And.... Cut!  

secret_lade 45F
3372 posts
3/9/2020 2:57 pm
And.... Cut!

This day is a wrap!

I'll be leaving the footage on the cutting room floor as this day is a day I would like to never revisit again.

The company updated my hiring database over the weekend and it was a complete nightmare trying to navigate this morning.

It was INFINITELY more enjoyable to have to muddle my way through the process in front of the applicant who just 'showed up' at my office for her background check.

Fantastic!

There is a reason why people tell you to call and make an appointment.

I've done a lot of hiring over the years... But this chic took the cake.

"Ok, i'm going to need you to log in using the same information you used to create your application."

"I don't have that info."

"I can't go forward with the hiring process unless you can log in and provide the information I need to do your background check."

Insert Cricket Chirping Here

"Do you understand what I'm telling you. If you are unable to log in, we are done here. You don't get hired."

"Oh.... Ok."

She turned and started typing in an email and a password.

Nothing matched.

"Are you sure you are using the right email? Let me look at your application and see what you have listed."

I pulled her application and reviewed the email listed with her.

"That's a fake email. I used that because I don't want emails."

"Ok, here's the thing. Either you provide me with correct, accurate information that we will be using to create your employee profile, or we're done here. You will need to complete a new application that I will then need to create a new job offer for so we can go forward with hiring you. It's up to you, I've already spent the last 30 minutes trying to get you logged into our database with an email that doesn't even exist."

Deer in the headlights.

"I really need a job, the girl helped me at Michigan Works to fill out my app and I am just not a computer person."

Tears.

Not one iota of sympathy from me.... I wanted to slap her. She didn't want a job.... She wanted someone to coddle her through whatever the hell she thought was happening. This is definitely a woman that has spent the majority of her life manipulating people with tears.

I left her sitting in the conference room and told her to find me across the hall in my office when she was done. I would then walk her through the background.

I think the best part of my day was when I stopped by the ex's house to pick up my . She was running around, throwing attitude, and being a shit like normal.

And then she handed me a baggie with a pork chop in it.

"Dad made you a pork chop."

You just never know where the highlight of your day will come.

He always was a much better cook than I was.... It was one of the best tasting pork chops I've ever had. Ugh....




secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/22/2020 5:08 pm

    Quoting  :

Thank you


secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/10/2020 3:44 am

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    With my luck if I had ever pulled that kind of stunt while applying for a job, they would have had me arrested instead of hiring me! Sheesh....what the hell was that girl thinking?
    I guess she had some sort of skills if you hired her. Now if the wizard would only give her a brain......
The sad part is.... This woman is around my age. How does someone get to be 40 ish and somehow managed to not obtain the skills to get a job?? She stated to me that she had applied for several hotel cleaning jobs and was not able to land any. My guess is that she did the same thing to them that she did to me. She is very, very lucky that I am an extremely patient person who will try to help someone who obviously needed help. I will always point someone in the right direction to get them started on their way, but I won't do it for them.


secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/10/2020 3:37 am

I know, right?!? But, to be honest, I work for a store that requires employees of all different skillsets. Some of the positions require nothing more than someone with the capability of putting product on a shelf.... People like her are perfect for those positions as they spend the majority of their work day waiting for someone to instruct them on what to do next.


secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/10/2020 3:34 am

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    My shit day started when my alarm clock went off and I soon realized I'd never set my clock forward.
Oh yikes! Been there, done that before. I've been using my phone alarm lately as my regular alarm clock has started to go crazy on me. When I hit snooze, it will either change the time altogether or shut the alarm off totally.

Considering the number of times I hit snooze each morning, this is not acceptable.


secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/10/2020 3:31 am

    Quoting easy_going2014:
    Hi secret_lade

    I enjoyed this read, yet again

    the silver lining is there if we are open to it

    so many people would have just lost it and not had the patience you had

    and, in the end, you were rewarded

    when I have a tough day I long for my "feel good" foods, kinda like wearing your fave jeans or top or whatever when you get home

    fish or shrimp ceviche, or "ramen" noodles with a little cut up chicken or ham, one egg, some mushrooms... just sayin'

    we implemented a major change last week, we didn't break anything, but, our stakeholders are still analyzing and kicking the tires, next month, we go with phase II. cant wait

    it usually takes 2+ months to get a developer up to speed with what we do here, so when we lose people, it's crazy, we've lost 4 people in the last 4 months, yikes

    have a great day

    hmm

    Pink Floyd - "The Final Cut"

    Through the fish-eyed lens of tear stained eyes
    I can barely define the shape of this moment in time
    And far from flying high in clear blue skies
    I'm spiraling down to the hole in the ground where I hide
    If you negotiate the minefield in the drive
    And beat the dogs and cheat the cold electronic eyes
    And if you make it past the shotgun in the hall
    Dial the combination, open the priest hole
    And if I'm in I'll tell you (what's behind the wall)
    There's a kid who had a big hallucination
    Making love to girls in magazines
    He wonders if you're sleeping with your new found faith
    Could anybody love him
    Or is it just a crazy dream?
We've been in a constant state of upgrade since June of last year when we first implemented one data base that replaced 5 old ones we were using. Many things continue to migrate to this database and we literally get no training, they rely on conference calls and power points to get the point across.

Fantastic.... If everything worked the way the power point states it will.

I continue to trudge forward, though.


easy_going2014 53M
12404 posts
3/9/2020 9:12 pm

Hi secret_lade

I enjoyed this read, yet again

the silver lining is there if we are open to it

so many people would have just lost it and not had the patience you had

and, in the end, you were rewarded

when I have a tough day I long for my "feel good" foods, kinda like wearing your fave jeans or top or whatever when you get home

fish or shrimp ceviche, or "ramen" noodles with a little cut up chicken or ham, one egg, some mushrooms... just sayin'

we implemented a major change last week, we didn't break anything, but, our stakeholders are still analyzing and kicking the tires, next month, we go with phase II. cant wait

it usually takes 2+ months to get a developer up to speed with what we do here, so when we lose people, it's crazy, we've lost 4 people in the last 4 months, yikes

have a great day

hmm

Pink Floyd - "The Final Cut"

Through the fish-eyed lens of tear stained eyes
I can barely define the shape of this moment in time
And far from flying high in clear blue skies
I'm spiraling down to the hole in the ground where I hide
If you negotiate the minefield in the drive
And beat the dogs and cheat the cold electronic eyes
And if you make it past the shotgun in the hall
Dial the combination, open the priest hole
And if I'm in I'll tell you (what's behind the wall)
There's a kid who had a big hallucination
Making love to girls in magazines
He wonders if you're sleeping with your new found faith
Could anybody love him
Or is it just a crazy dream?

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mc_justmc 59M  
5577 posts
3/9/2020 7:48 pm

My shit day started when my alarm clock went off and I soon realized I'd never set my clock forward.


redrockrascal 61M
21247 posts
3/9/2020 7:29 pm

Why would any company want to hire her?

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


pagancountrygirl 62F
4914 posts
3/9/2020 6:50 pm

With my luck if I had ever pulled that kind of stunt while applying for a job, they would have had me arrested instead of hiring me! Sheesh....what the hell was that girl thinking?
I guess she had some sort of skills if you hired her. Now if the wizard would only give her a brain......

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/9/2020 5:40 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    I've fudged a few interviews... and I fooled them! ❗
    Yep... So, dija give her a parting gift? 🤔
I gave her the parting gift of employment.... pending a passed background check. She was a complete fucktard, how do people like that make it in life? Somehow they manage to just skate through.


Paulxx001 63M  
15346 posts
3/9/2020 5:09 pm

I've fudged a few interviews... and I fooled them! ❗
Yep... So, dija give her a parting gift? 🤔

... is there another way to look at it.
Coincidence... or destiny The Bench


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