61
FML - The follow-up

Today, I have a Bachelors of Science at a top university and got denied by Chipotle for a part-time job. FML

ladams94 Say more :
It wasn't a science degree... Just called a Bachelors of Science. I have food cooking experience as well as customer service experience but thanks for your input. Bye.
By ladams94 / Sunday 17 July 2016 18:39 /
Add a comment
You must be logged in to be able to post comments!
Create my account Sign in
Top comments
By  onlychildFTW  |  33

Yeah being over-qualified is a thing. Sadly lots of people get stuck with either being told "you aren't qualified enough" "you are over qualified." Can't win in today's job market. Only thing you can do is keep applying places. It'll happen eventually.

Comments
Reply
  kfchicken_fml  |  21

the issue with a bachelor's in science is that too many people have it, and quite frankly if you're not using it for post grad it's virtually useless. kinda sad concentrating how much that piece of paper costs.

Reply
  Dr0n3  |  18

@49 "concentrating" your comment, I doubt you're qualified to answer anything relating to graduate level education. No need to minimize someone's achievement especially when they're willing to work at Chipotle to make ends meet. That shows quite a bit of character on OP's part IMO.

By  onlychildFTW  |  33

Yeah being over-qualified is a thing. Sadly lots of people get stuck with either being told "you aren't qualified enough" "you are over qualified." Can't win in today's job market. Only thing you can do is keep applying places. It'll happen eventually.

Reply
  PencilTips  |  18

Doesn't this happen when you only apply locally? Or could this be avoided when someone applies in different countries around the world, the chances of not getting employed will be drastically lowered, am I correct?

Reply
  doemetoch  |  28

In my experience, your first job is the most difficult one to get: places for which you don't have to be qualified will reject you for being overqualified, and places that offer a position for which you need the degree you have won't hire you because they're usually looking for somebody more experienced. I was lucky to find a part-time temporary job in my field (the position wasn't well-paid and they needed someone urgently so they weren't too picky) and after that managed to find a well-paying fulltime job because at that point I had 6 months of relevenant work experience. A first chance will come along at some point, it might not be great, but you never know which doors it'll open!

By  StormfrontX33_fml  |  24

Chipotle actually prefers people with little to no experience so that they can be a fresh template to mold into a model employee without any bad habits. Perhaps, you're too educated and mentally independent.

By  cocacola999  |  26

Don't feel bad. Many jobs deny overqualified people, because they assume (usually correctly) that it's a short-term thing and you'll be actively searching for a professional job. Basically, Chipotle thinks you'll find something better very soon.

By  Danishduckling  |  12

How does a BA in Science qualify you to cook food/serve? having a BA doesn't mean you're qualified for everything just because it's "below" your education level. ESPECIALLY if said BA is in a completely unrelated field.

Reply
  ladams94  |  12

It wasn't a science degree... Just called a Bachelors of Science. I have food cooking experience as well as customer service experience but thanks for your input. Bye.

Reply
  ribx  |  16

BA is a Bachelor of Arts. BSc is a Bachelor of Science. And I'm sure if they had a BSc they would've applied for other jobs relating to their degree too, Chipotle is just the worst of the worst.

Reply
  mariri9206  |  31

Calm down, 9 - OP never said anything about thinking Chipotle was "'below' their education level" - that's you putting words in their mouth. Well, their FML, actually. And lots of people with degrees apply at places where you don't need one - like Chipotle - because they need a job. Most people (at least, here in the US) have these things called student loans that need to be paid back six months after you're not in full-time, which you kinda need an income for. Also, most places are more likely to promote from within and OP's degree might be useful to another area of Chipotle and OP might get a promotion to an area more suited for them. Sometimes, starting at the bottom gets your foot in the door for something greater.

By  allynicki14  |  16

I worked at Chipotle actually and they really don't want people that have furthered their education. They look for high schoolers/people not in college because they want you to literally dedicate your entire life to JUST Chipotle. One of the reasons I left actually because it's ridiculous how they think people will only want to have time to just work for them

By  Benihime469  |  4

OP, I know it sucks to not be able to get a job because you're over-qualified. To be very honest... if you really just need a beginner level job (BS and BA don't come cheap) you could try what I did and simply remove that information from your resume. It isn't uncommon to simply make a resume for the different kinds of jobs you want. And if you want an entry level job (min. wage) you are going to have to sacrifice the extra experience you'd normally list for a higher level job.

Loading data…