@robertmooney if you ever want to talk i am willing to listen as i have mental health problems myself
Hi @robertmooney and welcome to the Community. It's nice to meet you and have you on board! Thanks for sharing with us. I'm sorry to hear you are finding lockdown so difficult. It is a really challenging time for us all at the moment, but glad to hear that you are getting to see your best friend. That will be nice. Please don't think you are ranting as it is good to talk and get things off your chest and we are all here to listen and support you. So please chat to us anytime you need us as there will always be someone on here to chat to. Do you enjoy doing your charity work? I hope you have been enjoying the good weather too.I hope you enjoy your time with us on the forum and find it a useful place to be. If we can help or support you with anything then please just say. I look forward to seeing you on here. All the best.
Hi @robertmooney, I'm glad to hear you enjoy your charity work, but can imagine it can be stressful doing it from home along with your college work. What are you studying? That's a shame it has been raining where you are and that you had a power cut. I hope your power wasn't off for too long! It has been raining the odd day where I live too, but on the whole it has been nice and sunny. I hope you get better weather where you live soon.
Oh well 5 minutes wasn't too bad for the power to be off then I suppose. Yes, I think most of the UK has to get good weather tomorrow so I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Oh Business Admin sounds interesting. I have done Secretarial Studies in the past and have worked in various admin roles. Your social media content production role sounds fabulous! I wish you well with your studies! I can appreciate that working and studying from home can all be a bit draining at times, especially during lock-down, but hopefully it won't be too long before some measures are eased up a bit and we can return to some kind of normality. I know the feeling about having a very slow computer as my laptop is the same and think half the time it has gone to sleep before it even fires up! Very frustrating! Have a nice weekend!
Yes, admin can tend to be a bit boring sometimes, lol! Glad to hear you like the content production side though as that does sound interesting. Oh wow, that's wonderful you have a degree in Journalism. Well done! That's a shame that isn't enough to get a good job in media, but I'm sure you will get there in the end and land your dream job one day soon! I think working in journalism would be fascinating!
Yes, unfortunately, I do know what you mean and can sympathise with you on that point. I have often felt in the past when applying for jobs and going for interviews that my disability has played a part in me not getting the job. It is unfair, but thankfully things are changing I think. However, yes, it is a very hard thing to prove and shouldn't be allowed. Hopefully you will get the job you are looking for. Good luck!
No it's not. @robertmooney, and with the help of great organisations such as SCOPE and disabled people like yourself, hopefully one day we will break down barriers and end such discrimination for good.
I'm sorry to hear this, @robertmooney. I know things feel tough at the moment, but you will get there. The fact that you are studying and doing your charity work shows was a determined and spirited person you are and employers will recognise this when you attend for interview, I'm sure. Have you thought about talking to a Disabled Employment Adviser at your local job centre? Obviously these will be closed just now, but there maybe a phone number you can phone to get in touch with one. Just a thought for when you are finished your course. Also Scope have a scheme called Support To Work who can help members with career advice/info and you will find some information about them below if you want to take a look -https://www.scope.org.uk/employment-services/support-to-work/Working will help a lot with your independence too, I'm sure. If we can be of any help with anything then please just let us know.
Hi @robertmooney - Welcome to the community, & thank you for joining this friendly & supportive group. Thank you for sharing about yourself, & the frustrations you're facing. I hope you don't mind me mentioning that there are also benefits that may help you become financially independent too. You might try looking at the following benefits checker. See: https://www.entitledto.co.uk/It could be that a combination of work & benefits may help. Just a thought.
Scope community team
Hello @robertmooney. I just wanted to welcome you to the community. Did you manage to see your friend in the end?
Hi @robertmooney and hope you have been able to find your way around the community.Here you can find recent discussions or you can have a chat in our coffee lounge with other members. I hope you managed to see your friend the other day.