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Back when young ScaryDuck worked in the Dole office rather than simply queuing in it, he had to deal with a claimant brought in by his mum. She did all the talking. He was 40 years old.

Have you had to deal with over-protective parents? Get your Dad to tell us all about it.

(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 15:13)
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Foreign Office
I went for a job interview with the Foreign Office once. The interview lasted a whole day and I even had to sign the Official Secrets Act as part of the process (so I probably shouldn't be writing this!). It was for a very good job and I was gutted to get the rejection letter a week or so later.

However, I was absolutely mortified to find out a few days later that my mum had got hold of the rejection letter and had phoned them up demanding to know why they hadn't given her precious little boy a job! She berated them for their poor recruitment choices and apparently finished her little speech by indignantly telling them that it was "their loss" before slamming the phone down.

I was 27 at the time.
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 17:39, 6 replies)
oh dear
still, look on the bright side, now that you've broken the OSA you'll soon be in Gitmo in an orange boiler suit so you won't need a job.
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 17:42, closed)
So YOU'RE the one!
We hear tales of you, no joke :-)
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 19:31, closed)
I too had an interview there
I stole some loo paper just because it had 'Property of the Foreign Office' printed on every sheet.

thats me for the Tower then
(, Sat 12 Sep 2009, 1:24, closed)
Yup - my mum's done that
And I got a job :s
(, Sat 12 Sep 2009, 2:17, closed)
I hear lots of stories of people going for secret jobs where they are not allowed to talk about applying. I suspect that the recruitment process shows up the fact that they can't keep a secret and that's why they're rejected :)
(, Sat 12 Sep 2009, 15:13, closed)
I've signed the Official Secrets Act
And as far as I know, that isn't an official secret, so I'm allowed to tell you.
(, Tue 15 Sep 2009, 14:10, closed)

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