You cried during the interview? Why? What happened?
yes... during the interview...
The very last question they asked me was "Why do you want this job, and what do you think you can bring to the table?"
My answer was "I have been in the position where I have needed help, and the people that helped me made all the difference. I want to be able to give that to someone else.." and I started crying somewhere in the middle of that.
You guys are cracking me up tonight
Me: Julie-46 DH: Kelly-52 DD: Rhianna-17 DS: Gage-He's 3!
Stash, your bathroom looks great! We just had a new bathroom put in, too, and I love it. We'll be saving for a new kitchen next.
Senecagirl, I don't blame you for saying that to those people. I would have done the same. Actually, I have done so and when I've told people about it, they've said, "oooh, that's so 'American' of you." Hmmm...British people.
Erin, I can totally see you...facial expressions and all telling off the ppl in front of walmart.
How are you feeling btw?? I'm going to want to come out and meet that baby when you're ready to show her off ya know!!
I went into an interview teary-eyed once. It was when they had those guys in the mine, and the tv was showing how the family was mistakenly told in the early morning hours that there were survivors, only to be told 4-6 hours later that that had been a mistake. I watched them cheer, then their agony when they learned the truth. I was also pregnant with Conner, but early on so it wasn't obvious. Anyway, that's right when I was called into the interview, and I walked in wiping my eyes. I told them what I'd just seen. They were all appropriately sad as well...and I did get the job.
Okay, Carson is insisting on me putting in his fav emoticon: "Up and down, up and down, jumping, jumping!!!" he says...
I cried at work once. I was a waitress at this sport's bar. I worked there for over a year. Was never late. Never called in sick. And I'm a pretty kick ass waitress if I do say so myself. But I had this horrible manager who wanted all the girls to have a look that I didn't have, I suppose. She would always ask me in this kind of snotty way why I didn't wear make up or leave my hair down. (Um, yes, she wanted the waitresses to wear their hair down)
So...I came in one morning with my hair in it's usual pony tail and no make up on and she was in a particularly biatchy mood. She walks into the back where all the waitstaff is doing prep work and yells to me, so everyone could hear, "God Bridget, don't you WANT to be pretty? Fix your hair!"
Yeah, everyone just looked at me and I felt like the crap on the bottom of her shoe. I cried. And then I quit. And then a week later I got a job at a preschool where I stayed for 7 years.
Ashley, I think it's sweet you cried. I think it shows true compassion which is kind of what everyone working for that dept should have.
Last edited by Bridget; 08-19-2010 at 11:32 AM.
I saw a baby (about 9 months old) sitting in a cart in front of Wal-Mart yesterday. Naked except for a diaper, unstrapped... and chugging on a coke. I had Lore on my shoulders and she was naturally freaking out about the baby (she LOVES babies). The mom was smiling at Lore and I swear I had the hardest time not judging her.
Bridget, your old boss sounds like a piece of work. I hope karma kicked her ass.
Ashley, passion can be a good thing... especially in the job in which you applied. I bet she won't hold it against you.
I would have totally judged the soda. I can't help myself.
Not sure that the diaper only would have bothered me alone but the combination of the two begs to be judged.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I took Savana out of the house in just a diaper before when we lived in Hawaii. People did it all the time there.
Oooh, I would have totally judged. My DS is 2.5 and still isn't allowed soda. And although it may be hot out, stores have air conditioning. I wouldn't want to be walking around in a diaper, I'd get chilly! Although, I guess if your kid just had a blow-out or puke session and all the clothes were nasty, and you had no back-ups, I could understand going into a store with just a diaper on. And it could totally be a regional thing -- up here in the Northeast it isn't a normal site though. On peopleofwalmart.com there was a pic of 2 little kids just in diapers and a cart full of beer. Funny & sad at the same time.