I Know I Shouldn't Make Fun .... But I Can't Help It.
Posted May 12 2009 3:45pm
I was sitting in the bar of a local restaurant last night waiting for Aunti Miranda and Ann to arrive for dinner when a young man, good-looking kid, came in and asked to see the owner. The owner happened to be standing there giving instructions to the bartender and said who he was. The Young Man (early 20's) told the Owner he would like a job.
From this Young Man's experience, here are a few words of advice of things NOT to say when applying for a job:
"Oh, do I have to fill out an application? I have a professionally written resume although I don't have it with me."
"Can I borrow a pen?"
"I've never been a bartender or a server before but I have tons of friends so I know I could bring in tons of business with me."
"I can only work Tuesday and Thursday nights because I'm going to school but since I can only work 2 days a week I'll need to make $1,000/night. That's not a problem, is it?"
And the number one thing you DO NOT say/do on a job applications (swear to God this is a true story) is fill in the "Special Skills" lines with "CHICK MAGNET"!!!!!!!!!!
The bartender and other patron and I laughed for 10 minutes after he left.
"I'm a chick magnet with no experience but with lots of bum friends to hang out in the bar and distract me from my work and steal booze."
"Where have you been the whole time I've owned this place? YOU'RE HIRED!"