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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 09:28:43 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
Along with your advice not to discuss the issue, a few throw away one liners, two "I'll get my coat"s and declaring the discussion made you uncomfortable.
Sometimes constructive discussions are uncomfortable.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 09:39:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2013 09:40:15 BDT
eric rambler says:
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Posted on 2 Apr 2013 09:44:33 BDT
A customer says:
Well it looks like Neph has once again proved he can't be trusted.

Let him participate in a decent discussion and he ruins it with selfishness

He's better finding that bridge today IMO.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 09:50:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2013 09:50:40 BDT
Elaine4Wales says:
Having read through all the posts, it was quite refreshing to see quite a civilised conversation take place. I'm not sure how constructive this comment was though Eric. Someone was suggesting voluntary work and you said this, 'you wouldn't have time, we need you here.' I know it was probably said tongue in cheek, but even so, I'm not sure it was appropriate at the time, when others were offering advice and helpful ideas and trying to be positive. Only my opinion obviously :)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 09:56:39 BDT
eric rambler says:
I respect that opinion, and many will agree that my little jokes are not often appropriate and not funny anyway. They are not intended to be malicious however, so apologies to any that are offended by them, and please if you don't wish to read my comments, put me on ignore.

Posted on 2 Apr 2013 09:59:41 BDT
Ethereal says:
My daughter was made redundant a couple of years ago when the university she worked for made cutbacks, and was on contribution-based JSA for 9 months before securing her present position. She lives in a 1-bed flat little more than a bedsit so was eligible for full HB, had virtually no social life, used what little savings she had and if she hadn't got her current job when she did would have certainly got into debt or we'd have had to help her out. She did take a temp job for a couple of weeks early on but it messed up her housing benefit claim and we had to lend her rent for that month, so she didn't make that mistake again. Normally confident, she became depressed (not clinical) but it's easy to see how those who have mental health problems can find it hard to get out of that cycle.
She applied for several jobs a week, has a Masters degree and for each vacancy was up against 100s of other applicants but was interviewed for only a handful until she got lucky.
I can only imagine how much worse people are going to find it now.
I think all or most are going to suffer but it's the younger ones I feel most sorry for.

Incidentally, I went to Meadowhell the other day and headed straight for my favourite clothes shop, was staggered to find Monsoon had gone into liquidation. Hadn't heard that on the news, unless it's not considered a big enough chain to worry about.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 10:00:25 BDT
Elaine4Wales says:
Thanks for the offer, but reading your posts actually gives my brain a good workout and I'll take any brain stimulation that I can get these days :)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 10:12:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2013 10:13:26 BDT
eric rambler says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 10:45:10 BDT
Elaine4Wales says:
Yes I have had my own health issues, and I can't claim a penny because my husband apparently earns too much, even though it is a pittance in my eyes, and because my condition is apparently not classed as a permanent disability. I could go on and on about the unfairness of it all, about how I had worked full-time for 24 years prior to my problem, and in that time, I feel that I have more than contributed with my National Insurance contributions to enable me to claim a benefit. The government however say that you are only allowed this money for a year, then it's if individual circumstances qualify, whether it carries on or not. I feel very aggrieved by this, but rules are rules and legislation has to be obeyed. So I do agree that each individual's case is different :) Also, I really wouldn't mind if you wanted to comment or state your opinion. If we offer the information on a public forum, then we can expect others to come along with a point of view :)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 10:53:11 BDT
LA says:
Typical that I just received gift vouchers for monsoon then!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 10:55:27 BDT
eric rambler says:
X Elaine, my opinion is: I hope you are getting all the support you need, and that you make a full recovery, and that in your photo, you look like a lovely couple, and have an effervescent happiness. I certainly can't help with any medical advice, so I won't.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 10:56:29 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
Well that puts everything into perspective!
:)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 10:57:19 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
Ill let Elaine reply about her lovely couple :)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 10:57:57 BDT
Elaine4Wales says:
lol, that photo is my son, not my husband :) Now that DID make me smile and my hubby would have appreciated that too! That was also prior to my problems, so I'm not able to stand up as straight these days! :)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 11:03:46 BDT
eric rambler says:
Sorry, he's gorgeous

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 11:05:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2013 11:06:13 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
I thought it was your daughter and partner!
And they're gone now.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 11:10:43 BDT
Ethereal says:
I just googled and the website still seems to be on there, maybe it only just happened. I was at Meadowhall last Saturday, shop gone and was approached by a customer service person who thought I looked lost and bewildered, and she told me. Some shops in that position have honoured gift vouchers so maybe all is not yet lost!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 11:12:42 BDT
I,ve got a sister on benefits but she is useless with money, it will burn a hole in her pocket and the rent will not get paid. She,s not a kid either, you just cannot manage when you have such a small amount to play with whatever the fault or cause of your situation.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 11:13:23 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
Ah, the lost and bewildered.
They have homes for such as we.

Posted on 2 Apr 2013 11:19:40 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 11:21:02 BDT
Elaine4Wales says:
No need for sorries and yes, he is gorgeous, but he's mine, so of course I'm biased :) I'm just picturing his face at being mistaken for my husband and that's given me a laugh, so thank you! :)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 11:22:16 BDT
Elaine4Wales says:
That was the last pic, keep up! lol

Posted on 2 Apr 2013 11:29:27 BDT
Tigger's Mum says:
It made very interesting reading this morning. I am not personalising my comments but when someone lives alone and has any sort of health issues mental or physical, and they only have themselves to worry about, they don't turn outwards to see what they can do for the community. Eric's kind but na´ve ideas that social or health workers follow up cases to help and advise broke down years ago. There are so many lonely and neglected people in the community young and old.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 11:39:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2013 11:41:38 BDT
eric rambler says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2013 11:46:34 BDT
LA says:
Thanks Ethereal. Fingers crossed.
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