Just got back from my “Supported” Job Search appointment, 30minutes late, because I slept in after finally getting to sleep after 5am last night, worrying about going to Avanta caused that.
Supported Job Search…. AKA Sit in front of a computer, apply for some jobs and tell us. Not that I can actually apply for any jobs while at Avanta, because Google Drive is blocked, blocked by there Symamtec Cloud Filters. Bit behind the times really, its probably one of the most reliable places to store your CV (even if the US Government can look at it at any time, without asking).
So, what do I have to do? Email them at home and CC my advisor into the emails.
Next appointment isnt until the 29th of April… Yeah…
That was the appointment, now for a smallish rant…
The black box approach they use, doesn’t work, it doesn’t take into account Individual Circumstances, Individual Problems and Individuals full stop.
I was actually recommended to sign onto the sick, its a bit pointless, I would be back where I was within a month. I told Avanta this, you know what they said… “It doesn’t matter what benefit your on, you would still be coming here, just not for job search” (not the exact words, but close). You can’t win with them.
I really feel like I’m being backed into a corner, and my fighting it is just making things worse, but I’m not going to bend over and take it, I can’t. I have no way to stop what is happening, its stressing me out to no end, not like they understand this, I’m on JSA, so I should be ready for work, I am, sort of, I just cant take going into new places on my own, making phone calls terrifies me, meeting new people, terrifies me, but they don’t understand.
I did get a referral to MIND, had my first appointment with them, they are the ones who suggested signing onto the sick. Its sort of helping, I just need a bit more support from them, their diary is booked full, so appointment will be sporadic with them, it can’t be helped.
This is going to go on for months, I really feel that no matter what I do, Its not enough for Avanta and they WILL find a way to sanction me, just because they can. I can’t take this shit.