Work interview in rough suburb. What to do?

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So, a couple weeks ago I was forced to start looking for alternative summer jobs as the company I was going to work for had to defer my contract to next year.

Anyway, during my job hunt, I came across this role which is exactly what I have done in the past and something which I thoroughly enjoy doing. However, the biggest problem is the location. The job is based in the same city where my best friend lives and from what they've said to me, it is actually in a suburb that is a notorious crime hotspot and is incredibly unsafe, even in the daytime.

Therefore, my question is, should I attend this interview despite the dodgy location or stick to my friend's advice and not go at all? The latter could mean I stay unemployed the entire summer but as a young female, I do get very anxious about my safety when out by myself.
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Do more research. Stats will be available, and are they the kind of crimes that will be a threat to you personally, ie muggings or cars damaged? Do you think a company would be based there if it's staff was under regular threat?

If nothing else, it's interview practice, so I would say go and make your own mind up. Why not go to the city a day or 2 before the interview and visit the location to see what it's like, and check out the travel options if you got the job?
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This is England not Johannesburg, nowhere's that dangerous
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(Original post by ROTL94)
This is England not Johannesburg, nowhere's that danger
Husband does not scare easy but walked away from a job in Hackney area after two shootings in a week!
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Do more research. Stats will be available, and are they the kind of crimes that will be a threat to you personally, ie muggings or cars damaged? Do you think a company would be based there if it's staff was under regular threat?

If nothing else, it's interview practice, so I would say go and make your own mind up. Why not go to the city a day or 2 before the interview and visit the location to see what it's like, and check out the travel options if you got the job?
Yes, maybe I'm too much of an optimist but this is my way of thinking.

Because hypothetically, if I did get the job, I would not be commuting on foot and that seems to be the most frequent types of crimes that happen there - assaults in the street, stabbings etc.

It's just unfortunate that my friend is completely against me going there and the last thing I want to do is upset them.
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It's just unfortunate that my friend is completely against me going there and the last thing I want to do is upset them.
Why is your friend so involved in where you work? It doesn't matter what upsets them, do what is best for you and if that means taking this job, so be it!
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