I don’t intend to keep this post here very long – just long enough so people can advise me on what I should do, I’m not very up on my rights as a Jobseeker because they don’t bloody tell you them!
Anyway, the other day my advisor emailed me a job to apply for. I’m now on weekly signings as I’ve been ‘unemployed’ for 8 months. As most of you know, I work part time as a Marketing Assistant – the area I want to stay in and move into a full time position within.
This ‘job’ is actually ‘work experience leading to a job’. In sales. It also emphasises customer service, which I specifically told my advisor I don’t want to go into, because I’m very sensitive and if an angry customer yelled at me I would end up bawling my eyes out.
What is also amazing about this ‘job’, is the job description doesn’t actually tell you what it is: it just reads as a list of attributes they want their free workers to possess:
Like, what do you think it is? It seems suspiciously like telesales to me, which is an absolute joke. Why would I give up a part time job in Marketing in a museum, where I work with intelligent people I adore, for work experience where I will presumably be treated like a number?
The other brilliant thing is I have a degree, and I have held part time jobs since I was 18. I’m now 25. I’m pretty sure I already possess enough work experience.
I intend to email her and ask if it’s mandatory to apply. If it is, I am in a brilliant situation whereby I can just sign off: I still live at home, and my parents completely support me in this decision. They think it’s disgusting I am being asked to give up part time work for an unpaid job in something I have no interest in and would undoubtedly be rubbish at.
I also didn’t know they could email you?! Fucking Christ on a bike.