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just turned down a temp job...what do you think?

Postby Sparks |UKCS| on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:27 pm

I just turned down a 3 month temp job working at a Car rental company where i would be calling back customers who have either used the service or declared an interest. Aswell as updating customer information and taking bookings.

I'm not sure this was the right move?!

I don't really want to do this job, i don't really want to be tied to a phone all day long but at least its not cold calling! The pay is okay [6.50-7.00]. If it was for a month or 6 weeks i'd probably have taken it.... in the back of my mind i'm thinking about the other 5 applications i've got for other jobs which i would actually want to do! Then again if i don't get any of those i've just turned down a job!? :scratch:

Can you see where i'm coming from?

Any thoughts? you reckon i should have just taken the job?

The temp agency are ringing me again tomorrow about 1 weeks work near my house so if i didn't get that i could always try beg for the first job?!

any thoughts appreciated?! :)
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Re: just turned down a temp job...what do you think?

Postby Wizav on Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:49 pm

Just take it and if you get a better job with the other 5 applications , quit and take the better job.

Not only that but you can put on your 5 applications that your already working which gives other employers alot more incentive to hire you.


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Re: just turned down a temp job...what do you think?

Postby Sir Bob Geldof on Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:00 pm

Always take the job as stated by wizav it worth gold since you can stay with it if you don't get anything else or change too a better job if your offered better. Remember employers even if they hire you, can't stop you going to a better job and they will have others to contact if you leave.
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Re: just turned down a temp job...what do you think?

Postby Sparks |UKCS| on Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:34 pm

I've just realised that my first post was abit wrong...

they didn't offer me the job, they asked if i was interested...this would then lead to a telephone interview and maybe a job!

But you are right, probably should have agreed. I will ring them back tomorrow and see if they'll give me the interview

it's all about the money afterall
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Re: just turned down a temp job...what do you think?

Postby bokkie on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:42 pm

in these troubled times a job is a job
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Re: just turned down a temp job...what do you think?

Postby windowmaker on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:25 pm

Plus the additional experience you gain from the temp job will be invaluable later on ^^


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Re: just turned down a temp job...what do you think?

Postby cerb on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:32 pm

dont get picky about temp jobs, especially if youre currently unemployed and the job is only for 3 months. money's money, and it might even be easy for you. also, this might better fit in "life and relationships"
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Re: just turned down a temp job...what do you think?

Postby Dr Dave on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:40 pm

in short:

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Re: just turned down a temp job...what do you think?

Postby Sparks |UKCS| on Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:33 pm

ye you guys make an excellent points, i'll see what they say tomorrow when they call me about the other job


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Yeah, it was more a gut reaction to it...thats why i thought i'd ask. I was unsure after i thought about it. They wanted an answer immediately and i gave them one
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