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I feel so bad for those of you who have to get data from customers or sign so many up for credit cards. For these companies to assume that a customer's denial is somehow a reflection of the employee is bullshit. So many things come into play when it comes to getting data or a credit card signup, like economic factors (like if your store caters to a budget-minded shopper), the frequency one shops at the store (i.e., with Angela's example, I go to craft stores occasionally, but I don't think enough to warrant giving them my email. I usually give them a spam-delegated email address, but I doubt that many people do that) or even things like the hours and days you work (if you work shifts where business is light). And hell, what happens when you have people who have signed up for credit cards in the past using them? That should be a good thing, but no, instead that hurts you guys because you can't ask them to sign up for something they already have.

 

Hell, even at Target, a store my mom and I shop at almost daily, we only have a debit, not a credit card. We just can't deal with credit cards right now for myriad reasons. I just always feel so bad for employees when I'm asked to sign up for cards, because I know why the employees are asking.

Lately I've been signing up for every card when I shop somewhere just to get the 20 percent discount they usually give you if you're approved. :P But now I feel better knowing I've done a good deed for the day for an employee!  :happy: I just pay off the card right after and never use it again.

 

I don't get it though. Logically, eventually you're going to run out of people to pawn credit card signups on, aren't you? There's only so many people in a given shopping market. Seems very unfair to me to base your employee's worth on their ability to get people to sign up.

 

Also, I do the spam email thing too. Good old @bgsu.edu email address is finally good for something!



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So I got an email today and she's sending out all my paperwork on Monday. Yay!!

 

Though she said in the email I have orientation the 24th & 25th... but I told her I couldn't start until the 28th because I have exams on both the 24th and 25th. :pinch: I'm sure it's not an issue and she's just forgotten but slightly frustrating, I'm already anxious for my exams and now having to work this out on top of them... grr!! :P She's out of office until Monday and now I'm going to be worrying all weekend, wish I could help it but I'm an anxious person. :lol:



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I have to work and it's nice outside
THIS IS BULLSHIT
Also a resident of mine fell and cracked his head yesterday and I'm surprised I wasn't screamed at.

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I have to work and it's nice outside
THIS IS BULLSHIT
Also a resident of mine fell and cracked his head yesterday and I'm surprised I wasn't screamed at.

Supposed to be 20 tomorrow and I also have to work :(

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i'm off till thursday and i'm gonna take full advantage of it :D



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I got a raise :D  

Sadly I am still stuck working with the idiot who does nothing and is always late.



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I got a raise :D  

Sadly I am still stuck working with the idiot who does nothing and is always late.

Oh thank God you changed your username back :lol:

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I'm not ready to go back tomorrow, I feel like I did not get enough rest :(



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I got a 19 cent raise holla

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So my pool season if off to a wonderful start . One girl quit after her first day, the other kid is ways late does shit all and didn't even show up today. The other new girl doesn't start until May 3rd. :(

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My six month performance review at my retail job was stellar, so I got a raise :happy:



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I have my first job interview in about 5 years in just over an hour, at Starbucks. I applied originally for an assistant manager position, was rejected, then applied again for a supervisor and got the interview. Initially the manager asked if I could go in the evening he called me because he was hosting a job fair for all positions, but it was literally the only night I couldn't for the next 2 weeks. I guess he really wanted to see me, because he asked if I could come in today! So I'm not really sure which position I'm being interviewed for, I would prefer some sort of management position, but really I'll take anything.

 

I also got a call from Justin's district manager the next day, and he told me that my application being rejected was 'a mistake' and HE wants me in for an interview at his store on Thursday! Again, not sure for which position, but he said we would have a chat and he would decide which position he thought would be best suited for my experience.

 

So here I have 2 job interviews, both for Starbucks, but for different districts. Both interviews are for an unclear position, but I feel like the one on Thursday could prove to be a bit more successful, since normally you only get an interview with the district manager after having one with a store manager. Justin's told him about me plenty of times, and I'm hoping that worked to my advantage.

 

Right now I'm just laying on my bed having a little freak out and getting jitters because I leave for the interview in about 20 minutes and I don't even know why I'm so nervous but I am and it's all just so ahhhhhhh



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I have my first job interview in about 5 years in just over an hour, at Starbucks. I applied originally for an assistant manager position, was rejected, then applied again for a supervisor and got the interview. Initially the manager asked if I could go in the evening he called me because he was hosting a job fair for all positions, but it was literally the only night I couldn't for the next 2 weeks. I guess he really wanted to see me, because he asked if I could come in today! So I'm not really sure which position I'm being interviewed for, I would prefer some sort of management position, but really I'll take anything.

 

I also got a call from Justin's district manager the next day, and he told me that my application being rejected was 'a mistake' and HE wants me in for an interview at his store on Thursday! Again, not sure for which position, but he said we would have a chat and he would decide which position he thought would be best suited for my experience.

 

So here I have 2 job interviews, both for Starbucks, but for different districts. Both interviews are for an unclear position, but I feel like the one on Thursday could prove to be a bit more successful, since normally you only get an interview with the district manager after having one with a store manager. Justin's told him about me plenty of times, and I'm hoping that worked to my advantage.

 

Right now I'm just laying on my bed having a little freak out and getting jitters because I leave for the interview in about 20 minutes and I don't even know why I'm so nervous but I am and it's all just so ahhhhhhh

You're going to get offered both jobs and you'll be able to choice which is the better one for you.  I can feel.  Congrats on getting the interviews - now go slay 'em with your awesomeness!



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You're going to get offered both jobs and you'll be able to choice which is the better one for you.  I can feel.  Congrats on getting the interviews - now go slay 'em with your awesomeness!

Thanks Mar :happy:

 

The interview went well, it was for a supervisor position. He told me that he has to get in contact with his DM and they'll arrange a second interview for me. He told me that some of my answers were very good, but I struggled with the 'how are you improving your life personally' because it kinda surprised and stumped me. What do I say to that?? I just said I was pushing myself to try new things and experiences ha.

 

Justin's just told me that there was a mix up with the application process for assistant manager, and his district manager is going to be interviewing me for that position on Thursday (and apparently he recommended me to HR himself, so that seems pretty good!) I feel a bit weird though, if both places want me and while it's for the same company it'd feel like I somehow betrayed one district for choosing to go to another, if this AM interview goes well. I've never had that experience before and I feel all nervous and queasy thinking about it.



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I just LOVE when the ONLY person on the whole damn floor who doesn't like me is prioritized over everyone else there and she told people that I'm not doing my job right (even though NO ONE has told me I'm doing things wrong) so now I'm apparently going back on orientation on Wednesday? Stupid bitch. :angry:

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Back to work again tomorrow! It's been good to have a couple of weeks off and refresh myself. Only one more half term (this one is just four weeks) of true teaching, and then it's all just catch up sessions before the summer holidays in July. Great success! :)



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so i had applied for a researching position at the canadian cancer society that was posted on carleton's job site. it's only 8 months, but the pay is $36,000 for that time.

 

anyway... they called this morning but i didn't answer my phone. when i looked up the number and saw it was them i tried to call back but it just went to a generic automated messaging system. i got kinda bummed about that, but they just emailed me asking if i could come in for an interview either this afternoon or tomorrow morning!!!! :D



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I have a second job interview tomorrow. I didn't really know that employers did second interviews, but I'm extremely scared.

WISH ME LUCK Y'ALL. ~~



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so i had applied for a researching position at the canadian cancer society that was posted on carleton's job site. it's only 8 months, but the pay is $36,000 for that time.

 

anyway... they called this morning but i didn't answer my phone. when i looked up the number and saw it was them i tried to call back but it just went to a generic automated messaging system. i got kinda bummed about that, but they just emailed me asking if i could come in for an interview either this afternoon or tomorrow morning!!!! :D

That's crazy pay for such a short time.  Hopefully you'll get it.

 

I have a second job interview tomorrow. I didn't really know that employers did second interviews, but I'm extremely scared.

WISH ME LUCK Y'ALL. ~~

Second interviews are not uncommon at all.  Great that they called you back for you.  Good luck!



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Finally got everything all sorted! I officially start May 8th. Kind of disappointed I'm not starting the 28th as planned but my exams got in the way of how they do their orientations and whatnot so they had to push back my start date. No idea what I'm going to do for a week and a half since I won't have exams and Paul will have gone back home... gonna be pretty boring. :lol:



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That's crazy pay for such a short time.  Hopefully you'll get it.

thanks :happy: she wants me to come in for an interview at 5. i'm gonna go to the mall soon and buy something nice to wear.  :runaround:



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thanks :happy: she wants me to come in for an interview at 5. i'm gonna go to the mall soon and buy something nice to wear.  :runaround:

I'll be thinking about you on my ride home from work.  Good luck!  And whatever you get to wear, make sure you feel good in it and comfortable.  You don't want to fidget with your clothes while on the interview!



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I'm curious how far ass-kissing can take me right now at work... :shifty: 

 

I'm clearly underperforming right now compared to my usual standards, for various personal reasons, and my boss already makes me on edge with his random mood swings... But today, he was in such a GREAT mood. I spent quite a while just chatting with him after work, just shooting the shit, and I feel like I was earning some brownie points, even. Oh well, it's a shameless effort on my part right now, and as long as it keeps working, eh, why not?  :lol:



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I'm curious how far ass-kissing can take me right now at work... :shifty:

 

I'm clearly underperforming right now compared to my usual standards, for various personal reasons, and my boss already makes me on edge with his random mood swings... But today, he was in such a GREAT mood. I spent quite a while just chatting with him after work, just shooting the shit, and I feel like I was earning some brownie points, even. Oh well, it's a shameless effort on my part right now, and as long as it keeps working, eh, why not?  :lol:

I have been doing something quite similar. Except, after a while, it seems a lot less like ass-kissing and more like a real conversation. I don't know how good it is to be friends with your boss, but I cannot imagine it hurts your chances of not getting fired. The higher ups really take notice when you stick around a little longer and talk about life and a little about the future of the company.



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I have been doing something quite similar. Except, after a while, it seems a lot less like ass-kissing and more like a real conversation. I don't know how good it is to be friends with your boss, but I cannot imagine it hurts your chances of not getting fired. The higher ups really take notice when you stick around a little longer and talk about life and a little about the future of the company.

Oh yes, it was totally a real conversation, just about life and such. I think it's nice to make some sort of emotional connection. It's just weird, because in one instant he can snap into one of his bad moods again and I feel like a sort of outcast on the verge of getting fired.  =/



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Oh yes, it was totally a real conversation, just about life and such. I think it's nice to make some sort of emotional connection. It's just weird, because in one instant he can snap into one of his bad moods again and I feel like a sort of outcast on the verge of getting fired.  =/

Sincerity and friendliness can never hurt you, especially in a job where connections help you (such as journalism). As long as your "brown-nosing" is sincere - aka, fostering a real friendship - there's no reason not to do it :)



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