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Muns asks - Did you blag your way through a job interview, only to be caught out? Is your photography portfolio full of other peoples work? Did your potential employers google your name, before offering you a lucrative contract and discover something from your past you would rather forget? How did you fail to get the job?

(, Thu 11 Jun 2015, 11:00)
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went for a job in ship propeller engineering firm in Wirral
All going well, I had all the qualifications and more (it was for an apprenticeship). I was quite old for an apprentice, I had already lived away from home and had returned to make it easy on my bills so i could pursue a low wage apprenticeship in engineering.

I went for the interview, got on well with everyone i was introduced to, even made a few jokes - everyone laughed.

Until I was 1:1 with the manager who was interviewing me, We had conducted my role, and pay etc. I couldnt have answered the questions better. The job was mine. I was just on my way out after shaking the guys hand when he asked when he was going to meet my mum and dad.


I was actually a dad myself at the time, I was 20.

Why did he want to know about my mum and dad?

It all got a bit awkward at that point, I actually changed my tune and started to argue why he would need to see my parents - given I was already a parent myself.

Something about wanting to make sure i would get to work on time, and I would wake up on time etc.

Two days later i got a letter with a "sorry - you have been unsuccesful" letter in it.
(, Thu 11 Jun 2015, 14:02, 2 replies)
Haha, good one mate
A scouser who wants to work, lol.
(, Thu 11 Jun 2015, 14:36, closed)
it was a step up from my last job
nicking wheels off cars, whilst wearing a tracksuit - all to pay for this ridiculous perm of mine.

Its almost as if that stereotype is actually real.
(, Thu 11 Jun 2015, 16:06, closed)

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