Ever been to an interview where you KNEW the interviewer had no intention of hiring you? They ask you a question and the second you open your mouth they get that glazed over look in their eyes that screams "I could be doing literally ANYTHING else than listen to this idiot talk."
Yeah I had that yesterday. Now I'm looking to get out of retail because I need to get a better paying job, one that treats me better. Or even just treats me like a number. Because if I'm just employee 847 they won't think of me as a living breathing human and will just send someone else lower down the food chain to bug me about something. Rather than have my bitch of a manager crawl up my ass everytime.
Yeah so it was a small "cattle call" interview. You know the one where they call a bunch of people in at the same time, give you a general overview of the job then they call you one by one into a separate room to actually interview? Sometimes they have a specific reason behind the cattle call, like skill testing questions etc. This one had a 2 part skill testing section. One was a "see if these two number match" but do it FAST!! Like you need 75% on the quiz and have 4 minutes to answer like 150 items or something. The next one is an in depth math test. I'm talking adding, subtraction, multiplication, division, then repeat with FRACTIONS, DECIMALS and one other thing..
You know all that shit your math teachers said "You better remember this stuff because you'll use it all your life!"
To which little kid/young teen you went "Pffffft YEAH RIGHT!!" Yup bit me in the ass and called me a dumbass for not listening.
I was the first to be called into the other room and she had literally no interest in what I was saying, I know two of the guys who work in the factory and when she found out I only know them as customers (read: they are in every night, I know their order and every random incarnation of it when it changes and have it ready and correct 99% of the time, which is why they gave me a recommendation for the fucking job because the job is 99% detail based. Apparently they can have 1 mistake per 1,000,000 parts, and only 3 mistakes per calendar year!!) Yeah, when she found out I don't know him personally, she crossed his name off because ya'know, only knowing him as a customer completely invalidates his recommendation....
It's not like I spent 2 hours after work getting my life in order to get out there, spent the gas in my car to get there and back, or a full almost 2 hours at the interview or anything though... And my time clearly isn't that valuable. Like if you don't want to interview me, because you don't want me to get the job, fine, I really don't care, just don't call me for a fucking interview!! Don't waste my time, and I won't waste yours. It's really that simple.
I could have spent my Friday morning cleaning my kitchen like I'd originally planned and slept all day and cuddled with my boyfriend before he had to work overtime at his job. No instead I have to squeeze my fat ass into some really uncomfortable nice black dress pants, and a tight ugly button down dressy shirt and (gasp!!) put on make up (boyfriend has seen me a total of 6 times with make up outside of job interviews).
Could have instead been walking around my apartment in comfy pj pants and a big oversized tshirt no socks, no panties, and no bra, comfy as hell because it was my weekend!
--Canadian Coffee Gal