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When did "loser" retail jobs need so much information?

Anonymous
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I've been a SAHM for the past two years. I nannyed two years before that and then I worked retail. I am job searching now for part time work.

I put in my work history and now they want three professional references, one of which has to be a supervisor. Who would I use for that? I can't use the woman I nannyed for since I put her as an employment reference. I don't remember any other supervisors. Wtf?! Mcdonalds is the same way. :(

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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edelweiss23
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM
They have always done that.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:53 PM


I don't know. Maybe it's because I don't have those types of references that I feel so frustrated. :(

Quoting edelweiss23:

They have always done that.



peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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Every job app I have ever filled out asks for three references
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edelweiss23
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:55 PM
Use the same lady as the one you were a nanny for.

If they are interested in you, they might call or email and ask for a different one.


Quoting Anonymous:


I don't know. Maybe it's because I don't have those types of references that I feel so frustrated. :(


Quoting edelweiss23:

They have always done that.





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nerdymom28
by Ruby Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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 You may have to just level with management and tell them that you've been staying at home with your children for the past  __ years and and you don't have any professional references. Tell them that you're a hard worker and great with teamwork, responsible and punctual, etc. and that if they give you a chance, you'll show them why you're a good hire. It may not work, but it's worth a shot.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:55 PM


I think it's the supervisor one that threw me off. I can't think of anyone I've worked with that I remember names of. :(

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

Every job app I have ever filled out asks for three references



Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Have you ever babysat for anyone else?  Give them a heads up and use them as the supervisor reference.

BeAuTiFuL.BLiSs
by Platinum Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:59 PM

You don't remember anyone's name who was higher up than you, with your previous jobs? Even if they were the store manager? Just put someone, chances are they are not going to call for a reference anyways, since it was so long ago.

I would also put the nanny down as a professional reference. She was your boss.

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DarksMama
by Platinum Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Just tell them that none of your previous supervisors are still there to be reached. People move on. 

Quoting Anonymous:


I think it's the supervisor one that threw me off. I can't think of anyone I've worked with that I remember names of. :(

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

Every job app I have ever filled out asks for three references




Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:03 PM
Sucks that ppl want good honest workers.
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