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Could use a few good vibes for job tomorrow

Post by Stormy » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:31 am

Hi all, nothing of mega-importance here, but if you get a chance to send some positive energy/help this way for tomorrow I'd be most grateful.

I found a job that's close enough - about 15 minutes or so from the house - they are taking applications/interviews this week and I'm going tomorrow morning. It's retail (ugh) but I do need to pick up some extra stready work to pay for the increased utilities/gas/food costs since my freelance isn't doing real well right now.

The job is at a Sam's Club, they have openings in almost all departments so I suspect it's just holiday work, but that's ok, just to help us get through. What I need vibes for isn't just that I can 'get' the job, but that the hours and pay are going to make it 'do-able' - they didn't list any pay rates in the ad, just all the perks like insurance, 401k etc. Nor did they list hours. Due to transportation (can't get a bus there) I can only do hours that let me drop Ken off and pick him up, so I can only be there 7 am to 4 pm during the week, no Fridays or Saturdays (due to fluctuations in Ken's schedule those days) but I can do Sunday.

So, anyhow, I'm really hoping I can take the job - we really need to get another income that's steady here. Any thoughts, prayers, blessings, energy you can spare, I'd be most grateful :-)
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Post by Brown Eyed Girl » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:55 am

really really good luck
every one i know trying to get a job lately and keeps not getting it :(
so i wish you all my luck :D
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:15 pm

You certainly have my blessings and good thoughts sent toward getting the job ^_^ Good luck!
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Post by runewulf » Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:28 pm

Good luck hon

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Post by davisherm » Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:03 pm

Blessings to you, Stormy.

You'll be in my prayers tonight.
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Post by Kystar » Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:57 pm

Good luck!
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Post by morgana » Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:17 pm

Good luck Stormy! As for the hours, since they have so many different positions open they should be able to accomodate your schedule, and retail jobs are generally pretty flexible in that way, especially big operations like Sam's Club. As for the pay, retail sucks for pay (the most I've ever gotten being $7.50/hr), but who knows? Maybe they'll have a decent position open with little people interaction and at least passable pay. I'll keep you in my thoughts. [-o<
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Post by Stormy » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:29 am

All I can think to say is "And now, for something completely different"...

...There was a big display ad in the Sunday paper for this job, stating to "apply in person" - now, in all my years, that statement has always meant "we want to get a look at who is filling out an application" and sometimes it means "we may do an interview right then and there". So stupid me, what I was thinking, I'll never know, because I got dressed professionally and took my resume. I get there promptly at the appointed hour they start taking applications and I get nothing but a greeter telling me - "here, you sit at this terminal and fill things out and answer the questions" I asked who I'd see about giving my resume and she said, "oh, we don't do that - everything is done right here, you don't actually get to talk to anyone unless they decide to call you for an interview"...

... What the... :evil: The stupid auto-apply thing didn't give you room to say ANYTHING for ANY of the questions they ask ("you have exceeded the allowed space by 525%" - and I only entered about five sentences!!!) so how the &*%^!!#$%@%^)#*(%_ are you supposed to give ANY kind of an accurate summary of yourself, your abilities, your experience when they won't even let you give them a fricking cover letter let alone a resume!!! Ok, calm, must enhance calm - what was I thinking? It's just a retail position, even though they advertised for management as well as department workers, hey, who am I to tell them they have no idea what a person is like by looking at their stupid, idiotic canned response, dumb...

...ok, I did say I was going to enhance my calm, right?

So, anyhow, not wanting a good freshly printed resume to go to waste I stopped at Office Max on a whim (closer yet to home BTW) and low, they had a sign in the window for assistant managers and associates. And I got to speak to a REAL person, give them a resume and everything - oh WOW - and all that even though they ALSO had an online/kiosk application process. I guess SOME places understand the value of actually meeting a person and reading a REAL resume! HUMPF!
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:06 am

Oh my goodness...

Can you imagine if you worked for them? Any complaint would be filtered through 9 or 10 steps to get it to the higher-ups. Any appeal for a raise would not even get there...
I hope you get something that doesn't go through all that crap.
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Post by Stormy » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:32 pm

I forgot to mention in my irritation that 20 minutes of my time on the auto-apply kiosk was spent answering about 50 questions of the "on a scale of 1-10 I agree/I disagree type" and all those 50 questions were carefully reworded and reworked questions that kept asking the same things about three topics - drugs, lying and stealing. Basically, IMO, they asked you in 50 different, 50 very sneaky, 50 very clever ways if you were a lying, thieving drug addict and they tried to get you to slip up and admit it!!! I have never been so insulted!!!

And then I got to thinking about "why" they would do that and the only answer I could come up with is that either they "think" that everyone is a lying, stealing drug addict or most people really ARE, and they are stupid enough to not be able to realize what the questions are trying to do.

I continue to be disgusted...
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Post by runewulf » Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:31 pm

I can agree with that one. Totally unprofessional... makes you wonder what kind of job they were actually looking to hire for and also makes one wonder about the type of employees they tend to hire. ugh
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Post by Lotus » Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:53 pm

What happened to having a good resume speak for you? I'm all about meeting someone in person to get a feel for them and their energies. I think however people are afraid of this since a select few use appearances to descriminate inapropriately against people. A few bad apples will judge people based upon things they should not base the decision on......
If the person is too chunky, too much of a certain race or ethnicity, too long hair, or whatever.

You have my good wishes towards your quest. [-o<

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Post by morgana » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:12 pm

Well to be honest Stormy, I work at store which is in a mall on the bad side of town, so at my store we actually DO get alot of lying, stealing druggies who apply to work there. I dunno if that Sam's club you applied for is in a bad neighborhood or not, but it is something to consider. Also, it's a retail thing. When I first got hired at the store I work at now, they made me call some automated answering service which proceeded to ask me in 50 different ways if I had ever lied, stolen or done drugs. The shocking thing is, that for all that screening it really is quite ineffective since we always seem to be trying to get rid of someone who is doing one (or more) of those things. :roll:
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Post by Kystar » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:34 pm

I knew one store in the mall near my house that was actually looking for people with past history/experience shoplifting. Their thought was that if you weren't currently doing it, but you did as a teen, you could more easily spot shoplifters.
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Post by forgotten oceans » Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:43 am

WOW!! Kystar, that's a good idea! Casinos do the same thing, so does the FBI with really good hackers!! Maybe America SHOULD hire more ex-convicts...hum.... :sign7: any way, Stormy you're on my candle list!! Much good vibes!!
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