5.24.2007

When Borders meets bad Tori Spelling movies...

I am going to be home in early July (if I can get a plane ticket that costs less than my college loans) and have entered the amazingness that is a job search. In Westchester, NY. In Yorktown Heights, more specifically.

At first I decided to apply to places that are within walking distance of my parents' house. But that only left me Friendly's and Kmart. So then I found out that there's a bus. Who knew!? Public transportation in Westchester; you gotta think that only maids and minions ride that bus.

Anywho. So I'm filling out an application for Borders and I get to the fourteenth page out of THIRTY SEVEN of questions about my personality. Most are asking about how much I like to speak with new people, how convincing I am, how shy am I, etc. But then out of nowhere, a whole line of questioning comes up about how well I hide my feelings, do I like to be alone, do my moods change quickly, do I hide secrets from people... and suddenly I get the feeling that working at Borders must be like living in an after-school special, when girls learn about PMS and shy neighbors turn into baby killers. Who the hell is working at Borders anyway? Or who's worked there in the past that they're now trying to weed out??

Anyway, let me know if you have any brilliant ideas for a nice $ummer in Y-town. Or if anyone needs French translations. I suppose I'll soon be qualified, what with the MA and all, and at the very least you know that I can keep my moods and violent tendencies in check.

3 comments:

pueblo said...

I heard that Steve Epting is looking for someone to help him find plants and insects in the woods...job pays $2.00 an hour plus a bonus if the research gets published ;-)

call me this weekend, I've got to catch you up on stuff.

Matt said...

Obviously there is a bus, how do you think the house cleaning staff gets to work every day? Riding a magic mop?

Kate said...

oh, i know those buses well, ma soeur. the bus also goes to SUNY Purchase, a fine educational establishment should you be looking to take a calculus class to round out your business degree......