Discrimination when looking for a job

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  1. Pretty sure I'm getting a lot of potential employers fobbing me off because I'm ex-army. WHY?

    Anyone else had similar problems?
  2. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    Maybe it's because they have better candidates!
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  3. ...............

    When you wrote the application form, did you fill in the information the form asked for or just put random bits of information in random boxes?

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  4. Quite the opposite. I got my 1st job after leaving the Forces because I was ex-mob. I've also had numerous people bring up my time in the forces in interviews, and they've always been positive about it.

    Perhaps you're just a mong? Or ginger?
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  5. There was recently an article on BBC Midlands the other evening on this very subject.

    Would you happen to be a journo, by any chance?
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  6. My time in the forces happened to be a bonus when it came to the interview for my current job. Try harder journo.
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  7. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator


    ha. 0/10 for imagination and effort.
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  8. **** them and start your own biz
  9. Without my military experience I wouldn't have got the job I have now.
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  10. You obviously didn't sign back on & join the RAF then!
  11. Not only did I have a similar experience to the OP but I was disgusted by the way ex servicemen and women are discriminated agains. By employers

  12. what would you say is the reason for the discrimination
  13. I do t know. It was like Chinese walls. Nothing said in the open. It was like being black if you see what I mean.
  14. Shit! It must be because I'm ginger!
  15. How often do you use the words c*nt, c*nts or c*nting in a typical interview?