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Emerald

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Saving Us From Ourselves
« on: February 07, 2013, 01:29:48 PM »
Saving Us From Ourselves
http://notalwaysworking.com/saving-us-from-ourselves/28530

(I’m interviewing for a front desk position with an office. This is shortly after the economic crash of 2008.)

Interviewer: “You have some experience, that’s fine. I see here that you haven’t been working for a month. Tell me, how did you support yourself?”

Me: “With my savings.”

Interviewer: “Savings?”

Me:  ”Yes.”

(The interviewer remains speechless, so I decide to elaborate.)

Me: “Savings. You know… the money I’ve saved up?”

Interviewer: “…I see. Now, uh… from where did you get these, uh ‘savings’?”

Me: “…From my previous jobs?”

Interviewer: “But from WHERE did you get these ‘savings?’”

Me: “From working. Why is that strange?”

Interviewer: “Yes, it is strange!”

(He kept asking me over and over where did I get my savings. Finally he told me to fill out an application and left. I left.)


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Re: Saving Us From Ourselves
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 02:10:26 PM »
Nice. I know lots of people who have no clue what "savings" is.

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Re: Saving Us From Ourselves
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 02:23:34 PM »
This is made up right?

Emerald

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Re: Saving Us From Ourselves
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Re: Saving Us From Ourselves
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 06:30:33 PM »
Here is one I like from a sister site

http://notalwaysright.com/getting-owned-by-the-owner-part-2/26871


(I’m standing in a fairly short queue when a businessman walks in, pushes straight to the front and starts dictating his order to the 20-something year old cashier.)

Cashier: “I’m afraid you’re going to have to go to the back of the queue, sir.”

Business man: “I have an important meeting shortly. You must serve me now!”

Cashier: “Yeah, the longer you stand there, the later you’re going to be. Back of the queue.”

Business man: “Do you have any idea who I am?”

Cashier: “Nope. Now shut up and go to the back of the queue.”

Business man: “How dare you talk to me like that?! Get me your manager now!”

(The cashier sighs heavily, walks into the back, comes out with an older woman in tow and nods her towards the businessman, then disappears back into the back.)

Manager: “What seems to be the problem, sir?”

Business man: “That boy was incredibly rude to me! I demand you fire him immediately!”

Manager: “I’m afraid I don’t have the authority to do that, but if you want I can get the owner for you.”

Business man: “Bah! Fine, but I expect to be compensated for having to go through all of this trouble!”

Manager: “I’m sure you can discuss that with him, sir.”

(She then walks into the back, then comes out again with the now grinning cashier.)

Cashier: “Yo.”

Business man: “What’s the meaning of this? I said I wanted to talk to the owner!”

Cashier: “Like I said, yo.”

(The businessman silently gapes for a few seconds, then walks out stammering threats about having his head and closing the shop down.)

Manager: “Why do you always have to involve me?”

Cashier: “I just love the look on their stupid little faces when they find out I own this joint.”

(The manager rolls her eyes and walks into back.)

Cashier: “I love this job. What can I get you?”

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Re: Saving Us From Ourselves
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 10:54:46 AM »
HA HA HA. I love it!

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Re: Saving Us From Ourselves
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 11:07:01 AM »
LOL!! That is awesome!!!!