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    yup, i'm job seeking, got an interview, interview went ok , and then the lady said, 'the next stage of the recruitment process is to work unpaid trail for a few days'

    Would you do it? is it legal?

    Oh wow,how has my life come to this :rofl:
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    I might do 1 shift, but not several days
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    (Original post by Flather)
    I might do 1 shift, but not several days
    one day seems ok, but day after day unpaid, oh God
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    If I really wanted or needed a job then yes, I would. It sucks sometimes but you have to show them what skills and qualities you have. If you aren't willing to, someone else will!
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    (Original post by SuperWolfPaws)
    yup, i'm job seeking, got an interview, interview went ok , and then the lady said, 'the next stage of the recruitment process is to work unpaid trail for a few days'

    Would you do it? is it legal?

    Oh wow,how has my life come to this :rofl:
    This is a grey area. Essentially when does a trial become full-time work? For unskilled shop work I do not think you would even need to work a full shift to demonstrate whether you were up to the job. In fact, many employers would still pay you anyway or offer to pay expenses on the trial.

    I would never work unpaid. It is just bad practice. If you are desperate for a job then you could offer to do a few hours - not days - and they should cover your expenses. If they decline then they are not someone you want to work for so count yourself lucky.
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    (Original post by Jenx301)
    If I really wanted or needed a job then yes, I would. It sucks sometimes but you have to show them what skills and qualities you have. If you aren't willing to, someone else will!
    as there is no guarantee i would get the job after the 3 days,If not offered the job - I would be left with a lack of confidence so bad - i would need to take a pretty heavy prosac to continue with job seeking.
    This is unskilled work too.
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    Worst case scenario; three days work experience. You want to be a retail manager or something? Do it.
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    A trail run, in a shop? That must be a big shop! I'd say go for it, a bit of running can't be bad for you, can it?
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    I would but would put in minimum effort , it's like slavery tbh
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    No way. Besides being a complete insult and a waste of my time, accepting this kind of thing only encourages big corporations to continue doing it.

    Three days?? Disgusting behaviour to even ask.
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    Usually trial shifts last for like 1-2 hours. But three days? They're making use of free labour :lol:
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    (Original post by banterboy)
    Worst case scenario; three days work experience. You want to be a retail manager or something? Do it.
    i have 6 years retail experience already.
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    (Original post by SuperWolfPaws)
    i have 6 years retail experience already.
    Fair enough. If you really want the job you'll do it. If not you won't. I personally would do it, i wouldn't want to increase the risk of being out of employment for an extended period of time.
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    (Original post by banterboy)
    Fair enough. If you really want the job you'll do it. If not you won't. I personally would do it, i wouldn't want to increase the risk of being out of employment for an extended period of time.
    good point. but i know i will come out feeling a lot worse if i got exploited. i have other interviews coming up. heres to hoping i guess.
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    (Original post by Jenx301)
    If I really wanted or needed a job then yes, I would. It sucks sometimes but you have to show them what skills and qualities you have. If you aren't willing to, someone else will!
    No they won't...not for 3 days.

    OP - don't even consider it.
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    (Original post by voiceofreason234)
    No they won't...not for 3 days.

    OP - don't even consider it.
    Well if I *really* needed a job and the money it would bring then yes, I would... and I have.... and I know others who have as well. I'm not saying it's right, I'm just saying if you need a job that badly then you will do it.

    OP if you aren't bothered about getting it then no, don't bother.
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    (Original post by SuperWolfPaws)
    good point. but i know i will come out feeling a lot worse if i got exploited. i have other interviews coming up. heres to hoping i guess.
    Given your level of experience a trial is redundant. They are just trying to get free labour. Seeing as you have other interviews coming up, I would just be very open with them and say if they want to offer you the job they can but you are not doing an unpaid trial.
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    Trial runs can and do happen. But personally I'd not be doing a trial run for three days unpaid unless I had a really good reason. That's working for free

    That's kind of taking the piss.

    Bearing in mind if it's an unpaid trial run- unless you do crap you more or less have the role but also if you are on unpaid trial technically they cannot mandate you to turn up at X time, leave at X, can't do a loo break at X etc..

    But then again they'd just not hire you
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    Hell no. Anything that you need to know/learn can be done in one day if even.
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    Btw what shop is this?
 
 
 
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