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I sent an email to company the other day, they replied it and it all seemed a bit too positive. I sent them my CV last night, this morning I get an email saying they think I will fit in very well within the company and can I please confirm when I start.

It dosn't really make any sense as the comapny haven't even see me or anything. I am guessing it will probably turn out to be unpaid work experience. I need to ask them but will it put them off?

I am not sure what to do.
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What did you say in your Email? Did you hint anything about work experience or un-paid work? If it bothers you about the money, ask them straight out, it's the only way to find out.
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Agreed either ask them straight out or ask them to send you a sample contract (which should list all your terms of employment) to look over.

(out of interest which company is it?)
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Agreed either ask them straight out or ask them to send you a sample contract (which should list all your terms of employment) to look over.

(out of interest which company is it?)
I am not bothered about the payment but obvously I can't work for a year without being paid, but I guess I could do it for a month or somthing. That way I have a little work experience and still finish my degree in 2005. Its a smallish software development company in Hyde. I would imagine it has less than 50 employees.
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I haven't even got my contract yet, and i've been working there for over 13 weeks. Is the money an issue to you? (i guess as a university student it may be)
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Just ask them something like "what is your wage rate"? or something a little more subtle so you don't seem obsessed with the money. Email them back and ask them, it's easier than doing it over the phone.
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Have not done you an interview nor a test?
A little strange I guess.

I also sent a mail to get my actual job (C\C++ Programmer) but first I did an interview and a little application test.
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(Original post by amazingtrade)
I am not bothered about the payment but obvously I can't work for a year without being paid, but I guess I could do it for a month or somthing. That way I have a little work experience and still finish my degree in 2005. Its a smallish software development company in Hyde. I would imagine it has less than 50 employees.
Out of interest, is that Hyde in Tameside, Greater Manchester?
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Out of interest, is that Hyde in Tameside, Greater Manchester?
Yep Hyde as in Shipman Hyde. Glad to see you got the country right. Its amazing how many people like to call it Cheshire when its not.
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Yep Hyde as in Shipman Hyde. Glad to see you got the country right. Its amazing how many people like to call it Cheshire when its not.
I ought to get it right... I live there.
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you must have sent them a very good cv/email... may be they lack workers that's why they accepted you straightaway...
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Just email them and ask them to send you some details about the job available and say that you are provisionally available from a certain date.

It might be that they think you will fit in but need to know when you can start before they can finalise the details of where you will fit within the company.
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(Original post by amazingtrade)
I sent an email to company the other day, they replied it and it all seemed a bit too positive. I sent them my CV last night, this morning I get an email saying they think I will fit in very well within the company and can I please confirm when I start.

It dosn't really make any sense as the comapny haven't even see me or anything. I am guessing it will probably turn out to be unpaid work experience. I need to ask them but will it put them off?

I am not sure what to do.
Yay well done, you star! What's the job? (i'm too lazy to read the thread)
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