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    Im finished my alevels in a few months and i was wanting a job in asda. however i have got bad social anxiety so i definatly wouldnt be able to do the group interview they do, so if i spoke to them about do you think they would be alright about it?? ive got good grades got B's for my gcse's and a A* for religous studies and predicted B's for my Alevels.
    They say they dont discriminate against anything and if ive got a problem (social anxiety) confirmed by the doctor, would they be ok about it? i would be fine working in asda as im polite and can speak to people when i have to, i just cant socialise with a group of people
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    only one way to find out
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    As regional manager for ASDA, I have to say, no. The work is highly demanding, and many graduates are simply not prepared for the sheer intellectual barrage of pushing trolleys around. It takes very special applicants, and a further 7-8 years of training to achieve the desired skills.
    I do however wish you the best of luck
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    You are aware that you'll be working as part of a team, i.e. in a group? If the social anxiety isn't bad enough to stop you working there, then it shouldn't be bad enough to stop you doing the group interview. If you can't manage the group interview, then I doubt you'd cope with the job, I'm afraid.

    Sorry to be so blunt, but you're going to have to face up to it at some point, and I don't see any point in raising your hopes.
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    They would probably make special arrangements for you. Companies are pretty turned on to that sort of thing now. If your social anxiety is that bad though wouldn't it impact on your ability to do the job and communicate with customers?
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    (Original post by Doyle&TheFourFathers)
    only one way to find out
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    Are you sure you want to work there? Asda really, really want the workers be be all happy and smilely and chat away to ALL the customers. I hate it.

    I think you'd be better off finding an office based job.
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    (Original post by poshbloke)
    As regional manager for ASDA, I have to say, no. The work is highly demanding, and many graduates are simply not prepared for the sheer intellectual barrage of pushing trolleys around. It takes very special applicants, and a further 7-8 years of training to achieve the desired skills.
    I do however wish you the best of luck
    Lol as an ex employee I can say that most managers don't have this sense of humour (as I hope you are being sarcastic here :P)

    You will be in a quite stressful job which includes promlem solving skills and a very good communication base. If you have social anxiety this would hinder you quite alot in your job as there is constant demand on you.

    You have to consider if you are any good at confrontation also, as customers can be quite irate and have a severe lack of respect for the employees. Also I do question if this is the best job for you to go for as this is surely your worst nightmare? Loads of people, high stress.

    And unfortunately its not just about grades. You have to be sociable and if you think you'll find the interview hard, I've got to be real here and say I don't think you will cope.

    As to whether they will accept you, depends on what spin you put on it and what department you go for.
 
 
 
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