[personal profile] frenziedpanda7
Yesterday I go into a crafts store to pick up some items, and notice a sign on the door that the company is inviting people to apply for jobs. Competative pay, great benefits, the whole nine yards. The store is close to my house, there are no Sunday hours, store closes at eight pm, so I figure why not? The associate at the checkout shows me the display stand with a ton of applications, (I'm thinking how nice it is not to have to apply online, all I've been getting after applying on line is a mailbox full of spam.)so I get what I need and take one home to fill out. All over the five part application are warnings about the companys high ethical standards, how they will do a thorough backround check, how important honesty is, ect, ect.

This morning I return to the store with my completed application and hand it to a supervisor, who tells me that there are NO jobs, they are CUTTING positions. Why is the sign on the door? "Thats for managment and you have to apply online"

Should I even bother to wonder why you were checking out my application so thoroughly as I was leaving, seeing as how there ARE NO JOBS?

Date: 2011-06-17 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragondancer515.livejournal.com

>,<;;; they should have been more clear about that from the get-go. That's seriously just fucked up.


Date: 2011-06-17 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frenziedpanda7.livejournal.com
If the sign was just for management, why was the sign showing a comparison of full time verses part time pay and benifets? And why have tons of applications right by the front door? If the only point is to have a stockpile of applicants in case of future need, why not just say so instead of coming up with that bullshit?

Hugs back. Have you had any news on your job?

Date: 2011-06-17 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragondancer515.livejournal.com
Yeah, no joke. >,>

Not yet. This late, I'm kinda thinking I won't . . . but there's till 3-1/2 hrs to the work day yet, so we'll see. If not, I'll just be calling Career Services at the school for an appt.

Date: 2011-06-18 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nenya85.livejournal.com
Hugs! How annoyingly bizarre! It sounds like they wanted to collect applications – but why would any store have a stack of applications to hand out if they didn’t have any jobs? I mean that just seems so pointless. I’m sorry you got your hopes up and then got disappointed.

Date: 2011-06-18 12:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frenziedpanda7.livejournal.com
I worked in retail for many years before my kids were born, so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. It was just kind of jarring since this company makes such a big deal in their advertising about honesty and ethics.

Hugs back.



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