I'm actually looking forward to going back to work on Wednesday, probably as this time last year I had been on the dole 3 months after being made redundant after 19 years in the one job - the only job I'd known since leaving school.
Unfortunately it took a bit longer than I'd hoped it would take to get back into employment but I persevered and it paid off. I was criticised by the "nice" person at the Job Centre for applying for too many jobs and not using their diary to record my job search - I was actually using a proper desk diary to record my applications etc - but that apparently wasn't acceptable, but eventually they saw sense
From my experience the JCP employees are only there to process claimants and go through a standard script - they offered no support whatsoever - and I really feel for anyone else going through that process
Good Luck on Friday NT