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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

That's why I don't read the newspaper

So I'm still on the job hunt looking for work. I thought I'd try the classified ads just for kicks. Who know I could see "Japanese tutors wanted" or something. Anyway, I saw 2 ads that interested me. One for the post office and the other for secret shoppers. The first you probably wouldn't doubt, but I assure you the second is a real thing. I worked at Giant when I was a senior in high school and they do tell us that secret shoppers do come in to evaluate us. I actually had two reports returned to me during the 4 months I worked there. The first was a 70%, but the second was a 95% that got me a 5 dollar gift certificate. yay!

But, still when it comes to ads in the paper and not face to face offers (especially ones with tempting hourly wages and such) you need to be extra careful. I called the shoppers place first and gave them my information. They said they'd send me a packet and I could register for training online. Now when they said training, I assumed this meant training for their company that will send me out to shop at businesses. They asked for my credit card number to pay for the shipping of the packet...did you think I was born yesterday? I asked if I could pay in any other way, they said no, so I said I'd think it over and call them back. (aka. see ya!) The dude gave me their website so I could check up on them further. It's not a company that hires, trains you, and gives you work. It's a stupid company that just trains you on how to be a "secret shopper" to "increase your chances of being hired". Increase my chances of being hired? And I would have had to pay you 50 bucks if I hadn't been a first time caller? Screw you!

Needless to say the ad for the postal services job went the same way. It wasn't the postal services you were contacting. It was a stupid company that helps you prepare for the exam you have to take and pass to work for the post office. Which by the way, you can find books at your local public library that help you prepare for the exam...for free! The annoying thing is that both of the ads are written in a way that makes you think you are calling the actually company itself.


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