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Old Aug 8th, 2014, 15:24 PM   31
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Thanks everyone. I got a call saying I didn't get the job anyway I knew I wasn't going to take it but just wanted to know I could get it. Makes me feel like I'll never get a job even though I've got a degree feeling a bit down in the dumps after that but I've got a few coming up that I really want so hopefully they go a bit better.

The interviewer asked if I had a plan B for childcare bcos I told then id just moved down and I told them no so maybe if I'm asked again I am going to have to tell a white lie
Pretty sure they can't ask you that?? Would they have asked a man I wonder.
Yes legally they're not even allowed to ask if you have children, or if you are married. In comes under sexual discrimination since it could be construed as trying to identify if you're going to want maternity leave/flexible time etc. I know this from training in interview techniques and laws in my previous job.

While I can see it's reasonable that a business wants to know their employees/future employees have reliable childcare, from a legal perspective it's none of their business. They should be selecting the best candidate based on merit and it's the candidate's responsibility to arrange their private life.



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2014, 03:13 AM   32
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Thanks, I done the calculator online and it's based on last years salary for me and for oh. I didn't work because I was a student so I put 0 but still with OHs wage from last year which is considerably less than this year, says we won't get anything. Don't know if it's because I never worked though.
Was that the HMRC calculator? because that doesn't calculate your tax credits or your voucher amount it just compares the two based on info you give it. So you need to contact a voucher company to find out how much you (would) qualify for. You should be able to find out from prospective employers what company they are registered with.

You'll need to earn enough for your wage, minus the voucher amount, to be equal to or above the taxfree limit (10,000 per year). Even high earners can apply. This link goes to a page with a really good downloadable pdf. I've just found out you can claim the money from BIRTH and save it up for future childcare

http://www.childcare-vouchers.net/parents
Just bumping this as forgot to mention BOTH parents can apply. So your OH could apply even while you aren't working or you can both apply once you get a job.



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Haven't read the whole thread, but when I was going back. To work after my second, we worked out how much I would have left over if I went back to work 1 day, 2 days, 2.5 days, 3 days, 4 days and 5 days - I was surprised to find that any more than 3 days and I wasn't getting any more money home with me after childcare compared to working 3 days. It's to do with your tax free allowance. I'd really recommend using an online calculator to work out how much you would get so that you can compare it fairly - I was surprised. I now work 2 1/2 days per week (2 days one week and 3 the next rather than a half day at nursery, as half days are a lot more expensive).

http://www.thesalarycalculator.co.uk/salary.php



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2014, 07:12 AM   34
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Thanks everyone. I got a call saying I didn't get the job anyway I knew I wasn't going to take it but just wanted to know I could get it. Makes me feel like I'll never get a job even though I've got a degree feeling a bit down in the dumps after that but I've got a few coming up that I really want so hopefully they go a bit better.

The interviewer asked if I had a plan B for childcare bcos I told then id just moved down and I told them no so maybe if I'm asked again I am going to have to tell a white lie
Pretty sure they can't ask you that?? Would they have asked a man I wonder.
Yes legally they're not even allowed to ask if you have children, or if you are married. In comes under sexual discrimination since it could be construed as trying to identify if you're going to want maternity leave/flexible time etc. I know this from training in interview techniques and laws in my previous job.

While I can see it's reasonable that a business wants to know their employees/future employees have reliable childcare, from a legal perspective it's none of their business. They should be selecting the best candidate based on merit and it's the candidate's responsibility to arrange their private life.
Agree. I don't know anywhere that would be a legal question to ask. It's none of their business anything to do with your home life, marriage status, childcare situation, etc. I would just dodge those type questions in the future, as they have no business even asking that.

I don't even mention my kids in interviews, tbh. The fact I have kids has no bearing on my ability to do the job I'm applying for. I try to keep the interview completely focused on that.



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2014, 08:24 AM   35
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I learnt the hard way and got turned down for 3 jobs...each one I passed 3 interviews but as soon as my kids were mentioned ( they asked in direct questions...like if we needed you in at 7am or to work away for weekends )I was suddenly fobed off for not being flexible enough and not being able to commit to random overtime (which wasnt mentioned any where in job spec or first interviews as wouldnt have applied if it had...and mostly they would ask what had I been doing for the past year and if I said maternity leave you almost instantly saw them switch off) deff avoid mentioning them altogether and if asked even indirectly just say you dont want to answer, or make some thing up...in the end I said i spent the past year focusing on my self doing a house project and some home learning courses)

I just worry that it was so hard for me to get a job after only taking 9 months off let alone 5 years



 
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