After a few hectic weeks of work in the run up to Xmas, working 60 - 80 hours a week, things are now quiet and I am forced to sign on again. When my JSA interview had finished, I was asked if there was anything else they could help me with. Yes I said, explain to me why when I only work 17 hours a week I have to pay full rent which leaves me Â£10 worse off for working, than if I had sat at home watching Jeremy Kyle and claiming JSA. She just shrugged her shoulders and said if you do more hours you will be better off. Feck me, if there were more hours I would do them. I have e mailed DWP, Job centre plus and my local councillor to no avail. So when I am offered a days work, am I going to have to say, don't bother unless you can guarantee me 3 days or more ?