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Tunbridge Wells jobseeker's horror at 'oddball' comments 14 May 2017 09:45 #2510

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13 May 2017

A graduate jobseeker has spoken of her horror at being called a "home-educated oddball" by a prospective employer.
Anna Jacobs read the description by Tecomak Environmental Services in an email inviting her for interview.
Attached seemingly by accident, the comments suggested Ms Jacobs, of Horsmonden in Kent, was "worth an interview if only for a laugh".
The company said it was investigating thoroughly but added the comments had been taken out of context.
Ms Jacobs told BBC South East Today she was initially excited to be invited for the interview for a position of office administrator.

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Tunbridge Wells jobseeker's horror at 'oddball' comments 14 May 2017 18:36 #2519

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Shocking isn`t it? That you apply for a job with good intentions and read that? Absolutely cruel and nasty. But then we expect this kind of criticism now because of the way employers can pick and choose who they want to employ and can take the p*** out of anyone. Well, we can play that game too by not applying for the jobs! :P
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Tunbridge Wells jobseeker's horror at 'oddball' comments 15 May 2017 11:28 #2533

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I like to hug trees and homeschooled my daughter for awhile and lived on a boat and go scrumping in the summer and try to eat raw, haha

The worst part is that a graduate has to take a crappy admin job anyway, degree's have become worthless and boring jobs are hard to keep without going insane.
"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it." - Robert Frost ...
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Tunbridge Wells jobseeker's horror at 'oddball' comments 15 May 2017 11:40 #2535

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My friend is a qualified nurse but she gave it up after about five years due to the workload and generally got fed up working overtime for others and decided to quit and spend more time with her young daughter. Her husband is well paid so she doesn`t need to work now, but she did go into the job centre a few years ago to ask about signing on and when she told them she had a degree, the job centre told her....."we can`t help you because you are too over qualified"... :blink:

She doesn`t want to go back into nursing and said recently that she would just take a job in a shop! I told her she` better than that but I think she feels guilty that her hubby is the only bread winner and she wants to contribute to the household. She drives but is in her early 50`s like me, so chances are she may or may not find the world of work doesn`t want her now. I warned her that the jobs going these days are low pay and for someone who was nursing, she wouldn`t get anywhere near the pay she was getting as nurse.
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Tunbridge Wells jobseeker's horror at 'oddball' comments 16 May 2017 17:18 #2554

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If he has a good solicitor, he can rip the company off for defamation, discrimination or whatever.
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