been and posted on your other thread. Not that I was any help!

Honestly, I think it's mostly a mixture of timing and chance. You posted at 09.05, and I'd assume that that was a slow time, what with people doing school run, and starting their working day or getting errands out of the way.

I think that the needing tk be well known thing is lessening, now that many people use the mobile site. With my view of mobile site, I don't see who was the last poster, as I used to wih ththe desktop site.

WorraLiberty Fri 28-Nov-14 22:19:01

It depends on the time of day/night and the subject I think.

usualsuspect333 Fri 28-Nov-14 22:19:26

Go bump your thread.

Sometimes you have to bump.

ilovesooty Fri 28-Nov-14 22:19:27

Dezza grin

As if!

abouttobeevicted Fri 28-Nov-14 22:19:51

I posted this morning as my agency think it's OK to pay me my Nov money on the 28th DEC. even though I've been paid weekly up to the 10th Nov.

Oakmaiden Fri 28-Nov-14 22:20:07

Thing is, looking at your other post, you don't seem to be posting asking for support or to rant, but are asking specifically for advice. So if people don't have any advice to offer (and I have no idea what I would do in your situation - so have no advice to offer) then they won't post. And then your post drops off the top of the list and gets buried under all the other posts...

It is not personal, honest!

abouttobeevicted Fri 28-Nov-14 22:21:21

thanks Zebra but sometimes things get pages and others nothing.

Looseleaf Fri 28-Nov-14 22:21:27

I hope the problem you need help for can be sorted- do you want to post it again here?

I think everyone feels ignored sometimes, don't worry. you'll certainly beat me to starting a popular thread !

AgentZigzag Fri 28-Nov-14 22:21:46

Of course it doesn't matter who you are!

I don't post threads any more (unless I have to), I'd rather have a flamed arse than get only one or two replies grin

It all depends on what subject it is, where you post, your title, who's online, what time of the day you post, the list goes on and on.

Link to it here, maybe someone can help?

thornrose Fri 28-Nov-14 22:21:50

Hmm, that requires a knowledgeable response, most people would have nothing to offer!

abouttobeevicted Fri 28-Nov-14 22:23:35

oak maiden
I know but I thought I'd get someone or ex recruitment people between
9-3 who may advise

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Fri 28-Nov-14 22:24:02

Well that sounds BAD OP! HAve you thought about calling the CAB for instance? Who in the agency has informed you of this?

YouAreMyRain Fri 28-Nov-14 22:24:24

Your other post was in AIBU, but it wasn't really an AIBU question. You had one reply suggesting that you repost in employment. Did you try that?

Sometimes people get pissed off when people post stuff on AIBU purely for traffic and that's why they don't respond.

Also at the time you posted, AIBU is very busy which means that threads can drop down the active list very quickly.

Your situation is very unfair but I honestly have no advice to give you. You are at the mercy of the agency. With hindsight, saving up for contingencies would have been a good idea but too late now. You could borrow off a friend but I guess you have thought of that. If people feel that they have nothing to offer, they also tend to not respond.

Hold on, my friend got scammed recently by a non-scam, she got her money back but we strongly suspect that the goods she bought did not exist. She was fully refunded straight away so the only benefit we could think of to the scammer was an interest free loan! You could do what her "scammer" did, advertise something expensive online, take payment, claim it's been sent, pretend to the buyer that you are chasing up the couriers and eventually pretend to send it again via a different courier before eventually offering a full refund. (Disclaimer -no idea if it would actually work like that, it could be risky!)

abouttobeevicted Fri 28-Nov-14 22:25:33

argh I feel like I need to apologized but there was a bullying post also this week that no one answered as well

abouttobeevicted Fri 28-Nov-14 22:29:49

work wise I did manage to calk their bluff ( but I was prepared to walk away we have lived on 100 a week when I had cancer and could do again bit luckily I don't have to)

KatoPotato Fri 28-Nov-14 22:31:52

More people will have an opinion on, and feel confident to comment on a post about sandwich fillings then to offer real advice or opinion on something important that may have an effect on an OP's life.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Fri 28-Nov-14 22:32:00

this is a government info page about agency workers rights

abouttobeevicted Fri 28-Nov-14 22:33:45

thanks claw I'll look at it

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