Monday, October 16, 2006

What's the worst job you didn't get?

I've applied for many jobs that I didn't get but wanted, and I've turned down a few offers of good jobs, too. Rejection has had its kind side, too. Here're the worst (or most ridiculous) jobs I was rejected for:
  • Assistant manager at Arby's. I think the owner's wife liked me a little too much for the owner's taste.
  • Part-time party planner at McDonald's. To think, I could have been hanging out with Ronald McDonald and making $5 an hour, too!
  • Gas station attendant. At a self-serve station, for Christ's sake.
  • Warehouse worker for Schwann's. I guess I didn't look like I could handle frozen fish and ice cream. This was the same place that the manager asked, "Where do you see yourself in five years?" I should have said, "Celebrating the fifth year anniversary of you asking me this question."


Chase said...

That's a good question!

Hmmmm - there have been a few - geez, I will ponder it...but I am really sad to hear that you missed your true calling as an event planner at McD's! The opportunity to plan for little kids to join together in search of hypodermic needles in the big ball hopper thing - to smell like grease and french fries everyday when you came home, to don the lovely polyester Ronald McDonald costume - all that and bringing home a nice $200 a week paycheck...I am so sorry you were denied this chance. :)

Alasdair said...

The worst part is you don't even get to be Ronald. You get to be the person who introduces him/it...

This reminds me of a good joke:

All McDonald's commercials end the same way: "prices and participation may vary." I want to open my own McDonald's and not participate in anything. I want to be a stubborn McDonald's owner. "Cheeseburgers? Nope. We got spaghetti!...And blankets. But we are not affiliated with that clown. He attracts too many children."