Interested in picking up extra money for the holidays? #%&$ is hiring seasonal employees!
They promised great associate discounts, competitive pay, and flexible schedules.
I considered the fact that Movie Pass has recently restricted the number of movies I can see, which has significantly freed up my schedule.
When I got home from the mall I mentioned the idea to Dave. He told me I was nuts, which convinced me to apply for the job.
The online application asked for my previous position and I proudly wrote Director of Customer Insights & Analysis. When asked how many hours I could work per week I wrote 12. When asked if I could work evenings I wrote no. When asked if I could work weekends I wrote no.
I was confident that I would be the perfect fit for a part-time seasonal position at #%&$!
I was not surprised when I was invited for open
Applicants had to fill forms asking for our availability by day. I wrote:
The HR person picked up my sheet and looked at me as if I had a unicorn horn protruding from my head.
HER: You are only available weekdays? No evenings? No weekends?
ME: Um, yeah.
HER: This is retail. You have to work evenings and weekends.
But I didn't leave. I thought once they got to know me they would realize how lucky they'd be to have me as a part-time seasonal employee.
(I could analyze their data for minimum wage if they wanted!)
I had a small group interview with two other applicants. It went okay until the HR person asked me if I could work on Sundays and I said, "It depends on who the Bills are playing."
It got really quiet then.
She said, "Excuse me?"
I said, "The Buffalo Bills."
Yeah. They hated me. And I don't blame them.
They found me to be inflexible and thought that I showed poor judgement.
Who in the world would want to watch the Buffalo Bills play football?