Diary – Thursday 22nd September 2016

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Preston, England
September 22, 2016 1:58pm CST
Welfare day and my second interview at a call centre. The early welfare hearing went well as my advisor was pleased that I have got some interviews this week. I have exactly two weeks to my next hearing with her. After a library visit it was time for the interview which involved a long tour of the big call centre facility, a computer based literacy, maths and IT knowledge test, and a strange role playing test. I had to talk a boss through the process of finding the ingredients in a kitchen, for which I hd a map,, and teaching him how to make a pizza. This was apparently to see how well I can instruct potential customers and clients on the phone about their computers and mobile phones. I was told I will hear whether I got the job in the next 24 hours. I wasn’t impressed that they seemed to have no record of my preliminary interview with them the day before. My interviewer from that has not given them my CV or they have mislaid it. Arthur Chappell
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@Happy2BeMe (75431)
• Canada
22 Sep 16
I wish you all the best. Sounds like quite the extensive interview. You think they would have of records from the interview the day before. They must not be very organized.
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@Corbin5 (119948)
• United States
22 Sep 16
Glad you were able to attend that rather interesting interview. The ways things are going, like they do in the USA, it will be a nice surprise if they call in the next 24 hours. Hope so!
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• Preston, England
22 Sep 16
@Corbin5 I'll be surprised too - I have heard such promises before and the job could start as early as Monday so its not much time to prepare if they give it me
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Sep 16
I hope all goes well.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
24 Sep 16
well then maybe they will lose this too and you can move on!
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• Preston, England
24 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt fortunately they rejected me - strange to actually like not getting the job but this would have been grim
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• Centralia, Missouri
24 Sep 16
@arthurchappell oh not strange, been there, worked billing, soul eating job
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• Preston, England
26 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt one I only applied for to appease welfare
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@moirai (2312)
• Philippines
23 Sep 16
Hmm... that was weird - having you guide someone through a kitchen and making pizza, to see how well you'll do helping clients about computers and mobile phones...? I suppose they're making do since this is your 2nd interview and probably still have to go through training with regards to the database they use when actually dealing with customers (I'm assuming there is a database they use). But it's still a bit weird. Shouldn't they stick to some computer or phone related topic instead of the kitchen and pizza?
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• Preston, England
23 Sep 16
that would have made more sense yes @moirai
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@moirai (2312)
• Philippines
23 Sep 16
@arthurchappell Perhaps your interviewer was feeling hungry and was thinking of pizza. Lol!
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• Preston, England
23 Sep 16
@moirai I think I annoyed him by glibly instructing him how to order one from the nearest take-away delivery
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@KristenH (25178)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
22 Sep 16
That's so weird. Must be some mix-up in the paperwork. Fingers crossed for you to get a job.
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• Preston, England
22 Sep 16
@KristenH it confused them today that two applicants were called Mohammed - and there was only one of me
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@KristenH (25178)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
22 Sep 16
@arthurchappell Oh dear. How embarrassing. I'm glad there's only one of you.
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23 Sep 16
I'm not sure I would want to work for a company who were prone to losing fairly important paperwork!
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@BelleStarr (39941)
• United States
23 Sep 16
That does sound rather a weird interview!! I am not sure if I should say good luck!!
@Susan2015 (21964)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Hope that you get the job and like it.