By ineedayob - 18/05/2013 20:36 - United States - La Mesa

Today, I went for an interview regarding a seasonal position I'd been offered at a grocery store. The manager showed up 45 minutes past the scheduled interview time, cheerfully greeted me, and took me back to his office, just to tell me that they don't hire seasonal help. Ever. FML
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toughchick14 15

I feel like they should tell people in advance that they don't offer seasonal positions or at least have the courtesy to show up on time. Sorry OP better luck next time!

olpally 32

Should've left after waiting 45 minutes, that tells you it was a shit store to work for and the manager is already being a douche. Keep searching.

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toughchick14 15

I feel like they should tell people in advance that they don't offer seasonal positions or at least have the courtesy to show up on time. Sorry OP better luck next time!

Roskosity 22

OP said they were offered the position.

MrClean17 15

I was confused by the fact OP said it was offered but the manager said they don't hire seasonal. Maybe OP has a friend that told them or something

Could be the OP misunderstood the position they were offered. It could have been meant as a part-time position, and the store just doesn't want to hire and train someone for the couple of months a seasonal position implies.

teh3pictroll 8

Well, at least they had friendly staff!

I don't really think showing up 40 minutes late just to tell them they never hire for that position is considered "friendly".

expertsmilee 26

Saaaaaaarcaaaaaaasm

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^Poor you then. Not understanding sarcasm can lead to socially awkward situations. You lovely girl ♥♡♥.

Wizardo 33

Well what a way way to rain on your parade but hey, I guess you don't have to work with these people.

It won't ever rain on his parade if thy did do seasonal help.

If the manager can't even show up on time, it must not be a good place to work at lol.

Good luck finding another job OP.

Who offered you the position?

ThatGuyWhoTalks 10

Not the grocery store, that's for sure

zombieslayer83 19

I bet it was Hank? Yeah, Hank.

It might've been a misunderstanding on OP's part? Or the manager could be delusional..

Well - they don't deserve someone as dedicated as you, right OP?

At least he waited 45 minutes to tell you that. Oh, wait...

toughchick14 15

Lol nice reading skills!

Lol nice comprehension skills!

It's called sarcasm.

whatth3h3ck 13

Well that sucks!!!!!!!

Indeed it does, madam. I suppose this is why OP submitted her story to a website called fmylife, and why it was subsequently published on said website.

zombieslayer83 19

It's ok! The 7 exclamation points make up for the laziness of the comment.

I feel like the manager was intentionally trying to be a jerk and waste your time. I hate those types of people.

QuinnyZebrass 11

I agree, what kind of manager is 45 minutes late to interview someone? Seems like he didn't really care. It sounds like the time I was offered a job and waited almost 30 minutes on my first day, only for the manager who hired me to finally show up & send me home because she "forgot" they don't hire anyone under 18.

Sounds like my last interview. I showed up ten minutes early, like they told me, and after waiting about twenty minutes I was told that the manager interviewing me was on lunch break and they weren't sure when she'd be back. After another 25 minutes she showed up and told me that she "forgot I had any interviews today."

CharresBarkrey 15

I've had a similar experience where my interview was scheduled during their lunch hour. The whole office was empty and locked. I waited over an hour, and didn't even get an apology.

I'm going to give the manager the benefit of the doubt. It's a grocery store; there's always a bunch of bullsh-- for managers to deal with. Perhaps he had an unruly customer and we'll see his side of the story on Not Always Right in a few days.

I'm thinking OP never was in contact with the manager himself prior to the interview... Otherwise it's hard to imagine why he didn't tell him before, especially if the OP is a student. Seems likely to me it was "offered" to him by someone else entirely - A regular employee/co-manager with different views/manager's relative/common friend etc. etc., who then forgot to pass on the memo. All speculation, but so is assuming the manager is a smelly old buttwipe by default.

olpally 32

Should've left after waiting 45 minutes, that tells you it was a shit store to work for and the manager is already being a douche. Keep searching.