It took me about 12 hours to do.
I went home and I had barely set foot inside and they were ringing me. No, surely, surely not. My application was good but they surely can't be that quick to decide i'm brilliant and deserve the job outright. Right?
'Hello, can I speak to Mr Parker?'
'Hi, i'm sorry but can I ask where you got the application form from?'
'er, from the job listing on the Blackpool council site'
'Ah, i'm afraid there's been an error at some point. The application form listed on the council's site is incorrect, you need to fill in the Catholic Education Service's form.'
'Oh, i see. What about the deadline, it's supposed to be in about ten minutes isn't it?'
'Well yes, but due to these circumstances we have decided to extend the deadline until 5pm this evening, so you should have plenty of time'
'Right, well thank you for letting me know'
TWELVE FUCKING HOURS. TWELVE.
Fortunately, the new form is one of the better designed ones I have seen and didn't collapse in on itself the second you have the audacity to try and enter something.
I would have expected them to just accept the alternate form... the information isn't drastically different on it. Grrrr
Still, it's handed in now and who knows, perhaps some of the other applicants might have given up half way through the second form.....