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I just got an "obviously something is drastically wrong with your interviewing if you can't even get a job at a restaurant that hires people who are barely literate" lecture.

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
What?? WHO?? Please don't tell me your mother or sister.
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
My mom.
I just got an "obviously something is drastically wrong with your interviewing if you can't even get a job at a restaurant that hires people who are barely literate" lecture.

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
What?? WHO?? Please don't tell me your mother or sister.
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
My mom.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I am soooo sorry she is so hurtful. I really think the only reason you haven't gotten a restaurant or retail job is that these potential employers see you as over qualified and you will leave when you get a full time job.
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What?? WHO?? Please don't tell me your mother or sister.
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
My mom.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I am soooo sorry she is so hurtful. I really think the only reason you haven't gotten a restaurant or retail job is that these potential employers see you as over qualified and you will leave when you get a full time job.
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
I was just wondering that if I keep submitting for retail work I will need to "dumb down" my resume and just keep previous retail jobs on it.

I seriously cannot believe I am stressing about retail jobs!

My mom.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I am soooo sorry she is so hurtful. I really think the only reason you haven't gotten a restaurant or retail job is that these potential employers see you as over qualified and you will leave when you get a full time job.
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
I was just wondering that if I keep submitting for retail work I will need to "dumb down" my resume and just keep previous retail jobs on it.

I seriously cannot believe I am stressing about retail jobs!
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I work retail, and I'd advise not to do it. Most of my co workers have advanced degrees (or basic ones for the younger ones) and have had or currently have jobs in other career fields, many in the arts since pay and opportunity aren't hot right now. While showing retail knowledge is helpful, I wouldn't leave it at just that.

No one has ever used the term 'overqualified' at work. Even retail establishments can afford to be super picky right now.


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The harder it is to find a new job the more resentful I get about not being kept on at my old one.

I was good at my job, I was early every day, I worked hard, got on with customers and was efficient on the till. Everyone was upset that I wasn't kept on and annoyed that the lazier (their words) people were. Just because in my 'interview' (3 mins) I said that I prefer working on the till to wondering around the shop floor chatting to customers which everyone hated doing.

Yeah I didn't like it. But I did it. They kept the loudmouths on and now I cannot find anything.

Its not really fair to ***** about them or the position I'm in but I'm in one of those annoyed, fed up moods today. Sigh.
Still looking here. I know my current job has a definitive end, but I don't know precisely when. I'm working on a project surrounding a big production line, which is going to get shipped to Taiwan. When the line goes, which will be April or May, there is no need for a contract worker whose job is analyzing samples created on the line.

I applied for a job in a department related to the one my temporary job is in, and found out that they asked my current boss about me. He is always telling me what good work I do, so I'm assuming he said good things. Hopefully I'll at least get an interview.

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Its not really fair to ***** about them or the position I'm in but I'm in one of those annoyed, fed up moods today. Sigh.
Originally Posted by kat180
I was laid off in November and have been blessed to find another job, a better one even, and that doesn't stop me from feeling resentful of the company that laid me off. I am trying to get past it. I busted my rear for them for over 4 years and had a great attitude and they let me go and they kept some lazy butts with horrible attitudes. Grrr. So just know it's normal to need to vent. It's part of the healing process. I hope!
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Is it normal after you interview to be the assistant of a prominent person to Google their name alongside words like "crazy" "insane" "abusive" "Satan" and see if anything comes-up??? (I actually think it's a completely logical thing to do, but that's just me.)
^Once bitten, twice shy. I'd say it's normal to google for such red-flag adjectives after having worked for so long for a man to whom they all apply.
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I need to print-out this email my former coworker/office photographer sent me the day after I lost my job.

Because being jobless is better than being in that...


You did things for him no one would do. The way he treated you was abusive and he got his kicks from it.

His disregard of your loyalty means nothing is sacred to him. It's better this happened now than 3 more years of hell.
Both my interviews yesterday went well, and both were very successful women with curly hair.

--The first interview I wasn't in there very long and I think she DOES want somebody who could easily swing to Long Island every day (she is a single mom with a new baby.) It's really not realistic for me, or really for anybody even living in NY already, but we'll see. I told her I'd prefer to stay in Manhattan. The office/company were cool and maybe another opportunity will come-up.

--The second, we talked for an hour and a half! She's a very prominent author. I recognized her name the second I heard it. I feel like I talked A LOT.

Sent my thank-yous, said a prayer, keep on applying.

I'm still really annoyed about that coffeehouse.
I'm trying to get a job as a PAW (professional ass wiper) and having no luck. Had a great interview on Saturday and I was really expecting to get a call but nothing yet. Nurse aid jobs used to be so easy to get.
Oh my gosh!

I got a voicemail from this woman while I was at the doctor today. I recognized her name right away...her aunt (with the same last name) is a very famous actress that I worked with on a show at my last job.

AND she gave me her houseline, cellphone and home line to call back.

(I tried all three...left voicemails on all three...and am kinda freaking-out that she hasn't called me back but she also said she was leaving for the other coast and that we might not be able to touch base until next week. I want to talk to her now!)

BUT I also realized that I saw her little daughter in a community production pretty far outside of the city last year! My friend directed it so I went. It was so random because it was a children's production and I didn't know any kid on that stage, but I still went! And her daughter was one of the stars!

I just feel signs all over the place!

But I have to stop seeing signs all over the place because if you look hard enough...you WILL see signs all over the place...
Oh my gosh!

I got a voicemail from this woman while I was at the doctor today. I recognized her name right away...her aunt (with the same last name) is a very famous actress that I worked with on a show at my last job.

AND she gave me her houseline, cellphone and home line to call back.

(I tried all three...left voicemails on all three...and am kinda freaking-out that she hasn't called me back but she also said she was leaving for the other coast and that we might not be able to touch base until next week. I want to talk to her now!)

BUT I also realized that I saw her little daughter in a community production pretty far outside of the city last year! My friend directed it so I went. It was so random because it was a children's production and I didn't know any kid on that stage, but I still went! And her daughter was one of the stars!

I just feel signs all over the place!

But I have to stop seeing signs all over the place because if you look hard enough...you WILL see signs all over the place...
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
That sounds very promising! My fingers are crossed!!! Hopefully you get a return call sooner than later. The waiting is so difficult.




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Thanks! The thing about her daughter is just so funny. It's the TEENIEST theatre upstate and I think I was the only one in the audience who wasn't related to any of the children onstage! Small world!!!

My mom.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I am soooo sorry she is so hurtful. I really think the only reason you haven't gotten a restaurant or retail job is that these potential employers see you as over qualified and you will leave when you get a full time job.
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
I was just wondering that if I keep submitting for retail work I will need to "dumb down" my resume and just keep previous retail jobs on it.

I seriously cannot believe I am stressing about retail jobs!
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I don't think that's a bad idea.

In the however-many business workshops and seminars, they always told us to keep your resume simple. Don't go into too much detail, they'll ask you to explain if they want more info. They usually have to go through so many resumes that they don't want to do a lot of reading.

I don't think you should put anything that doesn't pertain to the job you're applying. Maybe they're thinking 'she can get a job anywhere' or that you won't really be interested, or its only temporary BC it isn't your field.

I think its probably worth a try.

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Oy, the woman I met with the other day wants to do "second round interviews." (She hasn't invited me in yet.)

I was there for almost 90 minutes!!! We talked about EVERYTHING...and it's a job to be her personal assistant...what on earth is there left to talk about or who else would I have to meet? Maybe she needs me to bring in my entire family?

This is all getting superannoying.

I am soooo sorry she is so hurtful. I really think the only reason you haven't gotten a restaurant or retail job is that these potential employers see you as over qualified and you will leave when you get a full time job.
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
I was just wondering that if I keep submitting for retail work I will need to "dumb down" my resume and just keep previous retail jobs on it.

I seriously cannot believe I am stressing about retail jobs!
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I don't think that's a bad idea.

In the however-many business workshops and seminars, they always told us to keep your resume simple. Don't go into too much detail, they'll ask you to explain if they want more info. They usually have to go through so many resumes that they don't want to do a lot of reading.

I don't think you should put anything that doesn't pertain to the job you're applying. Maybe they're thinking 'she can get a job anywhere' or that you won't really be interested, or its only temporary BC it isn't your field.

I think its probably worth a try.

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Originally Posted by iroc

Yeah...there's definitely many reasons why you'd be applying for retail after several years in offices. I know lots of women choose to do that after they have children or older people after they've retired.

I was just wondering that if I keep submitting for retail work I will need to "dumb down" my resume and just keep previous retail jobs on it.

I seriously cannot believe I am stressing about retail jobs!
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I don't think that's a bad idea.

In the however-many business workshops and seminars, they always told us to keep your resume simple. Don't go into too much detail, they'll ask you to explain if they want more info. They usually have to go through so many resumes that they don't want to do a lot of reading.

I don't think you should put anything that doesn't pertain to the job you're applying. Maybe they're thinking 'she can get a job anywhere' or that you won't really be interested, or its only temporary BC it isn't your field.

I think its probably worth a try.

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Originally Posted by iroc

Yeah...there's definitely many reasons why you'd be applying for retail after several years in offices. I know lots of women choose to do that after they have children or older people after they've retired.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I'm very aware of that, I'm just saying it may be easier to read, from a resume point of view.

What could it hurt if you've been waiting this long?

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