Sep 15, 2008
I have to agree. It's sad to think that a lot of the kids I went to high school with (Yes I went to school with most of those arrested) turned out like this. Good riddance I say. (Oct 27, 2008 | post #2)
Ah Kytonda...I was waiting for a response like yours. Listen, it has nothing to do with the economy. Minimum wage jobs are plentiful if you know where to look. I live in a very small town, in a state with a lot of very small towns. I see new people hired everyday, and that's just in my grocery store chain. I'm giving advice as someone who has been there. You don't want to listen to what I have to say, don't read it. Everything I'm telling you is true. What I'm getting from this entire thread is that you all are either looking for a job that pays $10 an hour, or you're looking for one to be handed to you. And with that thinking, honey, you're absolutely right. Those jobs are insanely tough to find. You don't even wanna know how long it took me to find a job like that. I realize my last comment was kind of nasty, but go outside yourself for a minute and look at all the comments. If you had to sit here and read all of these comments and wonder why they can't find jobs, then look at the list I gave. I see things like that EVERY SINGLE DAY. I see the teens who work at night pay more attention to their fellow associates than to their jobs. I read the customer experience surveys and see that 90% of customers complain about the lack of attention paid to them. That's what matters to customers is attention. They want to feel like their business is appreciated and wanted at your place of employment. I don't mean to be cruel, or nasty, or whatever, but there are things you can do to find jobs. Everyone who posted on here has access to a computer, right? There are TONS of help wanted sites online. Monster.com, HelpWantedInNH.com , etc. You can also look in the classifieds, or take a walk down to your local grocery store or fast-food joint. But please, don't sit here and complain. That doesn't get anything done. (Oct 19, 2008 | post #56)
First of all, if all of you are actually 17, I'll run outside right now and swim in my freezing cold, chemical-laden pool. Second, if you need a job, GET YOUR ASS OFF THE COMPUTER AND GO POUND THE PAVEMENT. Dress up, no sneakers and hoodies and jeans. Go in looking like you actually want a job. You wonder why these places won't call you back? You look like idiots, thats why. Stop acting like you are entitled. Grow the hell up and do what everyone else does. Stop whining and start earning your own money. There are plenty of ways to find jobs, there are plenty of places that will hire you. What I've noticed in my 10 years of working is this: -Don't be picky. Just because it's a fast food place or a grocery store, doesn't mean it's beneath you. Your friends may laugh, but guess what? You have the money in the end. -Don't swear or use slang if you manage to get a call-back or an interview. Talk like you're talking to your grandmother. -Don't expect everything to be handed to you. There is a reason it's called work...because that's what you have to do there. -Actually listen to your superiors. They have been there before. You haven't. Deal with it. -Don't give your friends free food or drinks or anything. Wanna lose your job fast? That's the way to go. -If you find work in a grocery store, actually concentrate on the orders you're ringing in. Your customers will thank you for it, and so will your boss. I'm not trying to tell y'all what to do, but let's get serious here. I train people for a living. I see a ton of you snobby 17 year olds acting like you're so much better than everyone and acting like you know everything. Not only do you make it harder on those who have to work with you and your enormous attitude, but you also make it harder on the customers who depend on you and the skills you are supposed to have. In short, if you really want a job, you have to go in there confident and acting like you're serious about it. The main reason employers don't call you back (besides lack of experience) is that they feel you aren't serious, that you just don't care. Start acting like you really want it, show some initiative, and dress appropriately, and you will get what you want. (Oct 6, 2008 | post #52)
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