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    Hi guys, I'm applying for a job at the moment, and it says it closes on '13th November at midnight'. Does that mean it closes one minute after 23:59 on the 13th or one minute after 23:59 on the 12th? It's completely ambiguous, and I'm sure it's the former, but I just wanted to check!
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    probably spot on 24:00 id imagine, why would it matter though?
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    i would read it as one minute after 23:59 on the 13th

    they should make it clearer :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Gent2324)
    probably spot on 24:00 id imagine, why would it matter though?
    No,he means what date.


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    I would guess the 12th. If you aren't sure, just do it before midnight on the 12th to be safe
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    (Original post by Gent2324)
    probably spot on 24:00 id imagine, why would it matter though?
    Because technically, if it says that it closes at midnight on the 13th, then that is either as soon as it becomes the 13th, or as soon as it becomes the 14th - surely? Usually jobs will say 'closes at 11:59' rather than 'midnight' to avoid the ambiguity of where midnight falls.
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    I'd imagine 13th November at 00:00. So you have until 12th November 23:59 to submit it.
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    It means 'at the end of the 13th'. But you should take it to mean 11pm to allow for crashes, internet not working etc.
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    Actually it is ambiguous. Midnight is not strictly beginning of the day or end of the day. There is no strict definition.

    In this case, since the 12th is a Sunday, I would bet on it being til end of Sunday 12th.
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    It means 'at the end of the 13th'. But you should take it to mean 11pm to allow for crashes, internet not working etc.
    That's what I thought originally, but with quite a few people saying otherwise, I'm not so sure anymore!
 
 
 
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