I have what you would call 'Helicopter Parents'. They take an unusual delight in trying to make all of my decisions for me because they think I know best. I'm 22 and it's getting pretty pathetic now.
I have been suffering with an intolerable amount of anxiety over the past four years and have been incapable of holding down a job. I have been on the road to recovery and finally find it's time to start looking for work.
I want to start with something quite simple. A part-time job with the flexibility between working days to study courses which will help me further my career and eventually land my dream job.
Unfortunately, my parents think otherwise and are pressuring me so much to go for some crappy job that I really don't want to do. They sent off for the application using my name without my permission and have been pestering me day and night to fill it in and send it off. It has even replaced 'hello' in the mornings.
Upon reading the application, I found that there is really no way in which I can benefit from joining their company other than the fact that I would be getting paid money. If I was to do it, it would be to just get my parents off my back.
After being driven to insanity with the pestering from my parents I have reluctantly filled in the form. I really want to be able to save the document in a really horrible format which can't be opened by the HR department so I don't get called in for an interview.
ps: there is really no reason for me not to get the job. My brother works for the company and so does his girlfriend. In fact, she works in the HR department.
I can't see a way because you are saying if you put the application in, then you get the job. They will just ask you for another app in a compatible format. If you dont provide it then your parents will know you have sabotaged it.
You cna try an make it a poor application, but they might detect that sabotage as well.
Tell them where to stick it.