You Know Times are Rough when The Porn Shop Doesn’t Call you Back!

2 May

Like many other people out there right now, I’m unemployed. Not just any kind of unemployed either. No- I’m talking about the ‘all pickiness is out the window and despite having gone to college, flipping burgers sounds appealing’ type of unemployed.

Hell, just yesterday I was entertaining the idea of mowing my neighbors’ lawn for a quick buck. Yeah see… NOT picky!

You have to understand. I’ve been working on and off since I was 14… So being out of work for over a year because of my SSNA (read more about that on my post- Me and my arthritis…5 things I learned)… Has been pure torture!

Add to that, me being back home and having to stare at the walls of the room I grew up in AND having to do it broke? Well it’s no surprise that the days I’m feeling homicidal are more often then not.

So when I found out that the local adult video store was hiring I JUMPED at the chance.

1. Because I felt the job would be a no brainer. (It was a clerk position and all I would have to do was ring people up) but also

2. I figured I could probably get some employees discounts on… Well let’s not go there.

The ad said they were hiring, and looking to fill the position immediately and not to call, email etc. but to COME APPLY IN PERSON!

Well this is what I’ve been looking for, I thought to myself. If I can go in and apply, and dazzle them with my sheer awesomeness, I’ll at least get an interview. And well once I get an interview the job is as good as mine! (Cheers for confidence).

This is of course after, not ONE, not TWO but at least THREE lectures, talks with my mother about how she doesn’t like the idea and how I’ll get disrespected and blah blah blah.

I had to bite my tongue AND the inside of my cheeks in an effort not to inform her, that nothing someone could say to me at an adult video and toy store, could beat the things I use to say my damn self or be said to when I worked at a strip club, a few years back. (I was a bartender and a waitress. I’d thank you to keep your minds out of the gutter.) Lol.

Moving right along.

Where was I…? Oh yes, so I go in and apply. I have a lovely chat with the big burly tattooed guy that was there. Played it up, put on my smile on my face (that he actually commented on) and walked out of there with my head held high, at least expecting a call back for an interview!

Then waited.

And waited.

And checked to see what was going on.

And waited some more.

AND NOTHING! NOTHING! No call back, no interview and sure as hell NO JOB! Grrr!! I’m sure my mother felt smugger then shit about that, but whatever.

I mean, I’m not saying I was the PERFECT candidate for the position but would the chance to at least talk it out and wow them with my knowledge (or lack thereof) of vibrators have killed them?

Ah well (shrugs) maybe it was for the best. After all this gives me more time to concentrate on my writing right?

But wish me luck anyway! I’m currently waiting for a call from the local cemetery; true story!

3 Responses to “You Know Times are Rough when The Porn Shop Doesn’t Call you Back!”

  1. Nicole May 3, 2012 at 1:23 AM #

    Job hunting sucks no matter what the economy is like. LOL – you know when I was graduating with my bachelor’s degree back in 2003 (when the economy was in a bit of a slump) I remember trying to apply for easy jobs at my local movie theatre and at The Wherehouse (now FYE). I just wanted to make sure I had a part-time job to pay the bills while in grad school. I didn’t get callbacks for any of those jobs. I ended up getting a full-time job at my local school district doing HR work. But before I landed that job I remember feeling like “what the hell- I can’t even get a callback to ring up CDs at my local music store or sell movie tickets?”

  2. jwhex111 May 2, 2012 at 11:20 AM #

    Times are tough indeed. I worked as a corporate telemarketing trainer for 5 years. Opened offices all over the US. I recently interviewed for a position as a teleservices customer service rep. Should’ve been a slam dunk, right? Not even a call back to tell me I didn’t get the job. I called the interviewer to check on the position. She’s been dodging my calls for 2 weeks now. I wish people would pay us to be bitter about this.

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