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  1. manziman

    manziman Stubby

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    So, I applied for a job at the Sunglass hut. The store is about 15 minutes east of where I live and in the desert on an indian reserve/casino dealio. I drive all the way out there to turn in my application to be told that they need someone who speaks spanish (which I do) and they give me a card telling me to go back home and do the interview via the phone. The interview questions are all automated crap like "Would you or have you ever stolen anything?" generalities like that.
    Now, I have about 5 years of retail experience and perfect record when it comes to work. Always punctual and stay late to finish a certain task (may not seem like it, but I am a pretty good worker). I call today to find out the results and it turns out I failed the phone interview. In total, I spoke with the manager for 3 minutes, and never met face to face with her. So, they deny me the job because of a phone interview? I mean, that to me is BS. How hard is it for a company to actually interview a person instead of doing what a machine tells them? agghh
    </rant>
     
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  2. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    better luck next time, I'm sure the next job will be worth the wait
     
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  3. Barbaton

    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    just wait till you hit the automatic resume scan/filterers... :nuts:
     
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  4. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    damn... no wonder you're mad...


    rejected my Sunglasses Hut... damn, damn.. :(
     
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  5. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Life's not fair.

    How's that for profound?
     
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  6. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Wait, do you have a drivers license?
     
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  7. manziman

    manziman Stubby

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    oh, I concur. I'm just wondering what happened to doing an actual interview instead of having a phone system do it for you.

    Last time I checked, yes...
     
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  8. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    The company probably doesn't want some barely (or not) qualified manager to make a decision.
     
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  9. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I'd just keep calling the auto interview number for fun. You could make up different characters.
     
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  10. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Call as BTK. See how long it takes for the cops to show up.
     
  11. manziman

    manziman Stubby

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    Then why even hire the manager if you don't trust them to hire others and make qualitative decisions..
     
  12. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    You mean the guy in jail?

    Call as Osama.
     
  13. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    they told you that you "FAILED" the interview? That seems extremely odd if they did. Are you upset and exaggerating? Reasonable if you are, but I can't fathom they said "failed".

    If you're upset, go firebomb the place. It's only indians, they're used to it.
     
  14. manziman

    manziman Stubby

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    yup, I failed the interview. And the asst. manager said "yea, I'm sorry you didn't pass"...
     
  15. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    You actually typed this not just thought it.
     
  16. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Yeah, call up as Homestar!!

    The bestest interview evah
     
  17. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    yeha and post the Phione # and we will all call up and interview
     
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    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    manziman Stubby

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    1-866-88APPLY
    When prompted, enter access code 6106.
    For store number, enter 3015.

    have fun.
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Doing it now!!!

    Posing as Buckie Goldstein, a Jewish cowboy.

    :p
     
  21. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Isn't Steven Wright a liberal?
     
  22. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Prolly
     
  23. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Did you misspell a bunch of stuff on the phone interview? That'll kill you........

    :think:
     
  24. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    What kind of questions did they ask? It sounds to me like their employment process might be a bit on the shady side--since it seems like they're pre-screening their applicants.
     
  25. manziman

    manziman Stubby

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    You get a job, there, Buckie?
     
  26. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    ummm dude. if its the reservation i think it it. the viejas are known for being dickholes to anyone that isnt native american. not to mention there the greediest and most crooked bunch youll meet. welcome to san diego
     
  27. manziman

    manziman Stubby

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    We need to work on your punctuation and spelling..
     
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    Your application was flagged the minute they saw your cornrows. You could have answered all of the questions right and you would have failed.
     
  29. manziman

    manziman Stubby

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    who are you? I've never even seen you on here before...hey, way to be original with the cornrows remark...
     
  30. riderx

    riderx Monkey

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    Look stubby, you wanted to know how it happened, I just offered up a logical answer. Besides, if you are going to lob softballs, there's no reason not to hit them!
     
  31. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Bwhahahaha.....that interveiw was gay.

    I got bored about halfway through, so i just started to hit false on every question....


    * I'm a model employee *
     
  32. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Who are you and what have you done with manziman?
     
  33. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I find it funny that when Tenchiro posts a thread about basically the same thing ( http://ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132606 ) people are sympathetic. Because Manzi is a kid applying at a sunglass hut he get's crap over it. Oh well, if you can't beat em, join em...

    You sure they didn't ask about hairstyles or sheep?

    I am always amazed that when it comes to retail jobs the companies are very strict... drug tests, personality tests, etc. But any moron can get a job in my company making 40k a year starting at the lowest level job there is... help desk. Seriously, you should see some of the people they hire. Shoot, they hired me! :D Weirdest thing is that a hospital doesn't drug test it's employees. You'd think that of all places a hospital would drug test. oh well.

    Hey Manzi, you good with a computer? Wanna job?
     
  34. manziman

    manziman Stubby

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    actually, yea, I am..I just applied at Hollister and Best Buy (which was all automated and pure personality stuff again)..so, yea, still looking til I have a secure yes.
     
  35. riderx

    riderx Monkey

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    You might want to read this before going to work at Best Buy.