||[Jun. 14th, 2005|04:01 pm]
When a lady called me a few weeks ago to schedule an interview at Meijer's I was excited. She said they had an opening for a cashier and for a thrid shift cart person. She called later in the week to reschedule the interview. The lady I eventually met with(not the one I spoke to on the phone)told me that I would have to start out as a bagger and would only make $5.50. I, while thinking this was shitty (particularly after I had been initially told about a cashier position), have been rather desperate for a job and agreed to be a lowly bagger. Then she scheduled me for a second interview with her boss(today). I came in today and waited for awhile and then proceeded to get interviewed again. This lady asked me what position I wanted, offering up suggestions like the deli and bakery. I said stocking would probably be my preferred position. She said she thought there might be an opening for third shift stock. Then seemingly out of left field she asked me if I would want a job at the gas station. I said that would be great, attempting to actually be directed toward a job sometime this year. So she called the gas station guy and had me go over there for another interview(number 3).
When I get there I see an old man behind the counter who had a huge smile on his face and it turned out that this was Ralph, the man who was supposed to interview me. We went into the back room to a desk surrounded by stacks of energy drinks, cheap cigars, and little debbies. I was genuinely excited to be there. Ralph told me some stories about how he got the job and how funny drunk people come to buy cigarettes in the middle of the night. It sounds like a good job. There is a flexible schedule and I'll be making $6(as opposed to the bagger wage of $5.50), with periodic raises based on number of hours worked. I go in for form filling out on Thursday(right before my exam in ITM) and I will be starting on Tuesday. I am excited that I finally got a job, that it seems like a good job, and that I won't have to be a bagger.
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