This post is special for me… being a late arrival to the community of 1000 Awesome Things, this is the first post I ever commented on and sent to all my friends and coworkers. I still crack up every time I read it! So to everyone out there who has ever had a job, you know what your first job was like… and your first job interview. Be honest, how badly did you really do? 😉
Yes, I was a rootin’, tootin’, mayo-squirting king in the dirty mustard-smeared sandwich underbelly. I helped manage about a dozen high school kids and together we fired sandwiches down an assembly line, into paper bags, and right on out the door. I tell you, we served up Deliciousness with a capital D, and I miss those long days full of dirty aprons, melted cheese, and unlimited refills.
Part of my job at the sandwich shop was conducting interviews. I ended up sitting down with a lot of teenagers who were applying for their first ever job. They came in toting dog-eared resumes that looked like the Microsoft Word template complete with skills like “Very punctual” and hobbies like “Insert hobbies here.”
I kept a notepad along the way and here are some actual excerpts from interviews I conducted back then.
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