The following is not verbatim but it is based on real conversations I have had with Work Programme Advisors.
WP: Hello, it’s really nice to meet you. We’re really looking forward to getting you into sustainable work.
Me: That’s great. What happens now?
WP: You go off and look for work.
Me: And what do you do?
WP: We wait for you to find work.
Me: Eh … OK.
WP: Did you look for work?
WP: Did you find anything?
Me: I’ve got an interview.
WP: Brilliant! We’re so happy for you.
WP: How did the interview go?
Me: It went well. But I need a Disclosure which I can’t afford to pay for.
WP: Can’t is a negative. We don’t do negatives.
Me: We don’t do negatives is a negative.
WP: H’mmm we might have to think about how we can make your attitude more…
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