Morning..... Sorry to rant so early on in the week, but i'm soo p*ssed off BEWARE...this may be a long one! Basically my OH lost his job about 6 months ago and due to what he does (anything really like chef work...courier work...removal man etc etc) he just cant find anything at the moment...all those types of jobs have dried up (even looked in all supermarkets on a weekly basis and they have nothing). Sooo he decided to go onto Job seekers.....we needed any income we could get. Well in June his Mother (as lovely as it was) took him and the family (minus me!) to Florida for 2 weeks (he didnt want to go, or leave me, but she said if he didnt go, none of the family went, and basically emotionally blackmailed him) When he got back at the end of June, he had to go to the job centre to do a rapid reclaim....as he'd missed a sign on date and they'd cut off his money ......bascially since then he hasnt had a penny through....I've been supporting him on my wage (which isnt that much) while trying to save every other penny for the LO. He's been calling them every day since early July and is getting nowhere...its really starting to bug me. Anyway....as he's been on Job Seekers for 6 months he has to go on a 13 week course, which started this Morning (its to do with Gardening which he has no desire in, but it was the course which started the soonest) Anyway he tried to explain that without any money, how was he meant to go there?? He was told tough sh*t basically and he had to go (he was booked in for an apppointment tomorrow at the local JC to explain why he didnt turn up).....BUT I lent him £25 for a weekly travelcard as I didnt want him to not go.....but now which the muppet has gone and LOST his travelcard.....20 minutes after buying it. I'm soo pissed off........I dont have another £25 to give him.....so when he got to the course (early) he asked if he could retrace his steps to try and find the thing......he was told tough, you can go out at lunchtime (arghh it makes me so angry...he was early, so couldve gone to look 4 it, and turned up late, but noooo he was punished for doing the right thing) Now I dont know what to do....I'd pushed and pushed him into going on this course (he didnt see the point, as it means he cant activly look for work for 13 weeks) plus it means when I finish at work he wont be there to look after me (selfish I know!) but we are moving house in 1 or 2 months and I really needed him to help me pack. Now I'm thinking..........should he leave this course, and go to the job centre tomorrow saying he's had no money so couldnt get there......which is true! If he does this, then it'll mean they'll schedule him on another course at a later date (meaning he'll be away for even more of my Mat leave, and maybe even over my due date ) I'm tempted to tell him to leave today.....sign up for another course at a later date, then after 8 - 10 weeks or so, lie and tell them i've gone into labour early, so he can get out of the course and help me pack and move. I HATE the job centre.....they push you from pillar to post, expecting you to run around trying to prove your looking for work, when they cant be arsed to do the obvious thing and pay people.....arghhh Plus...last week when I went with him to an appointment, as I had nothing to do and we were going to go shopping after, I tried to enter the building with him, and was literally PUSHED out of the building like a thief by security....turns out if you dont have an appointment your not allowed in......but there really was no need for the guy to grab me by both arms and force me out.....I'm blatently pregnant...... Sorry for the HUGE rant ladies....I knew it'd be long! If you have made it all this way to the bottom, your thoughts/advice would be really appreciated. to you all.