Interview at Duplications. Total employer fail!

For the first time in my life I’ve come across a employer who is truly unprofessional. That’s from the first two minutes in the interview through to the second interview (with the same employer) where the employer had to “Shoot off” from a staff member. Not only that but this employer also lied to the recruiting agency.

Congratulations to Duplications of Enfield highway!

Lets begin with the first interview…

I’m on a pre-pilot scheme with the job centre and have been looking for IT roles for approx two months. Two roles came up that I had knowledge of doing. A trainee web designer role at a nice web design company in Enfield Town and Trainee IT Technician in Enfield Highway courtesy of Duplications!

The first interview was with the nice company, it wasn’t really a role I was interested in and I was more interested with the role at duplications. Designing websites was always something secondary. So, when I didn’t get the role with the company in Enfield I wasn’t surprised but wasn’t too disappointed either. The interview I had with them was conducted in a very professional manner and was what I would expect.

Along comes first interview at Duplications Limited. The place I would have liked to work. The attitude of my interviewer Vince was quite frankly appalling. There was no structure to the interview or set questions. I came on time and received a lecture from the interviewer about my age and that I shouldn’t be compelled to just accepting any job I can do. Even though I had been targeting IT jobs with the job centre for months! I hate being sworn at in conversation and this is what I received about four times… in a interview!! Anyway, passing the first interview I got through to the second interview. This was where the real fun started.

Second Interview

Due to come in at 9:00am I arrived a few minutes late. 9:03am and get told by a staff member to set my watch to their time!! Can you believe it? Haha 😀

He also explained that Vince had another appointment and had gone elsewhere. Couldn’t he have rung me before I left?? :@ One wonders how long the interview would have been if it had been conducted.

If this is how duplications and Mr. Bavetta treat a potential employee then shame on them. Can you imagine how a customer or potential customer must get treated??

To top it all off a staff member told me to come back on Monday. This staff member saw the time and I was nowhere near ten minutes late as Mr. Bavetta claims. My watch showed 9:03am. Okay, three minutes…

Time I was due to arrive

Time I was due to arrive for second interview.

So, Not only were duplications not able to conduct a professional interview. Duplications also lied/exaggerated the fact I was only three minutes late.

Bit upsetting as it was through the job centre HTCIC program but sure my opportunity will come again.

3 thoughts on “Interview at Duplications. Total employer fail!

  1. Mike

    I’ll make sure I avoid them 🙂 I hate dealing with companies who can’t seem to do an interview.
    Secondly, I just took a look at their website – Poor design/code all the way.

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