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    For anyone who like me knows next to nothing about autism BBC3 are showing lots of programs in their autism season right now, perhaps it might be an eye opener for some of us?

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    I have an interview in Bristol tomorrow, and once again the 'Travel to Interview Scheme' won't cover the cost of travel to the interview. I can get interviews, but without an income, I have no way of getting to the interviews.

    Apparently, there's real help available for the long-term unemployed? No, there isn't any. All these schemes and incentives exist in name only. There are countless forms to fill in, but the actual help itself doesn't really exist at all. It seems that every time I get a step closer to getting a job, I'm faced with opposition from the Job Centre. Why are they being so obstructive? Are they slowly trying to kill me off? Is that cheaper?
    It really is hopeless.

    I have another interview next week. It's only 60 miles away, maybe I should start walking now.
    In reality, I'm close to giving up. If my life-support supply of interviews dries up, I'll just put a bag over my head and let this nightmare end. sorry.

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    If the Travel to Interview Scheme wont cover the cost of the trip, have you contacted the employer to see if they will? Some employers will cover the cost of travelling for the interview in the first place. If you can ring someone there and ask the question they may see if you can claim the expenses on your travelling.

    Even if they say no, there is no harm in asking...

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    Try and hitchhike? It might/might not work but at least it shows initiative it you do get there late.

    BTW, my friend use to travel the country this way; can't imagine it because he's blind - a lot of times with his guidedog 'n all!

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    I would contribute to a 'AXE Interview Fund' - there are lots of us on here - 20p each should do it..
    (Sort of joking, but sort of not.)
    I am horrified that there is no help for you - I was reading an article in the paper the other day about this very thing and how it is all form-filling but no ACTUAL help.
    After tomorrow - you might contact your local MP and councillors - actually I would contact the local paper as well

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    Well, I'll happily contribute 5 if it means the difference of getting to an interview or not for Axe.

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    I'll chip in too... have you got a PayPal account AXE?

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    There you go - set up the account AXE - we would really like to help

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    Axe, How did the interview go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Axe, How did the interview go?
    Come on Axe we're waiting with fingers crossed!

    On a foot note sippo, I agree with your signature graphic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AXE View Post
    In reality, I'm close to giving up. If my life-support supply of interviews dries up, I'll just put a bag over my head and let this nightmare end. sorry.
    I've stayed quiet for this thread and not commented up until now. I really feel for you Axe - it cannot be easy. As such I would happily contribute a small amount to get you to and from a job interview.

    However the above comment really grated on me a bit. Okay I know things are bad for you and the above comment may have been in jest - but telling us all you would commit suicide is not the way forward.

    GJE

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    But telling us all you would commit suicide is not the way forward.
    No this is not the way forward, if you are feeling this way due to your search for employment then I suggest you seek medical advice, if it was in jest, then these kind of comments aren't funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    No this is not the way forward, if you are feeling this way due to your search for employment then I suggest you seek medical advice, if it was in jest, then these kind of comments aren't funny.

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    Somehow, I doubt the comment was in jest

    AXE has had a very prolonged rough period and in IMHO has depression in top of his autism.

    He needs help, but depressives have to admit they need help before they will go to get any (and having had post-natal depression myself, I know that admitting the problem is very difficult) On top of this, his autism makes communication difficult, even with medical professionals.

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    Anybody heard from AXE lately?

    Any news on the job front?

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    He posted in another thread the other day from memory.

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