Geez, I forgot to come back and give an update. Well, I had the interview. Let's just say, I left there hoping that I wouldnt receive a phone call.
I dont know what the problem was. The interview just didnt go well. I was tempted to walk out the interview. The lady, who is the manager, got
on my nerves so bad. I dont want to bad-mouth anyone, but I just didnt think that the manager had good interviewing skills.
When I first sat down, she called me someone else's name, which I got passed. Hey, it was a minor mistake. She asked me if I had attended college. I informed her that I have a BS in a non-related field. She asked me why I wasnt working. I told her that it was and it was indicated on my application. So, she looks at the application and says, "So, you are working........." I said "Yes, I have a full-time job." She said, "Oh, ok." She kindly explained to me that she could not pay me what I was probably making in my current field. I told her that I was not looking for that salary. She said, "Well, on your application, you didnt indicate your salary." I said, "Yes, I know." She said, "Well, it's part of the application and you have to complete the entire application." I said,"I never fill it in when seeking a part-time job." She said, "Well, you are supposed to b/c it is part of the application." I said, "Well, I dont understand why you need to know that." She said, "We just need it b/c it's part of the application." I said, "I dont understand why. I never fill it in when I am applying for a part-time job." She said, "Everyone fills it in. We have a lady who works for Reebok and she had to fill it in." I am saying to myself "Yeah, and, so what?" After going back and forth with this issue, I informed her what the salary was although I didnt think it was necessary.
She asked me how much I wanted to make. I informed her that I was open to receive what they were offering. She continues on and asks me if I was looking to supplement my income. Confused, I just answered, "Huh?" She said, "Well, the reason that I ask is b/c it is only a few hours a week." I said, "Ok, that is fine." She asked me if I had a family. I told her that I did. She asked me if I had children and how old they were. I told her that I had one son who was a teen. She responded, "You dont have a problem being away from him?" I said, "No." She says, "Well, this isnt an easy job. I dont want people to think that it's easy. We dont bake the cakes here, but we do sales. It's a very tough job. We sit down with people and help them plan their parties and let them know their options. We sell expensive cakes....like $1800 cakes." I said, "Oh, ok." She said, "We need smart people who have good customer service skills. We let customers know their options. For instance, if you go into Macy's to shop, you dont want to just be shown the cheap section, you want to know about the entire store." I said, "Right. It's about letting them know there options." She says, "This isnt an easy job. It takes an entire month to learn the job. We recently hired some new people, but I dont think they are going to work out." She whispers "Well, we usually start with $8 an hour and that's for usually for experienced people. But we can bring you in at $8." I said, "That's fine. For me, it's not about the money." She said, "And our raises are unlimited."
She just got on my nerves. Personally, I didnt care for her tone. She wasted too much time on how much I make, telling me it's a hard job instead of explaining more about the job, and all of this other stuff instead of focusing on the important stuff. Never once did she ask me about my skills or qualifiications.
So, needless to say, I got discouraged after that! I am not going to give up. :bounce: