Saturday, 25 June 2011

How laid back can an Australian get?

Well the answer is very.

I went for a job interview yesterday. Nothing major or that exciting, just casual work in a small supermarket.

Anyways, when you think interview you automatically think professionalism and formality. So even in this 30c weather, I put on a pair of dressy jeans and a shirt and caught the bus down to the place. The manager, Michael greeted us both and escorted us to his office.

A typical office would have a big mahogany desk with one chair one side and 2 chairs on the other, some certificates hanging on the wall and perhaps a water cooler. Not this guys office, after all he an Australian remember. It consisted of 2 soft chairs shaped like upturned giant hands and a few little leatheresque stool thingys and a coffee table.

It wasn't so much an interview more like a getting to know the nieghbour chat. He did most of the talking, mostly about his big move from his hometown and his childrens school and I was okay with that because thats the kind of person I wanna work for. Another thing about him is that he was totally honest, he said that there may not be as many hours for me as I'd mabye had hoped for but he would try his best to work something out.

A handshake and a cheerio 15 minutes later and we where done. So I'll know by tuesday if theres and work for me. I'll cross my fingers. 10-20 hours isn't much but its a start.


Mynx said...

fingers crossed you get the job

lyndylou said...

I second that :)

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Hope you get some work how laid back we are depends on what part of the country you are in some parts are more laid back then