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derick h.

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My little girl chose her Christmas present from this website . A hollister hoodie . It says it cost £42.50 . When i actually ordered it they magically added £9 on . A few days later i got an email saying that it was out of stock . They did not offer me a refund but invited me to choose something else of equal value and a free Tee shirt .
Why did the website let me buy and item that was out of stock ?
Don't they have a stock control system ?
This company has just been featured on BBC radio 4 . They say they offer well paid work but charge £250 for your initial processing . No mention of anyone actually getting any work .
These UK based scamming b4stards invite you for an interview to be trained as a driving instructor then ask you for £4,000 ! They even have bank loan applications sorted .
These nutters just want £50 for some phoney balloney training and a bit more for a uniform , but they haven't got any customers . Therefore no work
thetrainline.com have repeatedly advertised ( on jobserve.co.uk ) the same or very similar roles for more than a year to my knowledge . I have never had any feedback from my application and cannot understand how this position has not been filled in the current economic environment . I reported them to the ASA as it is illegal to advertise jobs that don't exist .
Standguide's website says :
Operating throughout Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire, Standguide focus on the recruitment and training needs of employers in addition to supporting unemployed adults into work through a variety of bespoke courses and training. Our mission is "to help ensure individuals and organisations reach their potential through providing an efficient, effective, quality-driven service to all our customers"

Sounds nice doesn't it ? What lovely people !

Unfortunately none of this is true . After 18 months unemployment an individual put on "new deal" . For the next three months they get signed on by the same person each week and a more in depth look at their employment search is made . Fair enough so far . When the three months are up they are signed off unemployment , reducing the figures for the government , and sent to standguide .

Standguide get paid when they place a candidate at an employer . The employer gets the individual for free . The employee gets jobseekers allowance plus fifteen pounds a week allowance and , may be , some travel expenses depending on circumstances . Definitely not national minimum wage .

The placements are meant to at least have the possibility of leading to a permanent job with the employer . Unfortunately most of the employers are charities with no paid work available . Standguide's Chester branch predominantly place people at : Ellesmere port boat museum , local charity shops and Neston community centre .

If a candidate is placed with a genuine employer they are often not kept on when the three months is up . The employer just asks for a new person for free . Well they would wouldn't they ?

If that's not bad enough, some candidates have suffered intimidation at their placement . With other employees blaming them for staff redundancies .

As for the "bespoke courses and training" is concerned . The more IT literate people help the others and that's it !

When the unemployed person has finished new deal they go back to jobseekers as if they were newly unemployed .

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