I finally found a job and I’ll go more into that at a later date. For now, I wanted to share a couple crazy stories of my time on unemployment which I thought would be fun to post.
Here’s one of them.
Now many of you who read my posts know I’m got laid off from The Big Fancy. Even our host Freeman here was escapee so he can relate to my insane stories.
Anyway, I tried getting employed by one of Big Fancy’s discount sister companies but they wouldn’t take me because they said I was overqualified. WTF? I think the only reason they said that because during my six years of hell they paid me pretty well and even though I was willing to take a paycut, it reflected badly on the company that I was being demoted. Whatever losers!
Anyway after weeks of getting no response after sending hundreds of resumes online, I finally get a call from Old Slavery. Now here’s where it gets interesting. The ad called for a Full Time Stock Room/Logistics Manager to work nights and afterhours. No biggie. I worked in warehouses before so I’m more than qualified.
I shouldn’ve known something was wrong on the phone when I asked again what position they were interviewing for and they said Custy Service. (Understand I applied for every opening within this company so at least wanted to come in to the interview prepared.) I get to the interview and immediately we get cattle called into a group interview. Immediately, my first thought was OH SHIT!
Now if you ever had a group interview, it’s just a way to weed out all the bad interviewees and get down to the nitty gritty but usually when this happens you meet some…un…interesting people. I came in there with shirt and tie on and I gazed around the room to see people in dressed so casual it looked like they were going to hit the beach right after.
In my head I’m thinking, am I in the right place? Is this Spring Break and I have to do bodyshots off some girl’s bikini line? All thoughts went away when the interviewing manager came out.
The group interview went around the circle asking each of us questions to which were your basic run the mill easy inquiries. Why do you want to work here? Tell me about yourself? What’s your experience? Give a time when you solved a customer problem. Blah blah blah. Then came the explanation of the position itself.
They were looking for a seasonal summer help for part time.
What the hell? That’s not what I applied for!
The interview continued with more rapid fire questions. Easy for me but difficult for others. I felt bad for the fresh faced eighteen year old barely out of high school and who had never had a job that couldn’t answer any of the questions to save his life.
I wanted to pat the little boy on the head and tell him it was okay. McSparkles is always hiring newbies! Finally the group interview ended to which the manager seemed to be interested in in me but I politely declined.
I guess it’s back to the unemployment line.
So tell me RHU, have you ever gone to an interview with one expectation and found out it was the direct opposite of what you expected?