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"Asda Magic"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by willhub, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. lowrider007


    Joined: Jul 27, 2005

    Posts: 11,147

    Location: The Orion Spur


    The carp you have go through these days for a basic job is ridiculous, silly group interview then if your lucky another 1 on 1 interview.
  2. Overslop


    Joined: Oct 22, 2005

    Posts: 3,986

    Location: Thailand

    Yep, lots of people desperate for work so they can be relatively choosy.
  3. Natwee

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 4, 2011

    Posts: 1,105

    I go in there pretty much every day :D
  4. DanTheMan


    Joined: Oct 11, 2005

    Posts: 3,785

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Eastlands or Higher Broughton? If Eastlands, I'll be the one looking like I want to be anywhere else but there :D.
  5. antijoke


    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 35,385

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Don't forget to tap your back pocket and say "that's asda price" at every opportunity, that will give you extra browny points.
  6. gosshawk


    Joined: Feb 14, 2012

    Posts: 181

    Location: South Wales

    I used to work in my local Asda, and it is like people have said, there will be a group interview in which you talk to the person next to you, then introduce them to everyone else.
    Then they split us into groups of about 5, and gave us all an item each, and we had to come up with a little advert for it and act it out in front of everyone.

    The group interviews always sound a lot worse than they are, and my store always had extra hours going, so will be a great job if you are flexible with your hours.

    And most of all.... Good Luck!!
  7. Pringle W


    Joined: Oct 1, 2008

    Posts: 10,753

    Location: Glebe Park

    Grocery colleague / shop floor assistant..........why not just put shelf stacker? :confused:
  8. atpbx


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 21,383

    I've only been to one group interview, at Comet of all places.

    Draw a picture of your best day, answer a load of questions as a group, then a one on one interview.

    They asked me why I wanted the job, I replied "because I enjoy sales, and I want to be part of someones good retail experience, I want to be the nice helpful guy that people talk about when a happy customer tells a potential customer about the great retail experience they had at Comet"

    Needless to say, I didnt get the Job.
  9. randal


    Joined: Oct 1, 2006

    Posts: 11,696

    Draw a picture of your day... I just had that at the start of a 3.5 hour interview, in which I was grilled by 5 people.

    I can't draw for toffee, draw a picture of your day, ffs, ice breaking piece of ****, *mumble* *mumble*.
  10. Morgoth


    Joined: Dec 1, 2003

    Posts: 5,128

    Location: West Lothian, Scotland

    Drawing a picture, deary me. Although if I didn't want the job I'd draw the most pornographic thing I could.

    They would probably frame it.
  11. daver

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 20, 2010

    Posts: 1,390

    Location: Manchester

    Haha, Eastlands is where I do my shopping as well, compared to the hulme store (which is on my drive home from work) it is paradise.
  12. arknor


    Joined: Nov 22, 2005

    Posts: 34,603

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    group interviews allow companies to disciminate against people with a disability which is why they are so popular these days.


    someone with a mental disability could stack shelves or man tills easily yet fail a group interview test garunteed every time
  13. Imy


    Joined: Nov 21, 2005

    Posts: 2,748

    Location: Nuneaton, UK

    I'd forget what the name of the person next to me is, let alone describe his/her hobbies.
  14. Zogger


    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,463

    Location: GU21

    My guess is it involves playing with wands
    and robe and wizard hat

    maybe if you'd let out a small tear?
  15. flibbage0


    Joined: Jun 6, 2010

    Posts: 4,837

    I applied for a job at asda last year, it took them 6 months to get back to me...
  16. GAC


    Joined: Dec 11, 2004

    Posts: 3,457

    asking why someone wants a entry level job is on par with asking why someone needs to breath. iv actually answered with the honest answer before now and even made some manager launch his coffee over the desk "MONEY!"

    and i got the job as he said i was at least honest about what motivated me rather than trying to butter him up by kissing his backside.
  17. Andy


    Joined: Aug 19, 2003

    Posts: 2,568

    Location: North

    I live a short walk down the road from Hulme ASDA. Damn, that place is like a cattlemarket. I'd hate to work in that.
  18. agnes


    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 14,251

    Location: Alameda, CA

    I despise group interviews... Hate them. Attended one without realising it was a group interview. Walked away from it.
  19. atpbx


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 21,383

    Possibly ;).

    I was trying to get out of parcel delivery and into retail/sales so was applying to every sales/retail job advertised and had never been to a group interview before and had to go during work as it was, I'd done no prep and was making it up as I went along.
    I dont think laughing in the interviewers face when she told me what the pay was helped either.
    "Atractive rates of pay" is not an adequete description of "minimum wage plus 5%".
  20. Edrof


    Joined: Nov 16, 2009

    Posts: 15,696

    Location: UK

    Assad 'magic'? Group interviews? Grocery 'colleague'? Sounds like Hell! I can't get on with that business speak stuff 'n' none sense.

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