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Interview expenses

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by polster, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Hello
    I attended an interview some way from my home a month ago, I stayed with family, so my only expense was the train fare. I wasn't given an expense form at the interview so I e-mailed the personnel officer to ask for one. Since then I have sent them four e-mails (three to personnel, one to the HOD who interviewed me, and left two telephone messages. I am being ignored! I didn't do anything about this over half-term, assuming that there would be no-one there, so I have given them more than enough time to respond.
    What do I do now? If no-one will return my calls are they refusing to pay my expenses? Should I contact the LA directly? I was under the impression that they are legally obliged to pay my travel expenses, although nothing was said on the day, or in the letter. Am I wrong here somehow?
    Thanks for your help
    Polster
     
  2. Hello
    I attended an interview some way from my home a month ago, I stayed with family, so my only expense was the train fare. I wasn't given an expense form at the interview so I e-mailed the personnel officer to ask for one. Since then I have sent them four e-mails (three to personnel, one to the HOD who interviewed me, and left two telephone messages. I am being ignored! I didn't do anything about this over half-term, assuming that there would be no-one there, so I have given them more than enough time to respond.
    What do I do now? If no-one will return my calls are they refusing to pay my expenses? Should I contact the LA directly? I was under the impression that they are legally obliged to pay my travel expenses, although nothing was said on the day, or in the letter. Am I wrong here somehow?
    Thanks for your help
    Polster
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Afraid so.
    No obligation whatsoever to pay expenses unless they have agreed to in advance.
    And, to be honest, over the last few years, school budgets have become so tight that nowadays very many schools do not pay.
    Indy schools are more likely to pay, but small and not-very-well-off ones won't.
    You can try contacting someone else, but don't hold your breath.
    Sorry to give you the bad news . . .
    Best wishes
    _________________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    There is now another seminar on Applying for Senior Leadership on 13th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop17.eventbrite.com
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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