Today was eventful. I haven't seen my brother in over a year. And I finally saw him again today. I missed him so much. We spent time together and talked about the good ole days growing up.
I also went to Outback Steakhouse to take a test. I have to call them back next week to find out the results. Anyways, it was like taking the goddang SATs. They had me do word relations ( Ex: Cat::Dog) and a lot of math equations. With no calculator. I was doing great until I had to divide decimals into decimals. Ex: $54.75 divided by $9.23. I felt so dumb, but I never even really learned that in school. Don't ask. I just didn't. I have no problem multiplying , but it's dividing that's a pain in the butt. They even kept the scratch paper.
While I was busy thinking and filling out the Outback SAT application, I heard the servers in the background talking about getting stoned over the weekend, getting wasted at the concert, using the f-word over and over. Why was I even taking that exam ? I can serve, I can smile and bring the food out on time. If I get stuck I always have a calculator. Most importantly, I can be trusted with cash. I did it for 4 years already. But apparently, that's not good enough.
It's a friggin' server job. Outback should get over themselves. They also asked me to rate myself: Am I positive ? How often do I go out of my way to help others ? How often do I make people laugh ? What do they expect me to tell them???? They tell us that there are no right or wrong answers and that we should be truthful. Well, that's a lie. What if I tell them I don't work well in groups all the time ? How about if I say that I sometimes feel like smacking stupid customers upside the head ? I guess that in this job market employers can demand perfect people.
What about the question they ask me:: Why do you want to work at Outback ? How am I supposed to answer that? Tell them that working at Outback has been a dream of mine since I had teeth to eat a juicy steak? Tell them that I always dreamed of being a waitress ?? It's purely for tips and the hours. Any reasonable restaurant manager should understand that. I just told them that I love the food and that the waitstaff seems so positive. Yeah, that's nice and all but I came for tips.
Tommorow I have another interview in the morning so I will write about that later.
Good Night :)