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Would Grey sports leggings and a black striped jumper + grey shoes be considered 'comfortable but smart' for a job interview (at a supermarket)!!!!!
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Pls!!!
Calling all sensible people.
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Would Grey sports leggings and a black striped jumper + grey shoes be considered 'comfortable but smart' for a job interview (at a supermarket)!!!!!
No. I'd suggest wearing jeans and a formal top at least. For males, a shirt and trousers, for females there's a lot more variety - but sports clothing is just taking the piss really.
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No!! Think smart trousers (either like skinny trousers or dark wash fitted jeans without rips) and a jumper (not a hoody or sweatshirt, just a knitted jumper that's not too oversized)
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No. I'd suggest wearing jeans and a formal top at least. For males, a shirt and trousers, for females there's a lot more variety - but sports clothing is just taking the piss really.
Despite taking the piss with my clothes.... I got the Job.

You sound saw about the fact that it is acceptable for women to wear a greater range of clothing than men. I think I may have just confirmed the existence of female privilege.
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Despite taking the piss with my clothes.... I got the Job.

You sound saw about the fact that it is acceptable for women to wear a greater range of clothing than men. I think I may have just confirmed the existence of female privilege.
Congratulations on the role.
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Congratulations on the role.
Thank you, I have been unemployed for the last 3 years, so I am kind of pleased with myself.
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Would Grey sports leggings and a black striped jumper + grey shoes be considered 'comfortable but smart' for a job interview (at a supermarket)!!!!!
Congratulations 😊 Sorry I didn’t see this thread earlier.
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Congratulations 😊 Sorry I didn’t see this thread earlier.
Thank you . I was just getting a little stressed. I would have worn a shirt etc, but the interview was on such short notice, I didn't have time to iron it. All paid off in the end though.
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Thank you, I have been unemployed for the last 3 years, so I am kind of pleased with myself.
No worries. Try not to have any employment gaps from now on. It's easier to stay in employment and progress to other roles when you're already in employment. You can use the customer service experience as a stepping stone if you keep at it for the next 6 - 12 months.
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Thank you . I was just getting a little stressed. I would have worn a shirt etc, but the interview was on such short notice, I didn't have time to iron it. All paid off in the end though.
You’re welcome. 😊

I can understand the last minute struggles. Wishing you all the best.
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No worries. Try not to have any employment gaps from now on. It's easier to stay in employment and progress to other roles when you're already in employment. You can use the customer service experience as a stepping stone if you keep at it.
Yea, I am certainly planing on keeping it. Although I am only on a temp contract, they intend on making me permanent after a trial period.
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Yea, I am certainly planing on keeping it. Although I am only on a temp contract, they intend on making me permanent after a trial period.
That probably means they will want you to work the hours they want you to work - can change at any time, you have the right to refuse, but if you do they'll hire someone else and have your contract terminated.
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That probably means they will want you to work the hours they want you to work - can change at any time, you have the right to refuse, but if you do they'll hire someone else and have your contract terminated.
Yeah, they said that they wouldn't ask me to do more than 14 hours week though, I can't for now as it will mess up benefit claim. My contract is for 10 hours a week.
But they did say that the shift pattern will vary from week to week.
(If they did try to force me to work more than 14 hours a week I could threaten to bring a disability discrimination tribunal against them- don't particularly want to go down that route and it wouldn't make me popular, but it would be an option.)
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Yeah, they said that they wouldn't ask me to do more than 14 hours week though, I can't for now as it will mess up benefit claim. My contract is for 10 hours a week.
But they did say that the shift pattern will vary from week to week.
(If they did try to force me to work more than 14 hours a week I could threaten to bring a disability discrimination tribunal against them- don't particularly want to go down that route and it wouldn't make me popular, but it would be an option.)
How long is the contract for? If you keep at it, doing the 10 hour - 14 hour (maximum) a week (if it's actually written in your contract of employment, the maximum is 14 hours per week, they cannot legally get you to work more hours anyway) - you stand a chance at being accepted for a permanent role, because you will have had the commercial experience over other candidates. Even with the contract coming to an end, it's best you apply for as many other customer service roles elsewhere as a backup plan.

Note: if this is classed as part-time, there is no specific legal definition of number of hours maximum per week for part-time. You'd have to check your contract what that is and they can't ask you to go over that.
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