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    Sodding 25 year age limit / x years driving experience on Driving Job ads

    Just contacted Ocado to see if their "4 years driving experience" (I've been driving 3.5) is in any way negotiable as I would like a proper driving job for a while. Nope, of course not.

    So many driving jobs have these limits, I guess it's the company's insurance. Some will employ people with 6 points but no one under 25. I'm a couple o' years under the 25 mark and have a clean record so I'm outta luck. I hear the supermarkets don't have limits but apparently none are hiring around here.

    So much for "it's your ability not your age" government ads on the radio. :@

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    mmm isnt that ageism?

    if it works for oldies it has to work for all ages - worth a look - find a phone number on this site:thumbsup:

    berr.gov.uk/emp…tml

    let us know ,....:thumbsup:

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    Also I keep messing up potential opportunities. Here is a conversation I just had with a potential employer:

    Leanne says (09:13):so what are you up to today?\me says … Leanne says (09:13):so what are you up to today?\me says (09:14):courseworkme says (09:14):no driving jobs today thank gawdme says (09:14):i should also get my new cv finished (i just need to fill in my interests, you know, add stuff that'd be of interest to employers) and post that aroundLeanne says (09:15):make yourself international..i enjoy travelling to holland, blah blahblahme says (09:15):Interests:I enjoy travelling to, I dunno, enhance my cultural relevance or some tripe. Oh who am I kidding, I ****ing love Dutch girls. Seriously, I can't lie on here. So **** it, employ me or not, at least I'm honest.Leanne says (09:16):hahha Leanne says (09:17):i'd hire you me says (09:17):i'd make your tea and clean your office any day babyme says (09:17):damn for you i'd work minimum wage and do all kinds of overtimeme says (09:18):btw "tea", "clean", "office", "wage", "overtime" and "the" are all references to sexme says (09:18):(im being honest again)* Leanne is now Offline

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    holly100;2503483

    mmm isnt that ageism?if it works for oldies it has to work for all ages … mmm isnt that ageism?if it works for oldies it has to work for all ages - worth a look - find a phone number on this site:thumbsup:http://www.berr.gov.uk/employment/discrimination/age-discrimination/index.htmllet us know ,....:thumbsup:



    I think there's some kinda loophole when it comes to driving/operating stuff though, at least that's what I've assumed. But it does seem kind of unfair, I wouldn't mind the opportunity to at least get my foot in the door before they send me packing.

    it's jsut the insurance that they have, most businesses will have car insurance where only over 25's can drive.

    TGB;2503510

    Also I keep messing up potential opportunities. Here is a conversation I … Also I keep messing up potential opportunities. Here is a conversation I just had with a potential employer:



    LMAO!

    didn't you know its because as soon as you hit 25 you suddenly become super responsible

    all down to the insurance - :oops: shame

    why dont you get a cheap white van (or hired) go delivering for catalogues etc as self employed - there always advertising

    best of luck:thumbsup:

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    holly100;2503602

    all down to the insurance - :oops: shamewhy dont you get a cheap white … all down to the insurance - :oops: shamewhy dont you get a cheap white van (or hired) go delivering for catalogues etc as self employed - there always advertisingbest of luck:thumbsup:



    I considered this actually, is going self employed like this worth it? I'm really ignorant about self employment status - aware of the tax form and the risk of becomming ill whilst being self employed but that's about it. Where's the best place to go for advice?

    Thanks :friends:
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