Now this is beginning to p*** me off.
I had applied for a job at Camp Beaumont's office in Beeston Regis (which is just outside Sheringham) as an admin/sales co-ordinator, and when I got the phone call from them last Monday inviting me over for an interview on Thursday morning, I was, to say the least, quietly hopeful. I already had one interview the previous Friday, and although I didn't get the job on that occasion, the interview itself went rather well. (I must say that the people I saw that day were very courteous and did their best to help calm any nerves I had -so no problems there.)
Anyway, the next couple of days were spent getting paperwork sorted out (like my CV and certificates), and as I had an appointment already scheduled at the Jobcentre, this gave me a chance to get a travel warrant organised for the day. Things seemed to be looking up, or so I thought.
Well, Thursday morning rolled around, and I was just about to leave the house (having grabbed some breakfast and taken my diabetes medication) when my mobile phone sounded. It was the Camp Beaumont office - according to the woman on the phone, the Managing Director was called out of the office unexpectedly and there was nobody else who could carry out the interview, so they had to cancel the appointment. I was told that they would get back in touch to reschedule the interview, so I left it at that. The travel warrant wasn't wasted though, as the cancellation enabled me to go to my regular supported jobsearch session at the Salvation Army in Sheringham.
In the meantime, I had a third offer of an interview in as many weeks when an agency in Norwich told me that a company in Aylsham had seen my CV and was interested in talking to me. (but that's another story entirely).
That contact from Camp Beaumont I was expecting did come, but it wasn't the rescheduled interview appointment I was hoping for. Instead, it said that they had filled the vacancy and that my application was unsuccessful. It felt as if the proverbial rug had been pulled out from under me. What they did was highly unprofessional. To put it bluntly, I've been let down and lied to.
Well that farce means that I'll have had two interviews in three weeks, which isn't bad going if you think about it (and at least it'll keep DWP quiet for a while.) And if anyone from that company sees this, I'll leave them with this thought - if that's the way they treat those people who apply for jobs with them, I'd shudder to think about how they treat those who work for them.
- Mark Radbourne
- Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom
I'm a former hospital radio/club/mobile DJ, avid record collector and amateur musician (playing guitar, keyboards, recorder, harmonica and percussion.) I've even filled in on bass guitar for a couple of local bands as well (although that was quite a few years ago). Also interested in Motorsports, Wrestling/Mixed Martial Arts and Classic Television and Radio from the 1960s - 1980s.
Why am I on here? Well, I'm just trying to make some sense of life before it's too late...but who cares anyway?