Friday, April 24, 2009

Doggie Doo Doo Interview

So ya want to know how the doggie boutique interview worked out? Just read the title of this post. I can only assume that the lady had already interviewed someone ahead of me that she had decided to hire. The interview went like this:

Her: Do you shop online?

Me: Yes, on Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc.

Her: So tell me about your retail experience (even though she has my stupid resume in front of her)

Me: Nine years recent experience. Owned and operated my own retail business for nine years. Moved three times because my company grew from 800 sq. ft. to 12,000 sq. feet. Maintained an online store of 11,000 to 13,000 items. Ran every aspect of the business by myself until it grew so large that I hired and managed five employees.

Her: Is that all?

Me: Umm, yes.

Her: That's IT?!!! (What the ____?)

Me: Well, I worked for Eckerd's for a year in high school.

Her: Do you have any merchandising experience?

Me: (I am taken aback from the last question and am now speechless. ) Excuse me? What do you mean by that?

Her: Merchandising. You know, pricing items?

Me: Umm, yeah. I wanted to scream --- "I owned and and operated my own BLANKING retail business for nine yearsfor Christ's sake! I set ALL of the prices! Have you been listening?"

That was about it. I could tell that she wasn't even listening to a word I said. She didn't even tell me ANYTHING about the position, except to say that she wanted to be open more on weekends, and I wasn't interested in weekends and that "no news is bad news, and news is good news." she will make a decision by the end of next week.

So, poo. Oh, well, it wasn't meant to be.


Diane said...

you'd run circles around her, and she knows it. how about the next time some idiot wastes your time like this, you have a little fun with them? do just about anything--repeat yourself, make up outrageous false facts about your work history, start to interview THEM, pick your nose, whatever. you'll feel much better at the end of it :)

Maria said...

Sounds like it would have been a poor fit. Consider yourself lucky.