Britvic55 wrote:With Registration Events, it pays to go to the earliest (FIRST) time slot & be one of the first through the door! IF there is another event, it will be "waiting list"
Oh no! Does this mean it's over for me?
Just to clarify by "waiting list", this means that if I get invited to another event I won't be offered a job but put on a waiting list if someone else quits for example?
This happened to me the first year applying for Christmas Casual work. There was one document (Birth Certificate) they wouldn't accept and I had to wait to get a new full one. I went back to a second registration event and was put on a waiting list. I received a phone call asking if I wanted to start but it was only for a couple of days very close to Christmas.
As has been said it pays to keep regular checks on emails and book your interview on the earliest time/ day.
I had my Event interview today and have been offered work. I think the interviews go on for a few days.
Bit disappointed by the choice of shifts and start times this year at my Mailing Centre. I would have liked to have started as early as possible but could not get my preferred shift "Nights" and paid hours up to 32 hours minimum until the last week in November.
Last year I started on November 5th with reduced hours the first few weeks but much better after that. The shifts on offer usually cause some confusion. This year lots of "Various shifts" options but hours up to 18 hours max earlier in November but I expect you would not be able to switch to preferred shifts and better hours 3 weeks later. No one could explain that.
It's a gamble what you opt for and, as far as night go, be prepared for numerous starting times from 20:00 to lots of 02:30. Last year this resulted in lots of people dropping out due to public transport problems and getting lifts.
Many will think they will work exactly what the hours say on the acceptance letter. It's not until you start to work your contract you find out the level of flexibility the Mail Centres now require.