Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
Joined: Sep 2005
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| Worst interview ever!|
October 26, 2011 @ 09:33:26 pm
|So, today I had an interview at a Boots store. I was told to arrive at the store at 2pm. I arrived about 1:55 and had no idea where I was supposed to be going, so I asked one of the employees running around the shop floor. They said they knew who was supposed to be interviewing me, that they would go get them and I had to stay put. So there I am standing in the middle of Boots and I see no sign of the interviewer or the girl who went to get her. I waited and waited for 10 mins, until I eventually asked someone else. They said they would shout for her over the store tannoy, and I had to wait there. So they shout for this woman and I wait and wait for another 10 mins. Still no interviewer. Then another member of staff came up and said that the interviewer was in an important meeting and that she'd take me up to wait in the staff room. So there I am waiting in the staff room, staring at white walls while members of staff are awkwardly eating their lunch in silence around me. EVENTUALLY at 2:25pm the interviewer pops her head into the staff room and tells me she'll be with me in a few minutes. Another 5 minutes later she tells me to go and wait in her office. I wait another 5 minutes. She comes in and says "Right, Donna, you're here for the christmas temp, right?" Um. NO. I explain I'm not Donna and that it's for a managerial position. She looks puzzled, then says "OH RIGHT, so you are. Right, give me 5 minutes to read over your CV, since I read Donna's instead."|
By this point I was a bit annoyed. Eventually she stops reading and explains that she'll be asking me some questions regarding my experience and then she'll take me on the shop floor to continue the interview.
She starts the questions, which consisted of her reading directly off a sheet of paper, while making no eye contact. I would answer her and she would just write everything I said, word for word, on the sheet of paper. And she would do that slow reading out loud that people do when they're copying things down. VERY ANNOYING!
5 minutes of questions that had nothing to do with a managerial job, they were all basic customer service questions, and still no eye contact.
After the questions which lasted about 5-10 minutes she says "Oh, actually you're not going on the shop floor today, that's another interview. Right that's you done. I'll take you back down."
GRRRRRR. I feel like it was totally unorganised, I have no idea how the interview even went because I got absolutely nothing off this woman. She never looked at me, she never even asked anything about me, or why I wanted the job. NOTHING aside from the usual "Why is it important to be polite to customers" rubbish!
Anyway, rant over. I just felt like an idiot, preparing all this research into the company, and sales techniques, and team management skills, to be confused with someone else, told the wrong interview, asked pointless questions about "why should you smile at customers?" that only lasted 10 minutes, when I had been waiting for well over 45 minutes! GRRRRRR
Why do I even bother?!?
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Om nom nom
October 12, 2011 @ 10:49:04 pm
|I drank too much hot chocolate, now I feel yucky. Curse you warm milk!|
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| Decisions. |
February 11, 2010 @ 02:14:35 pm
|I swear if my mother in law opens her big mouth about me going for a min. wage job I was offered today, I will remove her mouth with a blunt spoon.|
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| More decisions..|
September 09, 2009 @ 03:14:49 pm
|The past few weeks, working self employed has made the company that are supplying me with my stuff phone laptop and email address, sit and and realize I am pretty good at my job...|
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| I need a real job..|
September 08, 2009 @ 08:12:18 am
|I just cant motivate myself working from home, I have done more work admittedly working here than any job I have done, but I am bored, and lonely and I really don't want to be here anymore.|
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Victory is mine!
September 07, 2009 @ 12:32:44 am
|I can definitely tell I haven't been here in a while, everything's all different! Looks good though, guess I'll have to stick around.|
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| Is it time for a change..|
September 02, 2009 @ 02:15:49 pm
|Is it time to change my world around me and move on in life?? Its something that has been bothering me for some time now.|
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| Some advice..|
August 20, 2009 @ 11:24:40 am
|Hi Guys, looking for some advice on a Business matter I have. |
Just started up as a self employed recruiter (second time in my life). The last time I went for an easy life and sold my last business. Being made redundant has made me think I should do it again. A guy actually approached me and made me an offer to work with him and split things down the middle and that's it. His 50% is to support me in producing money for the business.. Easy i thought no over heads for me head down and do it..
I am not blowing my trumpet but I have been running now for less than 2 weeks and have done very well so far business wise, with a pipeline of about 30-40K if things pull off.... worse case scenario I should see it in 3-4 months.
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