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Well I have been unemployed for 2 months. I am also 2 weeks into a 6 week fit note. I signed on to Universal Credit, as a 40% tax payer why not? Also my savings were below the threshold. I have encountered nothing but bullying and harrassment from the DWP, which has made my diabetes and mental health worse, which is why I required the fit note. Anyway the DWP have ignored the fit note and have arranged for me to under go a work capability accessment. Thankfully I received a job offer today.
Good news (y)
 
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Well I have been unemployed for 2 months. I am also 2 weeks into a 6 week fit note. I signed on to Universal Credit, as a 40% tax payer why not? Also my savings were below the threshold. I have encountered nothing but bullying and harrassment from the DWP, which has made my diabetes and mental health worse, which is why I required the fit note. Anyway the DWP have ignored the fit note and have arranged for me to under go a work capability accessment. Thankfully I received a job offer today.
Sorry you've had a rough few months.
Hopefully the new job will out for you
 
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“Today was a Difficult Day,” said Pooh.

There was a pause.

“Do you want to talk about it?” asked Piglet.

“No,” said Pooh after a bit. “No, I don’t think I do.”

“That’s okay,” said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.

“What are you doing?” asked Pooh.

“Nothing, really,” said Piglet. “Only, I know what Difficult Days are like. I quite often don’t feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either.

“But goodness,” continued Piglet, “Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you’ve got someone there for you. And I’ll always be here for you, Pooh.”

And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs…he thought that his best friend had never been more right.
 
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One of my buddies who I've known for nearly 30 years is pretty seriously ill. I missed a call from his ex yesterday, her voicemail sounded odd and she only said she'd ring back. I spent half the night and most of the day fearing the worst. Turns out she was just calling to hone me an update and tell me she's had a chance to hang out with him in hospital. So yeah, he's still very sick but it's not what I was expecting at all. His mum is about 90 and in my head I figured he'd gone, and his mum would no doubt follow shortly after, leaving his brothers devastated. Please god that doesn't happen but it did teach me not to let my imagination run riot. They do tell you to avoid 'fortune telling' and thinking you know what's gonna happen don't they? It's a terrible thought error.
 
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One of my buddies who I've known for nearly 30 years is pretty seriously ill. I missed a call from his ex yesterday, her voicemail sounded odd and she only said she'd ring back. I spent half the night and most of the day fearing the worst. Turns out she was just calling to hone me an update and tell me she's had a chance to hang out with him in hospital. So yeah, he's still very sick but it's not what I was expecting at all. His mum is about 90 and in my head I figured he'd gone, and his mum would no doubt follow shortly after, leaving his brothers devastated. Please god that doesn't happen but it did teach me not to let my imagination run riot. They do tell you to avoid 'fortune telling' and thinking you know what's gonna happen don't they? It's a terrible thought error.
That's definitely something that can play on your mind. True, it's best not to worry about things that might never happen. There's enough worries for today without worrying about tomorrow. Take each day as it comes.
Wishing your friend a speedy recovery.
 
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Well I have been unemployed for 2 months. I am also 2 weeks into a 6 week fit note. I signed on to Universal Credit, as a 40% tax payer why not? Also my savings were below the threshold. I have encountered nothing but bullying and harrassment from the DWP, which has made my diabetes and mental health worse, which is why I required the fit note. Anyway the DWP have ignored the fit note and have arranged for me to under go a work capability accessment. Thankfully I received a job offer today.
I started my new job today. I didn't sleep last night, and suffered from a migraine most of the day. But at least, I now have purpose, structure, and money! Thankfully I spent most the day doing HR courses in Diversity and Chair ergonomics.
 
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I started my new job today. I didn't sleep last night, and suffered from a migraine most of the day. But at least, I now have purpose, structure, and money! Thankfully I spent most the day doing HR courses in Diversity and Chair ergonomics.
Glad you have had a decent day. Hope the migraine disperses.
 
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hey how's it going guys?

Hope you're all well

Not gonna lie I'm struggling at the moment, feeling very low and depressed

Its been a while since I've shaved my head, I'm mentioning this because thank God I'm blessed with shaving gear but finding motivation and pushing myself is hard, real hard

Wanted to ask do you guys like talking about stuff in the past or do you prefer to let it be long forgotten?
 
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hey how's it going guys?

Hope you're all well

Not gonna lie I'm struggling at the moment, feeling very low and depressed

Its been a while since I've shaved my head, I'm mentioning this because thank God I'm blessed with shaving gear but finding motivation and pushing myself is hard, real hard

Wanted to ask do you guys like talking about stuff in the past or do you prefer to let it be long forgotten?
Hey.
Sorry to hear you're not doing too well. It can be a challenge to speak openly about the past but it can be a real help to compartmentalize things and then we can start to move on.
 
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Hey.
Sorry to hear you're not doing too well. It can be a challenge to speak openly about the past but it can be a real help to compartmentalize things and then we can start to move on.
suppose sometimes talking helps and sometimes it doesnt and i suppose everyone reacts differently
 

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hey how's it going guys?

Hope you're all well

Not gonna lie I'm struggling at the moment, feeling very low and depressed

Its been a while since I've shaved my head, I'm mentioning this because thank God I'm blessed with shaving gear but finding motivation and pushing myself is hard, real hard

Wanted to ask do you guys like talking about stuff in the past or do you prefer to let it be long forgotten?


Feeling a bit crap myself, it's been building for a few months, house is a mess can't be arsed doing anything. I know it works in cycles.
In a few weeks I will be the happiest person alive, house will be perfect and I will forget the shit times.
But one thing that is a constant, TSR brings my mood up. Don't know why. But thanks. :cry::)
 
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