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wolfqueen001 Time for a change... I think this sums me up pretty well:

Things tend to turn out well when you worry, so that's probably good. - EmP

I still <333 wolves, though.

Title: So I got a job...
Posted: June 28, 2011 (05:21 PM)
...apparently. Just got through the interview today and they offered on the spot... However, despite the interviewer's words to the contrary, I kind of had the impression they more or less hire anyone. Training starts tomorrow and ends on my birthday, which I've forgotten about but don't really care, either, because hardly anyone remembers outside of relatives anyway.

Assuming I get the job, I'll probably be extremely busy but hope to look elsewhere for work as well, since this position struck me as highly temporary, especially considering who they look for. Pay is determined either at a base fixed rate or commission, depending on which is higher, and it's these sorts of jobs that I'd been warned against (though, the warnings seemed to point towards strictly commission-based jobs, but even so, from what I understand of this, the base pay - though it sounds like a lot - won't really amount to much in the end). Still, overall I'm looking for the experience since any jobs I really want will involve working with people, and this should hopefully get my confidence with that built up - out of necessity if nothing else - and will thus better enable me to secure a better job.

The hours at least seemed flexible, so hopefully I'll be able to go to other interviews without hurting my performance too badly, assuming I make up the hours.

Granted, all of this depends on whether I actually make it through training. If I don't, I probably won't be overly fussed, but if I do, I'll also be glad to finally be doing something.

P.S. I still intend to write a review for Jason's Steam contest thing... but might be hard-pressed now.

P.P.S. In case you're wondering why I made this post almost completely invisible, it's just as a precaution in unlikely event my newfound employers decide to check the site out after seeing it on my resume and might find this post less than inspiring.

bloomerUser: bloomer
Title: Re: So I got a job...
Posted: June 28, 2011 (06:46 PM)
Gratzville!... on your mysterious, mysterious job.

As a grizzled veteran of pre-internet times, I do have some advice for the yoof of today, and that is - if you really don't want something on the internet, don't put it there at all ;)

That said, failing some catastrophic security breach of HonestGamers, I think a private post and writerly coyness will do the trick.

JoeTheDestroyerUser: JoeTheDestroyer
Title: Re: So I got a job...
Posted: June 28, 2011 (11:52 PM)
Awesome! :D

wolfqueen001User: wolfqueen001
Title: Re: So I got a job...
Posted: June 30, 2011 (07:58 PM)
Ha. Well, don't congratulate me yet, I guess. I went through two days of training and I think I finally decided this one just isn't right for me. =/

Basically, I was hired at Vector Marketing, the company that sells CUTCO knives. Well, I thought at first I could do it, but yesterday, after the first day of training, I just found it overwhelming. Not because of the amount of work it'd entail - which would have been quite a bit - but because virtually everyone around me was quite hostile towards it. My parents especially had seemed upset with it, and my friends and relatives all knew people who'd done it and explained how it just didn't work out well and such.

That carried over to today where I wound up virtually breaking down when I came home because I thought my parents would hate me - or even disown me - for holding the job. But even after we talked a lot about it, and they just explained that they thought I really could do better and find a better fit (they were alos primarily concerned with public transportation), I just lost all my motivation to do it.

I dunno, though. It's kind of upsetting in that way because I feel that I've just let those people down and wasted their time, but I also know that the job really isn't that great to begin with... Even though their marketing is muchmore pallatable than a lot of other businesses - since they try to be a lot more personal and friendly when selling (they don't do cold calls or door-to-door, for example) - it's still... what it is. Frankly, I think I'm more relieved that I decided to give it up. I doubt I would've made that much money off it anyway, even if it would've been quick... and it's been taking me away from my job search, which I really was hoping it wouldn't do.

But, the trainer was really nice, and I do feel bad that she seemed to think I held all this promise - and maybe I did feel that way after the first day - but after all this... hooplah, for lack of a better word, over it, I Just don't think I can do it. Like, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Still, I feel like I learned a lot from the training regardless. I may not have gotten the opportunity to practice the full pitch with anyone, but at least I became confident that I could do so (or something similar but much more pallatable) in the future.

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