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    When I got the call from Betting Room (who operate the booths in the stadium) I told the woman on the phone I wasn't able to work next week because I am going a match at the stadium with some friends. Now, I will only ever have to work home matches, and Southampton play Newcastle on the 15th, which I had bought tickets for 3 weeks prior when it looked like I wasn't getting the job. I then told her I can definitely do the next match the following week, but there is this niggling feeling I have that me going to the Newcastle match isn't a good enough excuse not to start earlier, even though she sounded ok with it, and I made a point to ask if I definitely got the job, to which she replied "Yes."

    Am I just being unnecessarily paranoid about somehow losing the job before I even start it? I guess I want to know if that type of excuse would swing in any other workplace.
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    (Original post by GammyRodgers)
    When I got the call from Betting Room (who operate the booths in the stadium) I told the woman on the phone I wasn't able to work next week because I am going a match at the stadium with some friends. Now, I will only ever have to work home matches, and Southampton play Newcastle on the 15th, which I had bought tickets for 3 weeks prior when it looked like I wasn't getting the job. I then told her I can definitely do the next match the following week, but there is this niggling feeling I have that me going to the Newcastle match isn't a good enough excuse not to start earlier, even though she sounded ok with it, and I made a point to ask if I definitely got the job, to which she replied "Yes."

    Am I just being unnecessarily paranoid about somehow losing the job before I even start it? I guess I want to know if that type of excuse would swing in any other workplace.
    I wouldnt worry if they didnt ask for a definite starting time i.e available from x date because they always expect people to have arrangements. You can confirm if you want and offer to go in, but id just o to the match especially if they have confirmed the job in writing..
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    They shouldn't expect you to suddenly drop commitments just because you've been hired, as long as you told them you won't be available on those dates at the time of interview you'll be fine
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    (Original post by bones-mccoy)
    They shouldn't expect you to suddenly drop commitments just because you've been hired, as long as you told them you won't be available on those dates at the time of interview you'll be fine
    Yeah they actually are fine with it. I got a text from the manager and told her I wasn't available on the day of the match so I start training the next match day. So it's al good.
 
 
 
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