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Is 7.45am too early to phone about a job in the paper?

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Backtobasics Thu 27-Sep-07 09:47:40

Well i know i am being unreasonable but does 7.45am seem to be an odd time to phone for a job in the paper? I was up with dd in the night so wanted a little bit longer in bed this morning and wasn't impressed when i was woken up by the phone ringing and it woke dd up too.

I just think it's an inappropriate time to phone for a job.hmm

flowerybeanbag Thu 27-Sep-07 09:49:12


9am, no earlier.

fireflyfairy2 Thu 27-Sep-07 09:49:23

They were keen, give them that! And they probably wanted to get in before everyone else

Are you interviewing them? grin

bran Thu 27-Sep-07 09:49:35

Yes, it would annoy me. But if you wanted to employ someone who wouldn't turn up late then at least you already know that this person is a natural early bird. grin

mimi03 Thu 27-Sep-07 09:50:54

i would personally have waited till after 9am, office hrs and all that.

DeedeePickles Thu 27-Sep-07 09:51:07

Perhaps you shouldn't sleep at the office!

Seriously, how was that enthusiastic job seeker supposed to know that it was a home number? I think they should be applauded for being keen and you should take them on immediately for showing initiative...

Kewcumber Thu 27-Sep-07 09:52:49

I wouldn't ring at 7.45am for a job - it's wierd. Home or office wouldn't matter.

Backtobasics Thu 27-Sep-07 09:53:57

It's for an 11.30am start and it's not an office it's a shop. DP didn't put the shop number because the staff get too busy to take the calls so i sit in all day taking the calls.

HonoriaGlossop Thu 27-Sep-07 09:56:06

YABU. They were bound to think it was an office/shop number that would have an answerphone attached where they could leave a message. Probably doing it before they left for work.

They could not have expected they would get a home number so it's not an odd time to phone at all IMO.

DeedeePickles Thu 27-Sep-07 09:56:12

Well ringing early would give them an extra tick in my book. Especially in my business where extra hours are put in from time to time to meet deadlines.

Lorayn Thu 27-Sep-07 09:57:25

I agree with honoria, maybe it was the latest they could ring this morning, if on their way out to other job/school runs etc.

DeedeePickles Thu 27-Sep-07 09:57:26

What kind of shop opens at 11.30?

Backtobasics Thu 27-Sep-07 09:59:43

To me it doesn't matter what time you ring whether it's 10am or 7pm, dp and i hire the most suited to the job and experience with the public is always an advantage. We don't hire based on what time they phoned for the job! That would be insane!

Backtobasics Thu 27-Sep-07 10:02:37

It doesn't open at 11.30am! It's part time hours to work over lunch time and in the afternoon! Someone just left who was doing full time morning and afternoon and we have decided to split the hours in half so one does morning and one does afternoon and they overlap at lunchtime giving us more bodies in the shop at lunch when the shop is at it's busiest.

DeedeePickles Thu 27-Sep-07 10:02:53

Exactly. At least they phoned in person. Lots of young people get their parents (usually Mum) to phone and ask on their behalf now! I always say no to them.

Backtobasics Thu 27-Sep-07 10:06:56

Dp once nearly got taken to court because a girl who has just left (walked out) sent her mum in to collect her money because she was too scared to come in herself. All he wanted was for her to come in herself to collect it.

He also hates it when they get their mum to phone in sick for them!

Backtobasics Thu 27-Sep-07 10:12:42

It was a guy that phoned and in my experience the guys who phone up never turn up for the interview! In our shop anyway, they probably do for other jobs.

DeedeePickles Thu 27-Sep-07 10:16:16

Hope he never applies for mind-reader jobs grin

Backtobasics Thu 27-Sep-07 10:37:46

Mind reader? Na, hope he never applys for a job where you need to have common sense! smile

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