I guess, for those of you who don't follow me on twitter, that I should update you all on the job situation.. If you have been following it that is..
It's not good unfortunately! - Well it was, until today..
So, My interview on Monday seemed to go ok, I asked about the hours, saying that I needed FULL time so that we could manage until my partner finds a job, he said the contract is for 4 hours while in the trial period, but that I would be given lots of hours if I got the job because they need staff.
So, on Tuesday night I got a phone call telling me they would like to offer me the position and to go in at 10.30 on Friday for an induction. Excitin' Stuff!
My BF and I were due to sign on at the job centre the following day (weds) so off we went, and explained the job situation. We were a little worried about signing off if I wasn't contracted to full time hours. The lady advised that I do no more than 24 hours per week for the trial period so that we could still sign on, and then when I got a full time permanent contract we could sign off.
Great, we thought..
Today comes, I toddle off to my induction day, with all my proof of ID, etc and spend and hour or so looking around the whole place, filling out a few forms. It came to 'Signing the contract' time and I asked again about hours, saying that I needed guaranteed full time hours each week, or less that 24.. I was taken to the manager, and I explained it all to him and he said they can't guarantee that I WILL always get full time, as staff that have been there longer get the full time hours if they want them first, I understand that so I asked if he could make it so that for my trial I have 24 hrs or less each week, but no! He couldn't guarantee that either. How ridiculous!
I told him there and then that I couldn't take the job because I needed to be able to get a full time wage to pay the bills, or 24hrs or less so that I could still sign on, He didn't seem bothered and just said 'Sorry'.
So, there you go - what a week!
I feel a bit of a failure, but have been assured by my BF and Mum that it's not my fault and I did the right thing. I guess at the end of the day I have to be positive and look forward.
It's their loss!