I just spent four years working my butt off to graduate from an ivy league engineering school. During that time, I spent my summers working in great jobs that padded my resume and helped me get into a fine graduate school. In fact, I'll be getting paid to go to graduate school. Why can't I get a minimum wage job in West Virginia?
In all seriousness, I went on my first job interview yesterday morning. I feel like they asked me silly questions that I threw back at them. For example – What would you do if you caught a fellow employee stealing from the store? I replied, I would do whatever I was instructed to do during my training, but it would most likely involve telling some kind of supervisor, right? I feel like I did that "I would do what I was trained to do" bit a couple of times, but I just think this role playing thing is a little unnecessary right? I am a hard worker, I can follow directions, I am not psycho, I get my shit done – give me a job or not.
All the other applications involved me filling out a 45+ minute questionnaire rating my personality on different levels. I might has well been making a eharmony.com profile. It's all so pointless. Maybe it helps weed out some people, but I feel like it's an insult to my intelligence at this point.
I'm sure this entry makes me sound like a snob. Times are tough and people just aren't hiring extra people for the summer. I know, I know. It won't be the end of the world if nothing comes my way. I mean, my parents are retired and not exactly doing anything either. It would just be nice to earn some extra cash.
I really don't know if I want this job I interviewed for or not. I guess that means it is win – win, whatever happens.