I'd like to know how people have approached working in a permanent position when they've only been able to commit a few months - perhaps on a gap year (as I am).
Would anyone have a problem with me not letting on that I plan to leave for university in the autumn (I foresee an awkward question at interviews!)?
I don't think I'm legally obliged to let on and I could twist it a bit afterwards and say that I originally planned to defer entry (unlikely, but possible, in reality).
What about notice periods and all that (I know a minimum of one week must be given, by the employee) - are they tricky or awkward?
I've no experience of this - I've only ever worked as a temp or on short-term contracts.
Getting a 'permanent' job on a gap year - notice periods etc. watch
- Thread Starter
- 27-01-2010 17:55
- 27-01-2010 21:44
I got a permanent job on my gap year, just told them at the end that I decided to go to uni after all...notice periods are usually a month after probation.
- 27-01-2010 22:58
Yep, just tell a white lie. I got a permament job on my year out which I plan to work until I go to university (which they don't know about) so I'll probably tell them a month before I go that I decided to go in the end.
Mind you, it does make things awkward socially. Like, I can never talk about university stuff, in case my manager says something like ''I thought you said you weren't going'' but tbh everyone is so nice where I work, they wouldn't care!
Edit - be honest, best way
- 28-01-2010 02:33
I don't know if that includes working on freelance jobs? Any comments about that?