Job offer, advice please (Goes on a bit)
Easy · 27/01/2004 09:39
As some of you may know, I've had some problems over the last year re surgery to my hip, and I have just started to walk again.
Before all this happened I was working self-employed, as an IT training consultant. A few weeks ago I saw a job advertised that would suit me very well. Not classroom teaching (which I couldn't do now, can't spend all day on my feet), but mentoring people taking professional exams. Anyway, I applied, explained my position (currently on crutches, working hard with physio to improve ASAP).Attended interview. The Agent has rung me to say that they liked me, and would love me to do the job BUT .... they are concerned about my physical capability right now, and want to come back to me in a couple of months. I understand their position BUT... the agent has asked me not to apply for any other jobs before then !
Do you think I can ask for any sort of commitment from the employer. I think I'm quite lucky to have landed a 'job offer' (if thats what it is) so soon (but then my self confidence has been pretty badly hit by the last 10 months).
I don't want to wreck my chances with this job (it really would suit me well), but on the other hand we're pretty skint, well in fact in debt, so I don't want to stop looking for 2 months, then find this job has disappeared.
BTW, anyone looking for a freelance book-keeper, I could do that for a while to bring in some cash while I'm waiting.
pollingfold · 27/01/2004 09:46
They can't make you not look for another job, a job offer is not a promise that they will give you ajob in a few months time (their circumstances maybe different).
I would carrying on looking for something and if there is something that you prefer then take that, if you don't then go back to them and hope that the offer is still there.
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