|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 28/01/2007 : 09:57:21
Within the past few months, I have had a letter from Tesco saying they have removed me from their employment list, Yesterday B&Q stated they had closed my registration for work, Asda has been promising me an application form for six months it never comes, and two other companies completely ignored my letters applying for work advertised in the papers.
Seems if your disabled it is without doubt getting harder to find work, before the DDA came into power I found work, well to put it blunt easy, once the DDA came in I could not even get replies. Taking to sure start DEA, he agreed now that companies have a legal duty to make changes to your work place they tended not to want to employ the disabled in my area, is it not about time this government did something to change this, but then again knowing this government we more then likely have to pay for the changes using our DLA.
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||Posted - 30/10/2008 : 22:41:08
Not according to Purnell, we will all be working all you need do is look.
||Posted - 30/10/2008 : 15:01:53
I don't want to sound negative, but it's only going to get harder for everybody with the 'credit crunch' affecting us all.
||Posted - 24/07/2008 : 17:01:32
I cannot be bothered with people who tell me it's easy, like you said it's dam hard working picking your self up. I broke my back and snapped my spinal cord in a fall, it took me five years of living hell before I took my next step, sadly what I call walking now many would say stumbling to me it's walking. I've fought my way back into life and worked for a year like you. I had a stroke only a small one it took me a while to even speak again. but yes I can accept we have to fight our way otherwise you just give in.
||Posted - 24/07/2008 : 16:42:38
i like you trebor lol you say it as you see it and top marks for that . just letting you all know tho i was a career soldier didnt know much about anything else but that and building 15 yrs ago i broke my back and was in a chair . i re-trained myself basicly by doing voluntry work in funding i became one of south yorkshires best known and most respected fund raisers raising lots of money and in the meantime i was earning a wage too wooohoo lol . but then someone up there decided i needed a bigger test and hit me with a brain injury that flattened me for 2 years but i am now trying to fight and claw my way back in i.t if i can if not gimme a bucket and mop seems its about all they think were good for now but i WILL fight and i will get back .. and its true as ADMIN pointed out advertise your skill on here someone may see it , its worth a try
good luck i hope you get something
||Posted - 22/02/2008 : 20:02:10
||Posted - 11/02/2008 : 02:58:44
sorry to hear about your plight its a hard world out there and getting harder. I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless i buy something?
I simply use the internet now to make a living its easy enough for me to just fill out simple surveys and get decent cash each month and best of all its totally free to join in and make some easy dough If its any good to you heres what i do, you can join for free like i said and its really easy to navigate around and get paid doing a few good old surveys, real easy check it out:-
<Link Removed by Admin> check it out.
||Posted - 04/10/2007 : 12:43:02
Remember self-employed disabled people can promote the products and services they are offering FREE on the Disabled Workers Database.
||Posted - 04/10/2007 : 09:59:30
At this time the risk is very high, you your self pointed out the facts getting a loan is getting difficult.
||Posted - 04/10/2007 : 08:45:14
Has anyone considered going self-employed? Think about what you are good at. What can you contribute to someone else that you have a skill in.
Then check out the Leonard Cheshire Ready to Start programme. See website www.readytostart.org.uk . Its a 3 year scheme launched at the end of last year by Leonard Cheshire in conjunction with Barclays Bank aimed at helping disabled people start their own business.
I'm disabled and have been on the scheme since February. LIke any business (see Northern Rock), there's no guarantees, but surely there's no harm in finding out more about it.
||Posted - 28/09/2007 : 02:57:14
who ever said you have to look else where is nieve or a fool ,i have really found it hard to get jobs myself , its fine at the interviews until they find out you have a disability and then thats it you don't get a look in. the whole dda is a total waste i lost a job because of my disability , and it went to a tribunal but i got no where as i could not get help and could not afford solicitors so stick that in your pipe and smoke it .
||Posted - 27/08/2007 : 12:29:06
Maybe it's not always disability, but it sure as hell does not help.
||Posted - 12/06/2007 : 22:43:09
I think employment on a whole is getting harder to find, disabled or not. I have a friend that is qualified up to his ears in sales and was the top salesperson for Yellow Pages 3 years running. He doesnt have a disability and although a few years back companies were crying out to employ him, today he just cant get a look in.
I think we need to look at the deeper picture and not always jump to the conclution that its our disability to blame.