Been at a computer training place to sign up for an expensive but practical course to make me more ’employable’ once they’re finished with me. There is a place that sells cakes downstairs so it’s a great location.
Course is fantastically expensive but not to worry, our welfare system does help some people in training courses so off I toddled to my shiny social welfare office with the fancy new name, to symbolise how all the welfare components are there for YOU, the unfortunate non-tax payer who shouldn’t be allowed to live because you’re not paying tax.
The upshot is that YES, you can apply for partial funding once you provide a letter of offer of employment.
No, I said, this is a TRAINING course, not a job.
Yes, they said, so as long as your employer provides a letter stating your role is dependent on you doing the course, we will pay towards it.
No, I said, the point of the TRAINING course is to train you to GET a job.
Once you have the job we will look at paying towards the course.
If I had a job I wouldn’t be on welfare asking for help with payment would I?
Is there anything else we can help you with?
Bought a scone and a ‘come on you can do it’ writing magazine afterwards.
Will get fat(ter) and poorer as writing magazine was not cheap.