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ShadowTiger
10-03-2013, 09:27 PM
Thread title says it all. ... Mostlykindawhatever.

So I'm on my way out of the store today after clocking out, and I see someone filling out an application at the front desk. Two of our stockroom employees have just left, and they left a gargantuan hole in our ability to do what we really need to do.

So I kinda lean over his shoulder, "So, you're filling out an application, huh? ^_^ "

Him: "Yeah, what's it to you?"

Me: O.o "Oh, just kinda hoping."

Him: "What the hell were you hoping for? A charity case?"

Me: O_O' "Wh.. what. I don't follow. At all. Just really hoping to get more people back there."

Him: "But this is absolutely none of your business."

Me: "Dunno. We'll see about that, I guess."

Him: "Why, you looking to get this job? Well I got here first. Scram."

Me: ".. Okay then. Hope you get the job. See you tomorrow, then."

Him: "You some kinda regular, eh? Don't flatter yourself."

Me: "Okay! ^__^ "

.. aaaand I just walk right out the door, not even three steps away.

I take another four steps and round the corner, .. just a big skid of mulch, really, and can overhear what the customer service gal is saying.

Her: "You do know who that was, right?"

Him: "Don't give a f^@#. He should've minded his own damn business."

Her: "That was the person who would have taught you everything you needed to know for this job."

Him: "He's a teacher?"

Her: ".. no, what, he's the second in command of the stockroom."

It was at that point that I had the sudden opportunity to determine whether that was the second, third, or fourth loudest profanity I've ever heard. I walked off to my car and saw a seagull tugging on some electrical wiring on a lamp post. I wasn't sure what to feel about that, so I went home and made myself a sandwich.

.. and it was delicious.

Sheldonrs
10-03-2013, 09:53 PM
If it comes down to a choice, hire the seagull. :D

ShadowTiger
10-03-2013, 10:00 PM
Advantages to hiring a seagull:

You can make it minimum wage, just like the rest of the employees.
You can occasionally give it a scrap of bread to keep it happy, just like the rest of the employees.
You can hire a lot of them and not make too much of a dent in payroll, just like the rest of the employees.
You can dress it up like an employee and easily make it one of you, as if it'll make a difference. Just like the rest of the employees.

Disadvantages of hiring a seagull:
It knows very little about how things in a hardware store function, just like the rest of the employees.
It often stands around making loud noises and generally being a nuisance, just like the rest of the employees.
Rather than doing its job, it wanders around, opening boxes and being curious, just like the rest of the employees.
It makes a mess in the bathroom, just like the rest of the employees.
It can't lift anything when it needs to, just like the rest of the employees.

wolfie
10-03-2013, 10:17 PM
Actually, seagulls are management material. They swoop in, squawk a lot, chow down on any employee lunches that are left unguarded, crap on everything, and fly off.

thatcrazyredhead
10-03-2013, 10:32 PM
Advantages to hiring a seagull: ...

Actually, seagulls are management material. They swoop in, squawk a lot, chow down on any employee lunches that are left unguarded, crap on everything, and fly off.

:rotflmao: You guys are killing me!!

Bright_Star
10-03-2013, 11:25 PM
Hire the bird & as the 1st duty of that bird, have it crap all over that clueless son of a bitch...lol.

IT Grunt
10-03-2013, 11:30 PM
That guy just shoved his foot so far down his throat he has to walk with his ass.

Ironclad Alibi
10-04-2013, 12:24 AM
Her: ".. no, what, he's the second in command of the stockroom."

Did that guy even bother to finish filling out the application?

Sheldonrs
10-04-2013, 01:41 AM
Did I mention my last name actually is Siegel?

Lol

Marmalady
10-04-2013, 05:40 AM
"Bullet, meet Foot. Foot, this is Bullet."

eltf177
10-04-2013, 10:20 AM
Professional Darwinism at its funniest!:lol:

XCashier
10-04-2013, 02:59 PM
Actually, seagulls are management material. They swoop in, squawk a lot, chow down on any employee lunches that are left unguarded, crap on everything, and fly off.
:lol: :highfive:

That guy...words fail me. How stupid you gotta be to snarl at anyone who happens to be where you're applying for a job? They could be a visitor, or they could be the president of the company. You never know.

taxguykarl
10-04-2013, 06:06 PM
How stupid you gotta be to snarl at anyone who happens to be where you're applying for a job?Careful, XC, we see enough people who would take you question as a challenge.:rolleyes:

tedmchugh
10-04-2013, 06:32 PM
I had this one guy write down the following in response to the question "Why did you leave "XYZ Job?": His response: "I hate working with mexicans."

Now if there is one thing I hate the most..it's racist. So I told him to come in for an interview. At the time I had a Hispanic employee who was also gay working that nite. When the guy came in, I asked him some typical questions and when we got to the racist part of his app, I held up his application and ripped it in half and told him to get the %$@ out of my store...all in front of my employees.

Man that felt good!!:devil:

ADeMartino
10-04-2013, 07:14 PM
I held up his application and ripped it in half and told him to get the %$@ out of my store...all in front of my employees.


Agh! That's discrimination! You're discriminating against racists! Call the ACLU!

Estil
10-04-2013, 09:21 PM
Would this be at all like if you were a Starfleet cadet trying to apply for an assignment aboard the Enterprise and the cadet said this eh, colorful conversation at turned out to be William T. Riker? :D Those of you who are Trekkies will surely understand. ;)

Estil
10-04-2013, 09:23 PM
Agh! That's discrimination! You're discriminating against racists! Call the ACLU!

As I found out the hard way a few years ago, it'only counts if it's the UNLAWFUL kind. For example in my home state of KY's laws, it is totally fair game to fire someone for being gay (remember sexual orientation is not yet a federally "protected class") but firing someone because they are a smoker is unlawful discrimination.:rolleyes:

NorthernZel
10-04-2013, 10:25 PM
For example in my home state of KY's laws, it is totally fair game to fire someone for being gay [snip] but firing someone because they are a smoker is unlawful discrimination.:rolleyes:

Wow. Would you please start a thread about it on Fratching? I would really like to comment on that, but I don't think it'd be suitable in here. I guess the "Grab Bag" section over there would be the right place to put it.

ADeMartino
10-04-2013, 11:25 PM
Would this be at all like if you were a Starfleet cadet trying to apply for an assignment aboard the Enterprise and the cadet said this eh, colorful conversation at turned out to be William T. Riker? :D Those of you who are Trekkies will surely understand. ;)

Remember, in this particular outfit, senior officers could seemingly steal starships, flaunt orders and regulations, and even circumvent Starfleet's own highest, most profound directive - all without fear of consequence.

mikoyan29
10-05-2013, 11:58 PM
One of the more interesting tidbits I remember from job hunting is to be nice to everyone you meet at the company. Evidently there are some people that will ask the receptionist how he or she was treated when you came in.

Little Miss Codeless
10-06-2013, 12:25 AM
Well, that makes a lot of sense. Someone who is only polite/nice to superiours is not someone youŽd want to work with.

NecessaryCatharsis
10-07-2013, 03:15 AM
One of the more interesting tidbits I remember from job hunting is to be nice to everyone you meet at the company. Evidently there are some people that will ask the receptionist how he or she was treated when you came in.

I will every time.

I've also tossed resumes after a decent interview with people who couldn't be bothered thanking or acknowledging the office manager if she brings us coffee during the interview. If we are still talking even a nod or smile is all it takes.

I was in the office talking to a guy who was dropping a resume when the boss, who was helping repair a piece of machinery, walked in covered in grease. The job hunter kind of glared at boss while he asked me to order certain parts, and when he carried on to the bathroom to clean up, job hunter said "that was rather rude of him to interrupt our conversation," before talking a few more minutes about our company and his resume. Job hunter left and boss walked out of the bathroom, picked the resume off my desk, looked at and said "huh", threw it out and kept walking. :lol: