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yeah phone up for me lol, hmmm or maybe not, what will you say?
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yeah phone up for me lol, hmmm or maybe not, what will you say?
Yeah..just give me your details.
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Another theory: only certain types of people apply for those jobs.
I think he's right. I had huge difficulties getting jobs in some really crap places. I think it's a combination of this, + they don't want a full time student because they want a full time worker, + personality clash, for example I had considerably better qualifications than the boss of the store I worked in, she only had a few GCSEs. They don't want somebody who they don't relate to.
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Nobody really wants to employ someone who isn't going to last very long. The fact that you are more qualified means you're not likely to stay very long.
Yeah and that's fair enough for them.
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I think he's right. I had huge difficulties getting jobs in some really crap places. I think it's a combination of this, + they don't want a full time student because they want a full time worker, + personality clash, for example I had considerably better qualifications than the boss of the store I worked in, she only had a few GCSEs. They don't want somebody who they don't relate to.
There is a lot of truth in that, the people who run a lot of these places are very working class to the extent of leaving school at 16 to get a job in a factory. They then setup a little shop when they have a bit of money. They don't want some cocky student coming in telling them how things should be done. And to a point they would be right.

Its also hard to respect a boss if they appear to be an oink.
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I just wouldn't have the attitude for it. My part time job at the moment is great because the main bos has a PHd and the other one has a masters. So we all quite highly educated and they don't feel intemidated at all by me.
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im gonna be picking up an application form from a dry cleaners tommorow i rung them up and asked about the part time job. An application form is better than nothing so hopefully im in with a chance but you never know. Its a saturday job + otherdays maybe so i might have a chance.
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