Greetings, fellow captives of the ever-inspiring and soon-to-be, very soon-to-be successful Work Program. How successful is The Work Program? Well, erm….we don’t know, because the Govt. refuses to allow the figures to be released until the program has been up-and-running for 18 months.
We’ll just have to wait until next October to read about the glorious triumphs of The Work Program: the millions placed in high-paying private-sector jobs; the happy, fulfilled lives being led by The Work Program’s deliriously happy ‘clients’ etc etc….I, for one, can’t wait.
In the mean time, let me apologise for my prolonged absence and neglect of this little corner of the interwebz. Personal problems that I’m not going to bore anybody with have prevented me from my carrying out my blog-duties. But service is hereby resumed.
Here’s hoping all’s well with you lot and the bastards aren’t grinding you down too much.
Interesting article in today’s Grauniad on our beloved Work Program HERE…well worth a read and making much the same point that the rest of us have been making all along: how can our glorious Work Program succeed when there are are no fucking jobs?
As for me, I’ve been well and truly ‘parked’: an appointment once every 4 to 6 weeks; a brief chat and a look at my ‘job search and then ‘see you again on X’. I will say one thing, though: the Job Centre bods sign me in and out so fast it’s almost as if I hadn’t been there at all. I guess they figure I’m someone else’s problem now. It’s an ill-wind, eh?