Diary 2nd And 3rd October 2017
October 3, 2017 1:35pm CST
Diary Monday 2nd October 2017 A quiet day involving a little shopping and preparing for tomorrow’s important job interview. I got an ominous letter stating that I should expect the interview process to involve up to two hours waiting time just due to the sheer number of people attending. I have had interviews where that has happened before but at least this time they did warn me in advance. Diary Tuesday 3rd September 2017 I had my big interview for Xmas work with the post office today. This took place not at the post office itself but at the Preston North End Football stadium. I had to take along a ridiculous amount of documentation, ranging from bank account receipts, to current utility bills, my passport, a print out of the online application form they already received electronically and passport photos of myself too. I arrived to find that I was a few minutes early but instead of letting me wait, I was sent out with instructions to return exactly on time. I barely had time to reach the exit before turning round to go back in. I was then told that my utility bill was out of date and instructed to go home for a more up to date one, which pushed me to the back of the queue. I rushed home, got the right document and went back, a four bus journey. I was then interrogated on my application form and asked to confirm my mum’s name. I accidentally gave her name, in talking as Chappell, but corrected it a I realized they wanted her maiden name, to Cavanagh, but I was later questioned on this again as if the two different names were proof of some sort of identity deception. After my first interview, I had a second one which amounted to the same questions again as the second interviewer checks the first one did everything correctly. I was finally told that I have got the job, starting in late November for five weeks. I then had to have my photo taken for an ID card despite them having gotten me to bring in photos printed at my own expense for clipping to my application form. ,A nightmare day, but ultimately a good result as I did get the temporary work. Arthur Chappell
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• Redlands, California
The job interview process is a nightmare these days and you are not the only one. The corporate system is to me in shambles and why nothing ever gets fixed. That is just ridiculous and I often wonder if corporations self reflect the way people do. Apparently not because if they did they would have to see how they are treating people. I have seen some stuff in my day and they publicly humiliate people and you can see it on everyone's face, they want to say something but do not for fear of losing their job or not getting hired.