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    (Original post by jeevan12)
    Yeah in total I did 4.5 hours as the 2.5 hours was extra! The actual trial its self was only 2 so this is why I am also angry if they used me for free labour :/
    Wait until the outcome is issued to you.

    Good luck
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    Stay positive you would be cheap to take on so they might give you that job.
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    (Original post by jeevan12)
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    This is entirely standard for businesses on this scale. There might be an opportunity, the shop floor wants more help, but management haven't worked out if they can afford it - this is almost a permanent state of affairs in businesses.

    The shop floor workers see a possible candidate and ask them to come in for a work trial. A work trial is an interview by another name, when the role is so simple there are no real interview questions that can be asked about it, you just need to see of the person fits in.

    It's not a case of 'getting free labour' at all, they still had to pay all their usual staff, and someone had to talk to you, tell you what was going on, explain things to you, keep an eye on you etc and was therefore much less effective than they usually would have been.

    You didn't have the gumption to leave after the two hours and hung on for longer.

    Well done, you impressed the workers on the shop floor, but the management still have to work out if they can afford to take on another staff member. If they can afford it, you might get a call. if they can't, you won't.

    you haven't been used, it's just the same as going for an interview and not getting the job, except here they weren't even advertising, you made a speculative application.

    You can't put it on your CV, you spent 4 hours making cups of tea and sweeping the floor - you can do that at home any day of the week!
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    Stay positive you would be cheap to take on so they might give you that job.
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    Probably the best reply I've had on this entire thread, everything you said sounds like logical business sense.

    It's tough luck isn't it really, I guess this is just how a business works! Hopefully they could have me on but I agree with everything you've said.

    Thanks for a great reply!

    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    This is entirely standard for businesses on this scale. There might be an opportunity, the shop floor wants more help, but management haven't worked out if they can afford it - this is almost a permanent state of affairs in businesses.

    The shop floor workers see a possible candidate and ask them to come in for a work trial. A work trial is an interview by another name, when the role is so simple there are no real interview questions that can be asked about it, you just need to see of the person fits in.

    It's not a case of 'getting free labour' at all, they still had to pay all their usual staff, and someone had to talk to you, tell you what was going on, explain things to you, keep an eye on you etc and was therefore much less effective than they usually would have been.

    You didn't have the gumption to leave after the two hours and hung on for longer.

    Well done, you impressed the workers on the shop floor, but the management still have to work out if they can afford to take on another staff member. If they can afford it, you might get a call. if they can't, you won't.

    you haven't been used, it's just the same as going for an interview and not getting the job, except here they weren't even advertising, you made a speculative application.

    You can't put it on your CV, you spent 4 hours making cups of tea and sweeping the floor - you can do that at home any day of the week!
 
 
 
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