Seriously? You Do NOT Come With Your Kids Job Hunting!!
Unless your child is disabled in some way, you do NOT come with them inside the store to drop off or ask for applications!
We have 11 employees at my job. It's not a big store so we need about 20- 22 to be good to go.
Yet, we are having one heck of a time finding people.
Everyone wants a job, but no one wants to work!
And then of course you get the people coming in smelling like pot, when it clearly states on our door we are a drug free company.
If they don't smell like pot, they have some insane availability. Like no weekends, not for another job, but because they simply don't want to. Uh, hello? This is retail. You WILL be expected to work weekends.
Don't get me started on people who come in looking more raggedy and ridiculous than your average bum on the street.
Yesterday I had 2 twin girls come in. With their Mom. They did not look 18, so I asked them if they were before giving them an application. I explained you have to be 18 to work for us because it's state law that you have to be 18 to work the baler and everyone is expected to work the baler at my job.
Their Mom starts bitching. Their MOM. Talking about how a "manager" told her you only had to be 16. So I call the manager over who says no, I told you you have to be 18. And the Mom argues!
Seriously. Wtf is up with people these days?
I mean, I have never had not one single issue finding a job. I don't do drugs, I can work weekends, and last but certainly not least, I DO NOT BRING MY MOMMY AND DADDY JOB HUNTING WITH ME lol.
I thought this was all no brainer type of stuff, but I guess not!
Here's to hoping we can find decent people and soon. My store hasn't been getting the attention it needs because we have no people to help us since everyone who fills out an app doesn't actually want to work.
People don't realize that even though I might "Only" be a cashier, my bosses have asked me to give me a heads up about people who drop off applications.
They want to know how they were dressed, they want to know if they smelled like drugs and they want to know if Mommy or Daddy was babying them by being right there with them. All those things are an automatic disqualification. I might just be a cashier but my bosses are going to believe anything I say over some random person coming in off the streets looking for employment.
Like I said this does not apply to disabled persons. We have someone who is deaf working with us and it was completely expected for his Mom to be there with him since none of us know sign language, but we are slowly learning. Other than that, there's no excuse.