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Comment #1562752 by Chopstix

Chopstix Sep 5th 2013, 7:38 PM #

Disgraceful , just because people are having a hard time looking for work employers think they can humiliate them.

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    Favourite David Harris
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    Sep 5th 2013, 7:56 PM

    The point is that people allow themselves to be humiliated by sheepishly following any bizarre requests put to them. Show some dignity and bring the interview to a close. Take control of the situation. The guy who did probably got the job.

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    Favourite Graham Kiely
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    Sep 5th 2013, 7:59 PM

    Being OK with humiliation qualifies you to work in Currys……

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    Favourite Daniel Murray
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    Sep 5th 2013, 8:00 PM

    To be honest, it was probably a test to see if they are confident infront of strangers and out of their comfort zones. You wouldn’t make a good salesman if you can’t put yourself out there. Just saying

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    Favourite Lloyd Christmas
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    Sep 5th 2013, 8:10 PM

    I wonder what currys response to this is

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    Favourite Mary
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    Sep 5th 2013, 8:15 PM

    I think there are many less ridiculous ways to test ones confidence in front of strangers, for a very simple example, ask them to approach a customer in the shop and strike up a conversation and watch how customer reacts. This was just juvenile.

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    Sep 5th 2013, 8:38 PM

    David you’re right but if you were in that situation you might have done the same too. They could have thought they’d look foolish if they were afraid to do it. They probably gave into the pressure of finding a job and competing with other people in a group interview.

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    Favourite Jed I. Knight
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    Sep 6th 2013, 2:22 PM

    This is disgusting. If it was 10 years ago Curry’s would never get a graduate even applying for a job there but this sounds like some little shit of a manager who never saw the inside of a university deliberately going out of his to humiliate these kids he/she knows are more qualified than they’ll ever be.
    Should they have told the interviewers where to shove their job? Absolutely. But then would they have had any chance of that job? No, not a chance. Oh there might be some stern letters written, at best some media coverage but no job. Bear in mind despite the considerable international coverage he still wasn’t offered a job by Curry’s, so most people desperate for a job in todays climate would do what these people did. Cringe, and dance.
    We’re now in a world where its an employers paradise, they can do whatever they want with their employees. And they are.

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