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    • Bananas123
    • By Bananas123 11th Oct 16, 2:05 AM
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    ESA WRAG job centre harassing" in the interim ?, allowed ? thanks for any help
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    • 11th Oct 16, 2:05 AM
    ESA WRAG job centre harassing" in the interim ?, allowed ? thanks for any help 11th Oct 16 at 2:05 AM

    i am in the wrag group, thus having to goto to "work focused interviews".

    i am finding the process negative for health, but have been reluctantly agreeing to the activity (vs. being sanctioned...)

    last time, having agreed to carrears advice in november (having had the woman told me, she was going to upload my cv to the "job match website"...).

    she has now (approximately 1 month before agreead november appointment), starting ringing my family phone, leaving messages with my family to be passed on to me etc ("harrassing by proxy").

    please can anybody tell me if they are in their right to do this ? (away from designated / agreed times with no prior notification, leaving messages with people who are not me, when i have already agreed to something in the future)

    thanks for any help or advice.
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    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 12th Oct 16, 9:11 PM
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    If they said they were going to call back at a certain time they should have done so but, in their defence, the workload on the advisors is being increases on an almost daily basis. Slightly different area, but speaking to people I used to work with on claims processing, they have recently had their workload increased by 20%. It was damn nigh impossible to hit the targets when I was there. Impossible that is if you wanted to do the job right. My team leader actually said to me that the only thing that mattered was the number of claims we processed. Any problems would be for another team to sort out!!
    • Bananas123
    • By Bananas123 12th Oct 16, 9:26 PM
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    can anybody tell me / help

    if i get a sick note from the doctor, then can i tell them to proverbial off ? / will not have to engage in "work related activity" / yield phone calls for the duration ?.

    thanks for any help
    • mro
    • By mro 12th Oct 16, 11:26 PM
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    Phone Jobcentre Helpline make a complaint.

    It's easier to do it that way rather than speak to someone in your JC as they are obsessed with their own targets & procedures, talk over & at people, not used to listening to people.
    • Bananas123
    • By Bananas123 13th Oct 16, 12:34 AM
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    thanks!, i had considered but, it's just; complaining, and then having to see the person you are complaining about thereafter (when they are not seemingly the nicest person to begin with), does not really seem like a great idea.... red flag to bull.

    will just hopefully, get the doctor to sort me out.

    unless they can gazump sick notes too?, they don't have medical training even i don't think...
    • Adereterial
    • By Adereterial 13th Oct 16, 1:25 AM
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    You still don't know why they called - they're not allowed to leave more detailed messages so advising that they'll call back is about as much as they can do. You need to have the courtesy to call them back.

    You've already been assessed as you're in the WRAG. A sick note will not do anything except delay the activity, it will not prevent you having to do it. The assessment trumps the sick note. If you feel you are genuinely incapable of the activity, full stop, you'll need to request it be looked at again.
    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 13th Oct 16, 1:26 AM
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    I think the sick note is certainly worth a try.

    I appreciate your view re minimal contact from JCP, but with a direct line to your advisor that gives you a quick route to sort out any issues that might crop up.
    • Bananas123
    • By Bananas123 13th Oct 16, 2:38 AM
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    they called for a "review"... i don't know what that means, and i will call them IN MY OWN TIME because i have see a renal specialist (stage 3 kidney disease GFR) the day they arranged for my carrears advice....

    ...nice finding me a carrear, when i could be dead etc, against the advice of a doctor no ?

    having already caused my a hernia and increased the risk of appendicitis...

    really helpful theses people are.... sorry for not being more corteous.

    !!!! take.


    anyway, thanks for the help, i will get a sick note...

    i had my WCA in september, but it had to be re-scheduled, because the lady typed in her password wrong too many times and got locked out the system so it got rescheduled till later this month.....

    not returning to thread,

    thanks for the help.
    Last edited by Bananas123; 13-10-2016 at 2:43 AM.
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