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Sorry to bother you, I just wanted to say, please don't write me off as a potential employee because I don't drive.
I have found myself in that catch twenty two situation where driving is an every day essential skill I currently lack, but in order to learn to drive, I would need a job to pay for it, and in order to get most jobs these days, it would be preferable that I drove.
Forgive me if I am incorrect, I understand that there are three residential homes under *** in the area, ****, ******* and *******. While it would be more convenient for me to be situated in either of the local homes, I would not be opposed to getting a train to work should I be put in at ****.
I know that you require drivers to take the children places, but I wouldn't mind staying behind to maintain the residence, do paper work, and study for my qualifications while they are gone on trips.
I am a very good academic learner and I would not be surprised if I gained my qualifications quite quickly, and while I wasn't working, I would be taking intensive driving lessons to make myself available further more quickly.
This career would be so important to me, I have absolutely no intention of gaining my qualifications and leaving. I know driving is not in the job description, and can understand why it would be preferable to interview candidates who can drive, but I just wanted to say, I am willing to do whatever it takes to become a really good asset to the home and the company.
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by Lulzaroonie
I'm thinking that you live in a large city in the UK as they have quite the Mass transit system. I know folk here in the US who have the same problem.
Myself? I never understood why folk don't learn to drive. I learned when I was eight. Granted it was a tractor, but it was a start.
Don't you have a friend who can take you to a empty parking lot and teach you?
Originally posted by polarwarrior
What kind of job are you after?
I've never come across a job where you need a license before, besides the obvious ones like pizza delivery or truck driver etc.
It would seem to me like the other 90% of all jobs don't need a license.
I'm not sure they'll like your reply, they probably don't care about your problems and it may seem like whinging to them, not the attitude they would want in an employee, they probably want someone who will just DO what needs to be done, not give a list of reasons why they can't.
edit on 5-4-2012 by polarwarrior because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Biliverdin
reply to post by Biliverdin
Doesn't matter. Minor setback. Next time you will be better equipped.
Besides, a couple of times, I have been called back when the person they employed, because they seemed a little better on paper, didn't turn out to be up for the job.
Onwards and upwards. Their loss. Okay?