I feel like they could have been a little more transparent in the interview!
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I Hope She Ran Out Of There
“I applied to work the front desk at a Kennel (boarding, grooming, doggy daycare, etc.) The interview went well and I got a tour of the place. Well while on the tour, I saw other employees and they looked miserable. Not to mention the dogs looked miserable too. But the woman who interviewed me offered me to come back for a trial run so I figured okay, I’ll be working out front anyway. Well, two days later I show up dressed in nice black pants, a flowy shirt, and strappy sandals. I walked in and the girl at the front desk just kind of stared at me. So I was like hey, I’m here for front desk training. And she looks at me like, ‘Huh?’
So she called the woman who interviewed me, and she came out from the back and looks at me and said, ‘Uh oh.’
I responded, ‘What do you mean uh oh?’
She said, ‘We were going to have you train for a pet care technician, but I guess you’re a little overdressed to be doing that today.’
I responded, ‘Excuse me? I applied for the front desk. No one ever mentioned pet care.’
She said, ‘Well, we actually don’t really have any front desk openings, but we like you and think you would be good as a tech. You can come back tomorrow if you’re able to in some old clothes and we can train you for that position.’
I was so baffled that I kind of just said okay and left. Literally from my car in the parking lot, I emailed the interview lady saying I would not be returning because I applied and interviewed for a front desk job and that it was extremely unprofessional for her to waste my time, and her own. I zoomed out of the parking lot and got myself an iced coffee to boost my mood.”