First time poster, long time commenter, yadda yadda, shaloopy shaloopy.
Gotta surprise, and a couple of questions.
Yes, that's right folks. I hopefully will be back and kicking! I have an interview with Macy's at Franklin Park Mall in Toledo here in lovely Ohio state, and its exciting!
I know that it's an upscale place too. My ma is taking me to Fashion Bug sometimes tomorrow or Thursday to get me an outfit to wear. (Yes, I am that poor that I have no nice clothes. That's why im looking for work. Plus a tremendous amount of debt me and hubbs owe, but that's beside the point.)
I am happy to be back in that lovely cesspit I love to call Customer Service Hell. (cue music from JAWS) I also found out recently that I am borderline Schizo. Added to my Manic Depression and ADHD/ADD combo it adds kind of a touch don't it? Although its true many of my kind can lead normal* lives like the rest of ya, its only THAT much harder to KEEP a job.(Which explains why I have NEVER been able to keep one.) I digress. Anywho I'm not telling anyone about that where I will be working as I tend to be a different person completely at work. A better person. Usually.
I am writing to y'all because I need HELP! (Aside from the fact I have been meaning to because y'all are amazing and awesome and have gotten me through some pretty rough times, and thoughts.) I know a couple of you, at least one of you works at Macy's or something like it. Now I will take advice from anyone at this point, (Its the first time iv reached out for help mind you, and its hard.) but I truly need advice from other Macy slaves. I have QUESTIONS!
1. HOW DID YOU WIN OVER/IMPRESS THE HIRING COORDINATORS?
I'm not trying to make a fake impression or anything but I am a much more direct and professional person past the interview. I get a little timid sometimes during the interview process. Not good at being put on the spot unless on the job.
2.HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
I want to make a good impression, obviously. I'm going to Fashion Bug in the next day or 2 so I need ideas. Casual/Dressy/Relaxed etc etc.
3.WHAT SHOULD I DO AND NOT DO?
In other words, nervous tics. I tend to bounce my legs, or scratch my head, or twiddle my ears. I don't know im doing it half the time and I haven't had work since JUNE. Nervous Nelly isn't usually in my vernacular but I'm coming back into this so ill be a bit jumpy.4. IS IT OKAY TO CHECK IN FOR THE INTERVIEW A HALF HOUR BEFORE?
I only ask because I live EDT and when I scheduled for the interview it was for CDT. (I had no options it was online.) I do believe that's an hour behind me but just to be safe I need to know if its okay to do so.
5. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
You all are the best to run to for advice so here I am, the first time in practically ever asking for help. Is there anything I should expect? Anything they might not tell me to see if I can figure it out myself. (Obviously not good at it.) Anything at all would be helpful.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have answers BEFORE noon EDT Saturday. That's when my interview is. I know its a bit late posting this but I put my application in yesterday (no joke) and I received the email today.
You all are so amazing, PLEASE HELP!
-Recurring Retail Slave-(Is this a good name for me as well as Kuriko? JW)