I'm applying for a job in Marketing in England. My potential new manager asked my age on the phone interview. I let it go as he is not originally from here.
But it got to a point where he is now asking my former bosses for things including:
- My salary
- Whether I was fired or left (I left),
- Whether they would re-hire me, and if not why
- How 'trustworthy, reliable' I am etc.
I thought this was a good opportunity as I have been unemployed for some time now, but am having second thoughts. Is it okay for him to ask these questions? Is this a red flag for what it will be like working at this company?