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Interview but not sure. #1030380
9th Feb 2017 12:56pm
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Hi all,
I've been invited for an interview in the morning for a job that I'm not sure is suitable for me. When I applied I thought it was something completely different but it turns out it's for an enforcement officer. I would be issuing fixed penalty notices for littering and dog fouling in Liverpool.
The money is great and I do believe in it (hate littering etc) but I'm very wary of the confrontation that would definitely ensue. My husband doesn't want me to take it but would support me if I chose to.
I need a job but...
Has anyone had any experience of this on either side?

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Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030382
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I have no experience of that sort of work but what you must remember is that you would only be enforcing the law against inconsiderate, thoughtless people.People who make life a little bit more uncomfortable for others than it need be.

Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030383
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Kittykat, I would say if you are not sure, then ask yourself why not. Then be honest with yourself and weigh one side against the other.

Sainsbury's opening on the corner of Sparks Lane in a couple of weeks. Give them a call, or nip into the one on Pensby Road, Heswall end. They are really helpful and apparently training staff there next week.. See what they say they may still need staff. (if you fancy that)

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Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030384
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There's no harm in going for the interview. It doesn't mean you are duty bound to take it.


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Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030385
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An interview isn't a one-way thing. It works both ways, it's also a chance for you to ask questions and see if the job is for you. At the end they ask if you have any questions, make sure to ask them if there's any conflict resolution training as aprt of the induction should you want some. Or what would you do if someone was being aggressive, the go-to answer for that is usually phone the police.

If you believe in the cause and the money is good and you only have that one question the go to the interview and answer their questions as well as you can and ask them questions that you need answering, the questions you get answers to are the ones that make your mind up. I've had jobs before that i've turned down even thougg it looked good on paper, was interesting and the money was great but i didn't feel that the managers who interviewed me answered my questions well enough and spouted some generic BS so i turned the job down, it didn't feel that i would be supported and if thats the case you walk away happy knowing that it wasn't for you rather than wondering "what if" if you don't attend the interview.

Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030427
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I'd ask them how long people stay in this job. Why did your predecessor leave. And ask if there are any targets you have to meet.

It sounds like a can of worms to me, but go and talk to them. You may find it appeals to you.

Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030432
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If your ok in fining someone 80 for dropping a ciggy butt---I wouldn't be but would happily ticket them for not picking up their dogs mess

Card shop in Heswall (Clintons --I think) got sign in window looking for staff. 30 hours a week

When my daughter was on job seekers she was offered an interview at an abbatoir--bit difficult for a animal lover

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Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030435
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Good luck for your interview, if you decide to attend.

My husband and I were in a Birkenhead car-park recently, standing outside the car, smoking. The car park 'attendant' warned us that the 'fag police were on the prowl'. He had clocked her, clocking us but do you know what- I never clapped eyes on the woman- looked for her but never spotted her!! Bet she was right annoyed when she 'clocked us' stubbing our fags out in one of those portable ash tray pouch type things.



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Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030469
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Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: eddtheduck] #1030492
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Where do you stand if you just walk away?


They need evidence to ticket you. They can follow you but cant "arrest" you. Don't think they can follow you onto private property or issue you a ticket inside a shop.
They can call the police but not sure what the police can do.
Few examples on youtube.

Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030524
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Thats an interesting one about your daughter , fish. What happens if someone goes for an interview where the work 'offends' because of their feelings - can they refuse to take the job if theyre offered it , without being penalized?

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They can always walk out in the middle of an interview I suppose or faint. laugh

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Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030732
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Thanks for all the replies.
After ringing them I cancelled it. It seems there are targets although they are very careful not to call them that, competency bonus I think it is. It just didn't seem right. Also it wan working for a contract company not the council so someone is going to want to make money somewhere.
Thanks for the other suggestions too, I did follow up on them but no luck yet.
As a further point, most jobs are annoyingly offering just 16 hours! If you don't get benefits how on earth can anyone manage on that?

Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030756
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My thoughts are, you did the right thing. Who wants to tackle some of these lads with their 'big angry ' dogs. Not a job you would be expecting, I don't think.
Something will turn up, and we will keep our eyes and ears open for you .


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Re: Interview but not sure. [Re: kittykat] #1030771
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I am sure you did the right thing for you, bad enough being in a job you are not happy in but to start one feeling uncomfortable is not the way to go.


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