Day by day my soul strips away.

Okay, that’s a little dramatic, I’ll admit. But when I get upset, that seems to be how I feel.

I went to a job interview today for an office assistant position. The position title was “Office Assistant”, I did not misread it. Thinking I’m more than capable of doing that, I applied.

Upon getting to the interview today, I learned that they weren’t wanting an office assistant, they already had one. They were wanting a collections agent.

The company is 1.6 million dollars in debt, due to the lack of collecting payment for services rendered over the past several years. As they sat there explaining to me the position requirements that were, and I quote: “making calls all day every day to collect payment”, I couldn’t help but think I was wasting my time.

When I was asked if I had any questions for him, I only asked one question. I said: “Why did you advertise for an office assistant if you’re looking for a collections agent?”

The boss was dumbfounded that I would ask such a blunt question in an interview.

His response? “I’ll be straight with you, doll. I really didn’t think that I would attract the right type of candidates if I posted the job was for collections.”

I can’t even begin to explain how much it made my skin crawl to hear a 65 year old lying creep refer to me as ‘Doll’ in a job interview. But hey, at least he was straight up willing to admit he lied through his teeth because he knows the job he’s offering is shit. A LOT of employers won’t do that.

When he asked if it was a job I was interested in I told him that I’d need to think about because I have no experience with collections and that’s a definite worry of mine.

His response? “Don’t worry doll. With that sweet and sultry voice of yours I’m sure you can convince anyone you talk to of anything. Getting money from them will be a piece of cake.”

Excuse me while I hold back my vomit.

I said ‘thanks for your time’ and then went on my way.

I’m really not sure what to do. On the one hand, I need a job. On the other, if he’s talking to me like that in an interview, I can’t imagine what he’d talk like if I was actually his employee. Also, if he can flat-out lie on the job posting, how do I know what he says is truth or not?

Ugh.

Unemployment.

Can Wal-Mart just hire me already? It seems like it’d be nice to just stand at the cash register and scan items through for eight hours. It’s mindless. I could do that. I could do that well. Seems like a much better way to make minimum wage than working for a creepy boss trying to collect more than 1.6 million dollars in unpaid funds.

63 thoughts on “Day by day my soul strips away.

  1. I’ll be the first to say it: Do not subject yourself to that shit. I promise you’ll find something, you may need to be less selective about the job – i.e. retail, fast food, etc. – until the right one comes along, but don’t knowingly accept something where you could very well have your safety in jeopardy.

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    1. The problem that I am having is that retail and fast food places are ignoring my resume because they think I’m the type of candidate that’s just going to leave right away. Wal Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, KFC and McDonalds have all said ‘Thanks but no thanks!” It’s a pain in the ass.

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      1. lol. Maybe I should make some retail stuff up then. Because the last time I worked a non-career related position I was 18-19 years old. Thanks for the idea, I might need to try that.

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    1. #Canada

      Also I’m in a small town so there’s only two grocery stores here – ones a Walmart and ones a local chain. Sadly I’ve been denied by both.

      Thanks for your suggestion though. If I lived elsewhere I bet I’d try there!

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      1. Have you ever considered teaching English online. There are many companies (mostly Chinese but others too) are eagerly hiring Native English speakers to teach kids English. The hours are flexible and you can teach from the comfort of your own home.

        Some companies require a Bachelor’s degree while some do not. You will probably need a TEFL certificate (but those are not too difficult to obtain and fairly quick to get).

        With your educational background this could be a chance to earn some money and help get out of depression.

        Something to consider. Good luck out there.

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  2. Ugh, stay away. I know you might feel like you should take any job that comes at you right now, but you’re better off. And seriously? Doll? Sweet, sultry voice? Can you make a sexual harassment complaint to a company you don’t work for? Jesus.

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  3. Oh wow that’s just creepy. Walk away from that place for sure. Don’t subject yourself to that, life’s too short. I hope something better comes along soon for you.

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  4. I’d suggest don’t even consider doing this creepy one. Keep searching and stay positive, you will find something of your choice and caliber. I think, I read in one of your posts that you’ve already found a job and have started doing it. This is new development. Probably, I’ve missed a few posts of yours, or may be I misunderstood. I need to catch up! My best wishes to you 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your note and for your well wishes!

      I was got a job offer in late June, my official start date was supposed to be July 15th. On July 12th they called me and said “Corporate restructuring, your job no longer exists, good luck kid”. So… still searching, sadly.

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      1. Oh! Sorry to hear about that June offer. I can imagine how frustrating it must have been. All I can say is, it’s their loss. You are so smart and talented. I really hope you find a good job soon. Cheers!!

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  5. How can someone talk like this in an interview.. This is real shit.. You just don’t have to work for a boss like him.. He doesn’t even deserve you.. Damn sure you’ll get something best soon.. Keep us updated 😊

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    1. Thank you for your well wishes<3

      My parents and family members also said "Don't work for him!" So they definitely agree with you. I think the red flags are staring me right in the face.

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  6. Yeah, the draw of needing a paycheck… it’s rough. Particularly when the scum of the Earth are the only people hiring.
    But you should trust your instincts there. a) he’s scummy. b) they lied outright – good excuse or not.
    If you got those vibes in the interview (not to mention the general poor way he spoke to you) then it is a very good sign that the job will be terrible. Paycheck or not, keeping your integrity should be what you aim for.

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    1. Thank you ❤ My mom's trying to tell me to ignore them if they call me back. She said 'it's not worth your character to put up with that'. I think you're right and think she's right. It's just a sucky situation all around.

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      1. Haha 😉

        Yeah it is actually. Supposed to be a life-saver but requires the same amount of effort to break in.

        Well, hope you find what you want real soon! Stay positive 😊✌🏼

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    1. Oh, I wholeheartedly agree with you there. There’s a way to speak to people and there’s a way to creep people. He’s really summed up how to creep people out. At least me anyway…

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      1. I can’t either. It’s why I haven’t followed you yet. I thought I was having a blonde moment so I was afraid to ask… but I really don’t think it exists?

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      2. Ok so I found it! When you leave a reply on a post, you can check a box that says “Notify me if New posts via email”.

        Obviously this is a very stupid way to do it, so I’m going to add a dedicated follow widget! Thanks!

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      3. Okay, but I don’t have an ability to leave comments on your blog. The only thing I can do is like or share.

        Is your comments section even open? Do you have to be approved to leave comments?

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      4. Ok, I think I figured it out. So there is a comment section just below the “Related Articles” section that says “Leave a Reply”. That’s where the checkbox to notify you of new posts are.

        Again, it’s a kind of silly design, and I think it’s a sort of weakness of the theme I used. I might have to add a plugin to have a dedicated follow button or at least an additional menu item widget.

        Thanks again!

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  7. He’s a sexual assault waiting to happen, V. Sorry if that sounds really blunt but don’t let his dumbassery let parts of you be stripped away. The world’s a rotten place sometimes but there is plenty of good in it and plenty of good people. Don’t let foolish old men like him even slightly impact your life. I know it’s horrific in amongst all the other interview issues you’ve had but that’s not reflective of anything you’ve done or your talents/skills. You’re one of the finest people I know and I don’t know anything about a “sweet and sultry voice” or anything else like that. All I know is that you’re smart and talented and would be a model employee in any business.

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  8. Oh my gosh, what a creep!!! Not worth it to work for someone like that. On one hand, if he ever tried anything, you could sue his butt. BUT, that’s not worth it. You deserve way better, V! You’ll get that job soon 🙂 Keep standing your ground and don’t settle for less. ❤

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    1. Thanks for being a cheerleader in my corner on a day when I really needed some motivation. Your comment is very much appreciated ❤ I don't know how I deserve it, but I'm so thankful.

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      1. Of course! I’m happy to encourage someone, because we all have our dark days where a kind word can make all the difference 🙂 Everyone deserves to be valued and treated as such. ❤

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  9. This is very relatable. Lol. I work as a sales boy for a job with a secretary’s job description but the only thing I write is a receipt which I no longer write because they have a replacement for me but can’t chase me away till I return to uni in a few weeks

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