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    So I've just been rejected from 2 part time jobs that I applied to. The first one, I made it past the group interview stage and was rejected following the assessment/induction session. The next one was for a food retail place, I did a trial shift for 3 hours where I had to serve customers making things like milkshakes and packaging little cakes for them. I don't know what I did wrong, I did take money off a customer which apparently I wasn't supposed to and the customer left before I could give the change back. Also I think I charged her the wrong price, but then again I had just started and was expected to remember all these prices of the food. Other than that I can't see what I did wrong. Has anyone been in a similar experience b/c I feel really bad, I'm normally quite clumsy so maybe it was my clumsiness that let me down. Ngl I did sort of struggle to package some boxes but then again it was my first ever time doing a job like that. And I was there for 3 hours! What could they have seen that was so off-putting in 3 hours? Would really appreciate some feedback please
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    Don't worry, loads of people get rejected from their first jobs. It's completely normal so don't worry about it. At least now you know that you must work as well as you can as you don't need to improve on.

    Go out, apply for a new job and don't come back until you have one! Jk, come back but don't give up!! That's really important.


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    graduates from oxbridge can't get jobs, no matter just apply for another one
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    (Original post by Edosawr)
    Don't worry, loads of people get rejected from their first jobs. It's completely normal so don't worry about it. At least now you know that you must work as well as you can as you don't need to improve on.

    Go out, apply for a new job and don't come back until you have one! Jk, come back but don't give up!! That's really important.


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    Thank you

    I just know that I'm not usually good at practical tasks and I am quite clumsy so I thought that may be the reason why I was rejected. But when I think of it I can't remember doing anything too crazy like spilling something lol so I don't know what they were expecting, it was my first time
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    3 ****ing hours and group interviews, it's disgusting. They should just be honest, save themselves the trouble and select names out of a hat. HR consultants have a lot to answer for.

    OP, part time unskilled retail jobs are literally a lottery. Buy enough tickets and you will eventually win a prize. Do not imagine there is actually any objective reason for your having failed.
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    graduates from oxbridge can't get jobs, no matter just apply for another one
    :O Are u serious or being sarcastic? Thanks though , yeah I guess I'll have to keep on trying
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    (Original post by scrotgrot;59221101[b)
    ]3 ****ing hours and group interviews, it's disgusting[/b]. They should just be honest, save themselves the trouble and select names out of a hat. HR consultants have a lot to answer for.

    OP, part time unskilled retail jobs are literally a lottery. Buy enough tickets and you will eventually win a prize. Do not imagine there is actually any objective reason for your having failed.
    :rofl: Ikr!

    But really? Why else would they take me on for an interview, put me on a trial shift, if it wasn't the trial shift that was the objective reason I failed?

    Thank you btw
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    Don't worry. Everyone makes mistakes, especially when nervous about a possible job!

    I've been rejected from 420-ish jobs (since leaving uni) so we just have to peservere

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    :rofl: Ikr!

    But really? Why else would they take me on for an interview, put me on a trial shift, if it wasn't the trial shift that was the objective reason I failed?

    Thank you btw
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    Don't worry. Everyone makes mistakes, especially when nervous about a possible job!

    I've been rejected from 420-ish jobs (since leaving uni) so we just have to peservere

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    Ikr, it's so nerve wracking when the customers and everyone is watching what you're doing and you're new to it all! Indeed we shall! Have you been through a trial shift sort of thing before? I just feel like I must have been really bad to be rejected after being accepted for a trial shift
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    (Original post by scrotgrot)
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Ikr, it's so nerve wracking when the customers and everyone is watching what you're doing and you're new to it all! Indeed we shall! Have you been through a trial shift sort of thing before? I just feel like I must have been really bad to be rejected after being accepted for a trial shift
    No, I haven't. Well, I did in 2011 for a summer job but tbh they didn't give a toss what I did there

    A trial is just a trial, don't be so hard on yourself

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    (Original post by Anonymous)
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    I'm sorry I don't follow lol
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm sorry I don't follow lol
    In giving you a trial shift even though they knew they were going to reject you (although the criticism would still hold even if you had been accepted) they got x hours of free labour off you
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    In giving you a trial shift even though they knew they were going to reject you (although the criticism would still hold even if you had been accepted) they got x hours of free labour off you
    Lol I didn't even think of that...too busy mourning over my rejection haha. But why do you say the bit in bold? Maybe it's because they knew by my CV that I hadn't worked in that sort of environment before
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    Lol I didn't even think of that...too busy mourning over my rejection haha. But why do you say the bit in bold? Maybe it's because they knew by my CV that I hadn't worked in that sort of environment before
    I am going off what you said about your suspicions that they knew they weren't gonna choose you, but like I say it doesn't matter wrt the free labour. Fwiw trial shifts are not the end of the world in my view but they should not be longer than two hours
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    I am going off what you said about your suspicions that they knew they weren't gonna choose you, but like I say it doesn't matter wrt the free labour. Fwiw trial shifts are not the end of the world in my view but they should not be longer than two hours
    Huh I didn't say that lol but anyway you're saying that regardless, they shouldn't have used me for free labour?
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    Huh I didn't say that lol but anyway you're saying that regardless, they shouldn't have used me for free labour?
    Well no and as I say there should be limits to trial shifts or at least compensation when you are hired but whatevs it's not going to kill you
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    :O Are u serious or being sarcastic? Thanks though , yeah I guess I'll have to keep on trying
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