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I Think I Got The Job!
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KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:12:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was a Nervous Nelly yesterday. I had went to Petsmart on Monday and picked up an application. They told me they take applications and interviews on Friday at 2 pm.

Yesterday, I showered, fixed my hair just so, and yes, I even put on make up! Had to search for my make up bag for 10 minutes, but I found it. I even remembered how to put it on, lol. I got out my new blue jeans, my black loafers, my favorite black dress shirt, and put them on. I went and stood in front of Ian and asked him how the finished product looked. He said I lookedjust fine and laughed. I said "What are you laughing at???" He says "I just know how you get when you are 'getting ready'."

Well, I couldn't argue with that. I do tend to run around like a chicken with my head cut off, lol. Not MY chickens though, they will always have their heads intact.

So, I get there at Petsmart at 1:33. Early, but thats okay. I walk in with my application in hand and the cashier tells me to just step over by the office door and they will start shortly.

I mill around, looking at mugs with various dogs on them, I look at birthday cards, with dogs on them. I look at treats, toys, and chewies. I wander over to the birds and say hello to everyone. There is one thats been there forever, I always talk to him. I looked at my cell phone and saw it was 1:47 and so I walked back to the office area. A few minutes later a nicely dressed lady came in and picked up a blank application. We waited a little more. By two oclock, about 8 more had shown up.

Now, I guess since I have been out of the work force for 10 years, I was a little surprised at what I saw. I saw, baggy drawers hanging off their butts with their underwear showing, dreadlock, yes I am serious, long long fingernails, HUGE earrings and lots and lots of bracelets, tri colored hair, high heels.

HMMMMMM....now, I don't know about y'all, but these folks didn't look like they were gonna be interested in scooping fish out of a tank for a customer, or counting out crickets into a bag for a customers reptile, or handling birds and cleaning out cages of poo. None of them looked like they were going to be greeting customers, they all looked like they were going to a rap concert.

Well, out came the manager, a nice lady I have spoken with on several occasions. Everybody has seen me and spoken with me at some time or another because I will have a chicken, rabbit, or dog with me. The chickens draw the most attention. :) So, she took us into the break room to watch a couple of informative videos on the way they operate and about them and dress code and customer relations. I seemed to be the only one watching the video, because I wa the only one NOT filling out their application at the last minute. Hmmmm....

The manager asked if someone would please come get her when the vidoes were through, seeing as the last time she had a group in there, they just started watching television after the videos and never came to get her. Everybody sat there, I seemed to be the only one with a pulse, so I said I would come and get her. After the videos I did just that, she came in, and told everyone their would be a short interview, and that she would take each of us individually, starting with me as she placed her hand on my shoulder. Cool...

So, we went outside the breakroom, and since the managers office was full of bigwigs that day, we made a stack of bags of dogfood her office, lol. I told her that would work just fine with me, lol.

She looks over my application briefly, and as she is looking she asks me (oh yeah, I forgot to tell y'all, she said there was only two part time postions available, aquatics and birds, and cashier) what kind of animals I have.

"Wellll...I have two 14 year old cats, a 4 year old border collie, a 13 year old iguana, a cockatiel, finches, chickens, a flemish giant, fish..."

I notice she is trying to write all this down, and I laughed and said I had written them all down on the back. She laughed and said,

"So, I guess you aren't afraid of any animals?" I said no of course. I also added that poo and pee was on my daily schedule at home that I wasnt a dainty little squeemish type. She seemed genuinely pleased with me over all. I told her I would love to work over with the fish and birds rather than cashier.

She told me she had to run this by her boss, but that I shoudl be getting a call in a few days, shook my hand and I went on my way.

Now, I have my cell phone plastered to me where ever I go, waiting for the call. I sure hope they take me. I have a good feeling about it.

Y'all keep your fingers crossed for me! :)


Patria    Posted 11-20-2004 at 15:41:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
We know how much you like that shop, good luck Kelly!

btw..my 17y/old daughter went to PacSun [Pacific Sunwear Corp.] today to leave an application for employment. On the way to the mall Gerrit and me talked to her about how important the first impression is, and also gave her a few hints on the subject. Her appearance was perfect; very modern but still elegant.
We went on wenesday to the department of labor because she is underage and needed an application to take to the store to be filled by the employer, and another one to her school.
When she came back home from the shop today she said that the person who took the application told her that they had no vacants for her and dumped the form in the trash can right in front of her.
I called the shop to ask when would the applications be read, and when to expect to be called.:-) The person who answered the phone asked my daughter's name, then said she couldn't find Beny's application in the bunch of papers where the others were. I told her to look in the trash can and explained what Beny told us. Of course she couldn't believe it..she wouldn't do something like that. She didn't say if she had look in the trash can too, and I didn't push it. For now.
Gerrit said he is going to write a letter to whoever is in charge of that kiosko.


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 16:35:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
You know, I would be furious! That was so uncalled for and just plain out rude. She might as well just reached out and slapped your daughter in the face! GRRRRRR! What a loser. You and Gerrit did the right thing, I would have went up there and snatched a knot in her head!!! GRRRR! People...I tellya.

I guess that lady hates her job, maybe your daughter could replace her ;)

Tell her good luck on her job hunting!!!! I hope she gets something she really likes. Its so hard to do something you enjoy and get paid for it.


BOSS    Posted 11-20-2004 at 11:21:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congrats, you got the job!!

well, you would have it if you came and applied with our company. :)

You'll get it, don't worry.


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 16:31:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks BOSS...I knew you would hire me...lol

What does your company do?


BOSS    Posted 11-20-2004 at 21:11:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I own a construction company, a commercial roof repair company and company that manufactures and sells a tool that I invented. I'm sure if you lived around here, we could find somewhere for you to fit in.


Alias    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:28:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well Kelly I hope you didn't use ole Dewey Prevett as a character reference.
Next, I'd like to caution you that even though your most likely better suited for the job, employers still have to keep up appearances by hiring people with long fingernails and exposed undergarments. Of course, you know why.

But, Kelly I'm in your corner all the way. I'm hopeing you get that call........gfp


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 16:28:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
lol, that old coot didn't even enter my mind. Thanks for the kind words... :)


Grove r    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:28:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Way ta go Kelly, I will echo everyone elses thoughts....and you tell those doing the hiring that they are getting the best there is!!! have a good one, R.E.L.


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 16:27:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Grove r, I know they won't be disappointed, and I know they would be much better off hiring me than any of the others, I just know it! :)


Zenia    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:53:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congrats! Sounds like you have it locked in, and you can negotiate your position too boot. I go to the Petsmart near here, when I need things the feed store doesn't have, especially for my aquarium. The people working there are so nice, and knowlegeable which I really appreciate! They don't just hire anyone off the street.


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:02:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sure hope so. I told her I am in there so much shopping I might as well work there too! LOL! I think I am qualified, maybe they will see that too.


toolman    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:50:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
good luck on the job kelly, if anyone was a FIT for a job , this one was made for you, course i,ll have to wonder how many critters will end up home haha, good luck on your land too, kel, sure hope you get it.


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:56:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, thanks man, I just know I will get it. Speaking of the land, we are leaving in just a few minutes to go meet the real estate lady out there. Even taking Tip to roam around. I bet she will love it! We want to see the inside of the house and stuff like that.


Burrhead    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:58:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I been away and missed the news about moving. Is it out of town?? and how far will Ian's commute be??


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:04:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hour and 20 minutes for Ian to drive to work. If we get out that far, I will have to transfer to a Petsmart in that area. Its in Cedartown, but its on the outskirts, about amile from the ALabama border. Look up Cedartown on mapquest in Ga, you will see where it is, its all the way out west of Atlanta. 31 acres my friend, 31 acres, with a manufactured home on it and a barn, and a pond. 140,000 dollars :))))))


toolman    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:00:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
commute don,t matter , this lady needs land , land ya hear lol.


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:05:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yessir, yessir I do reckon you are right...I do need my space, don't I? lol


Burrhead    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:23:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope it goes good Kelly and BTW you did'nt happen to get the gals name who had her butt showing did you?? If Petmart can't use her we may have a spot in recieving around here at the toolshed.


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:25:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
LMAO!!! No, sorry to disappoint you, it was the men that were dressed like that. Its the ahem..."style" the bruthas are wearin ya know.


Burrhead    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:30:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
uh-oh. You better keep them men over there then we got plenty of them kinda fellers in Houston.

I went to get some truck parts and the counter men was dressed that way. I asked the one feller if they did'nt pay enough to get britches that fit and he told me he did'nt think I was a bit funny.


toolman    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:48:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
welcome back burr, me and alais were wondering if you were too busy being a senator now or perhaps you stumbled accidently into a certain bar out in calif and done got arrested.


Burrhead    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:59:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah I saw that toolman. LMAO yep that would be a sight I bet. I aint got nothing for them acey duecy folks.


toolman    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:01:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
figured youd be back thrusday night, brudder been gone to, you two go on a fishing trip together.haha


Burrhead    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:13:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
ah I got a late start this week. I had to fill in for the other feller that usually picks up the beach. This community service is killing me.

I may start brown nosing the judge so I get an inside job since the rainy season is getting here, besides that I hate picking up trash. You would'nt belive what all stuff them yuppies throw out.

If me and Brudder was to go fishing he's bait. 8^)


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:34:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
LMAO! I love it, I sometimes wish I was that bold! I do love your sense of humor. Yes I do. :)

Maybe he just forgot his belt that day....lol..yeah, right.


Burrhead    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:56:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
sometimes it gets touchy on them subjects kelly. In the 70's before men wearing ear rings was in fashion I got to picking on a feller in a red neck beer joint because he was wearing an ear ring.

He mighta seemed a little feminine but by gosh that boy could scuffle.


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:00:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL, Ian wore an earring in the 80's. He was a heavy metal kinda guy. 6 foot 4 inches 220 pounds, nobody bothered him about his earring, lol. It was in his left ear, which was okay, the other ear meant you were gay, lol.


Burrhead    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:09:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
This ole boy was about my size and all. He took it personal when I told him he was'nt really my type but I have a rule that anybody who sits next to me at the bar and is wearing an ear ring gets hit on.

That was a little afore Ian's time. That was when you could still get a good tussle going over having long hair or a beard too.


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:13:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL, he has long hair too...lol, longer than mine, 3/4ths down the way of his back, but I LOOOOOOVE it, yessir I do!


Burrhead    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:20:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I usta have long hair once upon a time. Now the hair is long gone. It left a nice shiney spot.

I hope the land deal goes along good for yall. Cedartown is a nice place. I have kin folks from there and near Rome.


New-Gen    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:19:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
You shoulda told em you name your chickens......they probably woulda hired you on the spot!! LOL


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:21:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do need Timothy hay, maybe I will go and take a chicken up there today or tomorrow, show her off, say hello to the manager ;)


Zenia    Posted 11-20-2004 at 10:53:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly, I buy a big bag of loose timothy hay at the feed store for $3.00. The little tiny bundle at Petsmart is $5.00... Do you have a feed store nearby? I buy pine shavings there, too, for cheap.


DD    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:17:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly, if there is anything in this world that is a RIGHT thing, then you working in a Petsmart around critters is surely that so you got it from here : )


KellyGa    Posted 11-20-2004 at 09:26:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks! I sure hope they call...:) I think I would fit in just fine.


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