I called my brother today to say hi & he really didn't sound himself....I asked him what was up & he said work let me go....... He came out of the army after 12 years last year & moved in with his GF & her lil boy. He tried to get in to the police but they said he didn't show enough energy (or something like that) he got through all the tests tho! He was gutted so he carried on looking for a job. He eventually got a job as security in Manchester and got a door license and was going to be trained up on CCTV etc. The hours we're unsociabe & he had to work every weekend which was really effecting his "family life" although it was a good paid job. He was then offered a job at the firm where his GF works (she's in accts) he was offered a job doing building & construction on normal hours and the same pay as his other job! He was told with his skills there was really good scope for promotion to site manager.....He bit their hand off & took the job. He's been much happier but working everyday for 12 hours to show he's willing. So after working all weekend for them he goes in this morning only to be told 'we have to let you go' with no explanation, they said that was his weeks notice & as he'd worked a week in lieu then he could go today but still get paid next Friday. He'd checked his contract and he was on probation for 6 months.....he'd only been there 2! He said he'd never done anything wrong and he'd worked his ass off! He did say they'd taken on a lot of foreign people just lately!! The worst bit is he's just bought a new car and he'd asked his GF to marry him and they'd booked a date for next year. We're going to look 4 dresses at the wknd......even tho he has no job! I really feel so sorry for him.....he's had the worst luck over the last few years! I can't believe he's been to war many times for this country but the min he steps out of the army nobody wants to give him a chance! Yet there's more bloody foreign people coming in to the UK and getting jobs straight away! We can't go to where their from and help ourselves to their jobs! Whats wrong with the bloody Government!!! It pisses me off really bad when I go to tesco's & ask the assistant for help and the assistant can't speak a bloody word of english.....where's the customer service in that?? Sorry I'm just ranting now!!!