Ive just been on to the job centre for a calculation. ive applied for several jobs, one which was really quite well paid for what I do. here I was, full of hope until the nice man told me I would be precisely £30 better off a week for my efforts. I wouldn?t get a job grant apparently because it hasn?t yet been a year since I had the last one. I already know how badly these things can go because I had this all last year. im not being greedy wanting the job grant, I know I will need it. I got back into work after being made redundant and the inland revenue took three months to pay me what I was due in tax credits (inc childcare), by which time I was in serious debt. some other bills had to wait so I could pay for my childcare to keep me in work. (I figured it would be ok once it was all sorted out, if i could just keep my job). then of course I had to be made redundant again didn?t I? that was fun. I cant work full time because I don?t have the means to get one child to school, another to nursery, get two buses to work, two back and pick up the toddler from nursery. Simply this, there are not enough hours in the day.
I am NOT lazy. i don?t like being on benefit and I cant afford it. but right now I cant see any other way. im in tears, I have the flu from hell, my house looks like a tip etc etc. and I cant cope!! Ive been to college and gained 6 qualifications in the last year?and what for exactly? Why bloody bother.
Its like banging my head against a wall. Here I am trying so hard to get another job and having to see people constantly slagging off people like me, single mothers on benefit. oh if only they knew.
Sorry for the name change, just ive been ranting away to friends and don?t want them to know my normal posting name, should they ever come here. If anyone can tell me how to get out of this?then you are a miracle worker.
cant stop crying.
Use our Single Parent forum to speak to other parents raising a child alone.
I just love being on benefit, its wonderful.
SoFedUp · 30/01/2006 17:14
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