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    17 years old and after my SIXTH job interview for a part time job in a shop, I thought it had gone pretty well. I saw a girl I know who had also interviewed just before me. She was dressed in a t shirt, jacket and tracksuit bottoms, and honestly her entire extended family must have been waiting for her, and they all gave her a big hug and a pep talk, even offering to go in with her. (We were all sitting in the one area so I heard all that was said). Meanwhile, I went on my own, I showed up 10 minutes early and dressed in smart black trousers and a white shirt. I found out I didn't get the job which is perfectly acceptable - but then I found out that this girl got the job instead of me. She's working there now and a month later, she still can't operate the tills without another worker assisting her, and a lot of the time they put her out to direct traffic in the car park Why? Because her family knows the family who run the shop.

    I am so tired of nepotism among part time job interviews! I just needed a rant about this. When I got a call back, the owner told me I interviewed fantastically and that "If we were hiring more than one, you would have a job" and yet here I am, with no job in comparison to someone who showed up dressed poorly with an entire entourage of support. How the hell am I supposed to bypass this crap?
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    Sometimes you gotta help a friend. it doesn't just happen with part time jobs, it's quite popular if you're in government lol
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    it's only natural to hire someone that they know
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    double edged sword - make more contacts and you can do the same.
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    Sometimes it's who you know, not what you know. Can be frustrating but this may work in your favour at some point. Just take it with a pinch of salt and keep trying.
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    (Original post by smc720)
    17 years old and after my SIXTH job interview for a part time job in a shop, I thought it had gone pretty well. I saw a girl I know who had also interviewed just before me. She was dressed in a t shirt, jacket and tracksuit bottoms, and honestly her entire extended family must have been waiting for her, and they all gave her a big hug and a pep talk, even offering to go in with her. (We were all sitting in the one area so I heard all that was said). Meanwhile, I went on my own, I showed up 10 minutes early and dressed in smart black trousers and a white shirt. I found out I didn't get the job which is perfectly acceptable - but then I found out that this girl got the job instead of me. She's working there now and a month later, she still can't operate the tills without another worker assisting her, and a lot of the time they put her out to direct traffic in the car park Why? Because her family knows the family who run the shop.

    I am so tired of nepotism among part time job interviews! I just needed a rant about this. When I got a call back, the owner told me I interviewed fantastically and that "If we were hiring more than one, you would have a job" and yet here I am, with no job in comparison to someone who showed up dressed poorly with an entire entourage of support. How the hell am I supposed to bypass this crap?
    Do you have lots of retail experience? You never know, she might have had jobs before. Getting a part-time job can be really tough. I hope you find one soon.
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    mind you this may not work - the store i used to work with wont take me back
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    Nepotism is everywhere. At the school I worked in, it was awful there. Everyone getting the jobs were related or friends with the headteacher or the 'business manager' (aka chief secretary with fancy name title). I could go on but some of the situatioms i found myself in because of it just make me angry.
 
 
 
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