How you talk gets you the job?

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
April 14, 2013 10:09am CST
A girl called work, she had dropped off her resume. She called after we were closed (I answer the phone if I am not walking out the door, I was still counting the money). I was ready to punch her in the face, how stupid an uneducated she sounded. She must either be a high school, or college student but that is no excuse either she really just sounded like a child who's parents hand her everything, and now suddenly she has to find a job. Umm so like I handed in my resume, and umm he told me to call and umm so I was wondering if the guy I was talking to was there. I stopped myself from saying anything to her, and I very nicely said we are closed right now, but he is in the morning. She kept going so umm is he only work in the morning, so I have to call in the morning I don't wake up until the afternoon. I thought one look at the business hours, don't call an hour or less before the business closes. Make yourself sound smart not some brain dead idiot.
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6 responses
• United States
14 Apr 13
Sometimes stores don't even answer the phone knowing they are about to close. that might help you in situations like this one next time.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
14 Apr 13
The boss has said for us to do this, if we are standing beside the phone. Most just want to know if we have something or when we are open.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
14 Apr 13
Even when I was younger if I wasn't quite sure what to say I asked someone who had experience in it before. When handing in an application, even now I ask who the hiring manager is and if they know when the best time to call for a follow up would be. A lot of times the company will tell you "Well don't call because he doesn't like that" or "he'll call you" etc, etc. When I can I ask these questions directly to the hiring manager because they can tell me first hand. Usually if they something like "i'll call you" i know to wait a little longer until I do call. But using "um" in between everything, was she nervous, reading from a script or just not thinking?
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@GardenGerty (100344)
• United States
14 Apr 13
I know you did not mean this to be funny, but the way you quoted her I can just about hear her in the back of my mind. Talking like a whiney teenager. I find that many young people are clueless about what it takes to have and keep a job.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
28 Apr 13
It's true, they think money grows on trees. I look at my younger brother, he hasn't worked a shift since Christmas yet gets everything paid for and uses the most on bills, and then whines that we need to pay more.
@BarBaraPrz (20088)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Apr 13
Yeah, really.
@Frederick42 (2019)
• Canada
28 Apr 13
Yes, talking is important while finding a job. How we talk is very important. A candidate who applies for a job has to talk with majestic dignity. He should not stammer or feel nervous. The way he talks should make the audience feel that he enjoying himself talk. The speech has to come as naturally as possible. The speech has to be courteous and respectful.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
16 Apr 13
I do think that when you are looking for a job, you should think about what time that you are calling and when you are making a professional type of phone call you should act professional with the call that you are making. I do agree with you that there are a lot of people that don't end up getting jobs because of the fact that they don't handle themselves in a professional way. Really though, the thing that drives me the most nuts is those individuals that don't dress professionally when it is time for a job interview.