Okay, so I’m applying to Borders, which ONLY accepts applications online. My current/previous employment situation is fairly complex - if not complex, it doesn’t allow for simplistic answers without being misleading. Problem is, the online form ONLY accepts simplistic answers. “Are you now employed? Yes or no?” “What were or are you paid at this job? Here are numerical ranges - pick one.”
Problem is, if I go ahead and put in the “closest” answers, the results are certain to be misleading to whoever’s in HR reading this, perhaps to the point where I won’t look available and reasonable to hire, which I think I am. Further, there’s no space whatsoever in this web form that I can see for me to explain any of it.
Any thoughts on what I could or should do?
PS: I hate online only forms for this reason. The other is that they make me give my SSN up front, which I hate.