Its not up to others to find you a job!

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
June 9, 2012 6:36am CST
This girls father shows up to pick up her paycheque. He kept asking me what places are horing. I told him I'm not sure, look on job searching sites such as Indeed. He goes well we don't have internet, and she needs a job. Good for her, not my problem is it. He goes I dropped her resume off at this place and this place. I was laughing in my head, number 1 mistake you should drop the resume off not her Dad. My boss hasn't been giving her any hours, so my boss just showed up (thank god) and he want on to him how his daughter needs hours and work. He's trying to get jobs out of my boss as well it was pretty funny.
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12 responses
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
9 Jun 12
The fact that he's talking to you again is a little creepy. It's funny though that he's asking you, he's a grown man he should know what to do to look for a job. He should know that if he doesn't have a computer he needs to find somewhere that does and get his daughter to apply to places. Also, HIM dropping off the resume's? A BIG NO NO.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
9 Jun 12
I told my boss about her Dad just make me feel uncomfortable. So my boos schedule the guy who works there with me today. But I agree I use to work at Tim Hortons (coffee shop here in Canada) and its very similar McDonals and such. We use to look at that as well ripping it up if we say that or even how they are dressed. I would never ask or would my parents do my dirty work of handing out resumes out. My parents say do it yourself if you want the job. He had the nerve after this to say send him or print off the job postings and give it to him. Excuse me? Not my job to find him nor hus daughter a job whether they have internet or not. I just couldn't believe this and he stood there and basically hinted that I should give up my job and hours there because I work 2 other jobs ontop of that one.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
9 Jun 12
he he some parents are just like this, they seem to always want to be the ones to do things for their children. some parents are just like that.. my mom used to be like that, and she would be the one to call my brother's work to ask for schedule while he sleeps... i had just told her to give my brother the space he needs so he would not feel as though he is not responsible enough to call and get himself the schedule.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
9 Jun 12
When parents go overboard in doing these kinds of things for their kids, they are trying to make them appear responsible when the only way their kids are ever going to be responsible and self-reliant and independent is when they learn to do these things for themselves.
@andy77e (5170)
• United States
10 Jun 12
It's very sad that in today's world, parents do not teach children how to grow up and be adults. That's the whole point of parenthood.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
10 Jun 12
Unless she is crippled, and in which case, she can work in home, she should be out looking for a job. It is not up to you or her father to look for a job for her. And she does not need to look like a fashion plate to get one, just be neat and tidy.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
10 Jun 12
hi Ricki, I can't see anyone calling her back, since she dosen't have incentives enoigh to bring her own resumes to a place of employment.. By the way is this the same girl who everyone wanted you to give a ride to and from work??
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
9 Jun 12
At the places where I have worked a person wouldn't get a job if their parents drop off their resume. My employers were looking for people who were independent and when you let your parents drop off your resume you don't seem like an independent person or person who is able to solve problems on your own. If her father wants to help her and he could drive her around from place to place, but he should wait in the car while his daughter drops off her resume, after all the she is one who is who is looking for job. I don't think that it would neccesary to drive her around, if she is an adult she should be able to arrange her own transportation, but if he really want to do something to help her and I think that it would better to drive her around and wait in the car.
@ARIES1973 (9441)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Jun 12
I always have this situation in our office. I am assigned on the front desk on Wednesday so I am the one receiving all forms of communication for the office on that day. The father would be the one to give me the resume then I would ask him where is his daughter. I would tell the father, on situation like this your daughter should be the one to submit the application. What if our boss wants to talk to her right away? Well, anyway on my part, it is only my job to receive those communications.
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
9 Jun 12
That would be pretty funny to me, too. I did help my younger sister with her job hunt, but because I'm not much older than her, I applied at a few places that she was interested in so that she could see what kind of questions they would ask. (These were big chains that hire lots of people at a time). Because she had better availability than I did, she got the job and I didn't. But it was a way to help her when she was first starting out and had never had a job.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
9 Jun 12
she could go to the library and go on their internet to job hunt but you are right, he shouldnt be doing her leg work. sounds like she is lazy.
@AJsMom (157)
• Philippines
9 Jun 12
I guess if and whenever the girl gets hired, the father himself is going to do the job. That is really funny but at the same time really annoying. The father should let the daughter to stand on her own. For all we know, the girl could have been so embarrassed by her dad's action but couldn't do anything. Or it could be her dad is just forcing her to work, otherwise, she should do the job hunting herself.
• Philippines
9 Jun 12
Sad to say if that girl would continue letting her father drop off her resume in order for her to get a job, she wouldn't learn. And it is a given fact that our parents cannot be with us all the time, so that girl should learn how to do it on her own. And the father should stop meddling, she is not doing her daughter a favor, seriously.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
9 Jun 12
This girl sounds really immature. Her father is not doing her any favors at all. She should be picking up and bringing back her own resumes. When we are hiring, we are to write the date and time that a person comes in and drops a resume off. My boss rolls back the cameras to see who the person is and put a face to the name. This helps him to narrow down who and who not to take time to call in for an interview. Someone else bringing in your resume just looks childish. And you have to wonder did he do up the resume or did she?