Turn on thread page Beta

Really need some advice: Full time care job offer... no further 2 months on? watch

    • Thread Starter

    Hi All

    Basically in August I received a full time job offer with a care provider, which I was at the time thrilled about. However.... I have had my DBS (came back very quickly, all fine) My references; one was fine, the other my last employer (work experience within my college) they couldn't find someone to reference me due to staff cut backs in the team I worked in. I explained this to the prospective employer, who then got really iffy with me, and said: "I don't understand what you mean (I told her what the college advisor I spoke told me), I thought they were your last employer, perhaps you can explain this to me?

    I have sent her emails, left her messages... nothing. I have offered her other references (including the tutor who presided over the work experience placements)... Nothing at all. This brings me to the health report, they asked me to undergo a health report with my GP, which is totally fine, as they wanted more details on my Asperger's Syndrome and Dyspraxia, I was very honest and upfront in the interview about my health conditions, and the interviewers were originally fine with it. I then find the company has done a complete 180, and feels that I may be a danger to service users due to the fact I may not pick up on the needs of my clients. (even with people actually willing to be witnesses to the contrary)

    My GP in her report said I was honest, and 2 weeks ago sent back her report, and I got my copy. They have not had theirs, and I have been trying to chase that up, (I sent them a copy of mine, in scanning and via post, recorded delivery I might add... no reply)

    I am really worried, as I have had no word about my "service users" my team leader... training even... it's been nearly 2 months, and due to financial family issues, I am still having to sign on. It's having a negative effect on me all round.... I am at the stage now where I really want to pursue other options (I have an interview for a Saturday job at my local library on Thursday and also an interview for an advanced Youth Worker apprenticeship on Tuesday next week) but as I signed a contract with this care provider (it's a conditional offer in very, very tiny print) and they did pay for my DBS/CRB, can I safely and legally pursue other options? Or do I wait for them to do what I know they have done to other people and in December have them drop me for "unsatisfactory references?"

    Thanks in advance
    • Community Assistant
    • CV Helper

    Community Assistant
    CV Helper
    (Original post by Samwin)
    You can safely and legally pursue other options. A contract of employment does not limit you from seeking other employment options.
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: September 23, 2014
Which accompaniment is best?
Useful resources

Articles and guides:

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A-Z of careers Advice on choosing a careerCV writing helpCovering letter helpInterview tips

Featured recruiter profiles:

CGI logo

CGI is open for applications

"Offering a range of apprentice and sponsored degree positions."

Deutsche Bank logo

Deutsche Bank is recruiting

"Thrive in an international banking environment"

ICAEW logo


"Merck is a global leader in specialized pharma & chemicals – join us!"

Army logo

The Army is recruiting now

"With hundreds of roles available, there’s more than one way to be the best."

Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

Handle your digital footprint

What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

Quick links:

Unanswered career sector and employment threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.