I was completing an online application for a lowly position within a large well-known holiday break company.
It stated that they required permission to contact GP if the need arose and basically if you didn't then you've got no chance of getting a job there.
To my mind, this was completely unacceptable and I didn't proceed with the application. However, they required feedback as to why I didn't proceed so I stated that their Gestapo attitude completely put me off and they sounded a ghastly company to work for!
Of course it is entirely possible that a GP wouldn't reply favourably especially if they've received a complaint against them (as in my case).
Has anyone else come across this? Would be very interested to hear of experiences.