Sorted by Recruiting
// 03 Jul 2018

Re-sume.

Not a manager but for my last job I read over the resumes and made piles of no’s and maybes’. Anyway one of the people put “practicing Christian” in their “other skills” section. One put “really good at yu-gi-oh cards”. Another put the word resume on the center top of their resume… Read More

There is No Substitution for Experience

We have this one relatively crazy woman that works in her shop. She’s got a son who at the time of this story was around 16. This woman decides that her son needed some experience sexually with an older woman so she actually went to one of the women in our accounting department who was around 60 or so and asked her if she’d be interested in having sex with her 16-year-old son because she wanted his first time to be with someone experienced. I shit you not, I was sitting outside our HR person’s o… Read More

// 05 Jun 2018

The job ad every retailer wishes they could post! [ Image Inside ]

The job ad every retailer wishes they could post!… Read More

Shift Keeps Happening! [ Image Inside ]

This time from the Department of Veterans Affairs Careers in Healthcare website… Read More

// 24 Apr 2018

Hello, my name is Krystal.

A manager needed some references checked right away. He called in the information over the phone. I jotted it down on a post it and passed it off to my office mate, who offered to check the reference for me since I was in the middle of something.

I get back to what I’m doing. The next thing I hear is her asking if someone named “Krystal” had worked for them previously. “Yes, Krystal Burgers,” she repeats. I all but fall out of my chair in hysterics and hang up the phone for her as I try to ga… Read More

// 24 Apr 2018

Fool’s Gold

I used to manage a Blockbuster video store. After one particularly awful interivew, I walked the candidate out toward the parking lot and the shoplifting detection alarms began to sound. It turned out that the candidate stuffed three DVDs in hus suit jacket before being called to the office for an interview. He did not get the job. Nor did he get Mama Mia, Fools Gold, or High School Musical 3 for that matter!… Read More

Douche-Nugget

Excerpt of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir:

“Today a woman came in to reapply for a job. She wrote that she’d quit last month but now wanted her job back. On “reason for leaving” she wrote: “That job sucked. Plus, my supervisor was a douche-nugget.” She was reapplying for the exact same job. I rehired her and reassigned her to her old supervisor, because I totally agreed with her. That guy was totally a douche-nugget.”… Read More

// 12 Apr 2018

Momma Bear

A few moments after saying goodbye to a potential candidate, a woman entered the store and asked for the owners. She then identified herself as the candidate’s mother and told me she was there without her child knowing. She then aggressively told me why I should hire her child to work for our store. As strong as that candidate might have been, all I could think about was if I hired them I would have to deal with the mom, as well. As I recall, the candidate was 21 years old! We chose a different … Read More

Urine Trouble

In my 15 years of interviewing and hiring, I thought I had seen and heard it all, until one day. I get a call from the drug-testing agency we used for pre-employment drug screening. I think it was even a first for them. Apparently, the candidate-for-hire brought in a urine specimen that wasn’t his own. He tried warming the specimen with his lighter so it would be at normal body temperature (since the agency tests that, as well). The problem was it was a plastic cup he tried warming, so it melted… Read More