Saturday, June 12

Will Work For Chicken Wings and Wedges


If you don't know, I've been looking for a job recently. Where as a few months ago I was pretty picky, but now I'm kind of desperate.

I was searching for jobs on-line and saw that my local KFC was hiring. I thought, 'hmmm, besides wearing that dorky orange hat, working there might not be too bad.' So I applied. And this is the letter I received 5 minutes after taking half an hour completing their application.

For KFC Full Time Team Member

Thank you for your application

Evette,

Thanks again for applying for a position with KFC!

Unfortunately your on-line assessments and experience do not match our requirements so we will not be progressing your application. We do however wish you all the best in your continued job search.

Denied! ??
Who can't get at job at KFC?
I have more experience with KFC than the Colonel himself. I was eating KFC's chicken since being in my mother's womb! How can they tell me that I don't have chicken experience?

Do they possible think I'll steal the 'secret recipe' and open up my own chicken shack across the street from theirs? Who can't punch buttons and pick up pieces of chicken? Do they know how long I've been picking up pieces of chicken? Look at my thighs! Does it look like I don't know fried chicken? DOes iT?

What kind of person fails an assessment for boxing up chicken? LOL... Me, that's who.

Uugh, I have now heard it all. I'm not going to give up though, I'll keep searching for work but please pray for me people. This not-good-enough-for-KFC girl has taken a confidence whack! :) thank you.  

37 comments:

~EssenseVibez~ said...

good lawd woman---what next?--
keep yo' head up gurl!!

StephanieDJL said...

This is the reason why at this point in my life I still haven't had a job. My fear of rejection is alarmingly high. Although I'm hoping to bite the bullet before the year is out! I need (and am desperate for) a job but applying is terrifying to me.

Think of it this way though, they're doing you a favour! Having experienced the queues in KFC, I imagine it would be torture to work there. I wish you look on the search :)

Pam said...

Good grief Eve....what are those people thinking? I truly think I may have heard it all now. Will keep you in my prayers for sure.
And by the way, don't forget to check Craigslist for jobs in your area too. I took up housecleaning for probably 3 years because it was quick cash, I was SICK of working in Human Resources and the pay was really good. Plus, I got paid for exercising. Chin up girl! :) Pam

Tinuke said...

lol... Seriously, I want to encourage you with the Word, “ Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
God knows your needs and he will never leave you nor forsake you. I will keep you in prayers.

Tinuke

Dom said...

Their loss, babe.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I'm going to pray for you but I also want to thank you for giving me a good laugh. Maybe you can get a job as a comedy writer or something ;D

Uma Preve said...

Eve, Pls don't give up! I feel so bad for you. I really wish I could help. My prayers are always with you. I know you will be bless beyond your expectations. Just give it time and have faith. Big hugs!

linds said...

praying God shows you the PERFECT job soon! :0)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! OH GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAT right dere is some bull you know what!!! What the???? I have never heard. Everyone body is looking for work. What they are saying is they want some young teenager who they can fire in a few weeks is what they are saying. I don't believe this bull you know what!! Girl we need to get praying that God will give you what you need in the area of employment. I will be doing that for sure. He is able to do it and will if we ask Him too. Hang on help is on the way sugar!!!! Via prayer.
Hugs
V

Kat said...

They're intimidated :)...

Saved Sinnr said...

Oh Eve ... they are out of their ever lovin minds to turn you down! You look like a chicken lover from WAY back in your life! They just ain't got no good sense!

And thanks for the COOL buttons! Love 'em ! Be blessed girl ... God's got something good in mind for you!

waitingarms said...

Take heart and keep your chin up - I know it can be a stressful time looking for a job. And those form rejections? I think I should start a company customizing rejection letters! I once got a rejection letter stating that they hired someone more qualified for a position that had only called for a high school diploma. This after I had just completed graduate school - left me wondering which person with a Ph.D they hired for a position that was paying little more than minimum wage!

LoverofWords said...

It means you tested to high and that means that when something better comes along you are going to leave. I have been going through this for sometime now. I finally got a job at Sears in the mall and I regret it daily but I am thankful to have some employment. Don't take it personally just keep praying and looking. Have something I need to discuss with you so I will send you an email.

Eve said...

Hello EssenseVibez! Indeed I will try to keep my head up, thanks for the encouragement :D
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Hello Stephanie! Plz don't be so afraid, we'll encourage each other. The queues in KFC on a friday night is horrendous, yet they don't need my help :( hahaa

Eve said...

Hello Pam! Thank you for including me in your prayers! I will check Craigslist right now, I never knew they had job listings. THanks for sharing your experience too!
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Hello Tinuke! Wow, thank you so much for the powerful Word! God truly is the lifter of my head, allowing my to make light of it and continue on. I appreciate your encouragement!!

Eve said...

Hello Dom! Thank you for being supportive of the way I've gone about things. (If only I could blog for a living, heheeee).
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Hello KMQ! Thank you so much for your prayers!! I'm glad you got a chuckle, I'm chuckling too, even at the thought of being a comedy writer. Thanks for that one! :D

Eve said...

Hello Uma! Thank you, your prayers are the best help ever! Time and faith are valuable instruments. I feel that you understand my plight. Thank you.
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Hello Linds! That's wonderful, not just a job, but the PERFECT job! Awesome, thank you very much indeed for including me in your prayers!! I'm so appreciative. :D

Eve said...

Hello Vanessa! Thank you for your support! I felt weird about it, sort of angry, then felt well who am I to get upset? You are right, He is able, and including me in a prayer makes me feel so encouraged. Thank you so much V!!
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Hello Kat! :D Yes, could KFC be intimidated by my vast chicken experience? :D Yes! Now you have me laughing. :D

Eve said...

Hello Savedsinnr! Thank you for pointing out that I look like a chicken lover from WAY back. :D hahhaaaaa I do don't I!? :D You are very welcome indeed for the buttons! And thank you for visiting. Thanks!!
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Hello Waitingarms! A company customizing in rejection letters would make the Fortune 500! Unfortunately. So many people are looking for work, that's true. What an experience you've had. Sometimes you can't understand these things. Share in my encouragement! Be blessed!
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Hello Loverofwords! That could be it also, the overqualified thing. But it sure hurts. I'm sorry you aren't enjoying your job at Sears, I hope you have something better in hand first if you leave there. Plz do email me, I have something to tell you too! Thank you!

Makeup by Kim Porter said...

Wow! I wouldn't let this get to me. Take a break from applying, and start up againw hen your confidence is renewed. Something will come. This just wasn't meant for you. There's something better out there.

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Eve said...

Hello Kim! Thank you. This is exactly true, it just wasn't meant for me. I like the way you think :D And welcome to my bloggie!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Did you get a good chuckle today from the good Doc?? I hope so. Now take that laughter and think the happiest thoughts about what you want to do and watch what happens. You are a talented woman there is something out there with your name on it for sure I know it. Laughter maketh like a medicine. I say take the whole darn bottle girly. he he he he! Dr. sends his love and so do I! It's coming trust me!!!!

Eve said...

Hello Vanessa! I certainly did, you know I have a soft spot for Dr. Lipshitz, we go way back :D And thank you so so so much for encouraging me, I'll stay expectant yet humbled at what God can do. Sending my love to you!! :D

Cheryl Lynn said...

Oooooh, Girlie. That's why I'm not looking for any more jobs. Instead, I'm looking for an agent. I know what that's like and believe, THEY are not worthy of you! I took an online assessment once for Mercedes Benz. You know how the auto company's send you emails that they're hiring through job boards like Career Works and the like? Well, I applied and took their assessment test.

The same thing happened to me, they sent me an email that stated my answers on the assessment disqualified me for consideration (for the position of a CAR salesperson)! Albeit, it's Mercedes, but it's still a car salesperson. I cried. I actually saw myself going into the dealership every day, dressed to the nines, selling expensive cars and reaping huge commissions! Did I mention, I cried? Well, I did. Then I got over it and went back to my 9 to 5 dead end the next day.

I will be praying for you because I know what it means to be so desperate for a job that you apply anywhere and to anyone. But God is able and you belong to HIM! He will not leave you undone.

Much love and prayers, my talented friend.

Debbie said...

Eve.....I can't believe it myself.....I did have to chuckle when you said what do they think you are going to steal the secret recipe and open up your own chickem place. Best wishes Eve I will say extra prayers for you....something will come along soon.

Eve said...

Hello Cheryl Lynn! I LOVE THAT! "I'm looking for an agent." I LOVE IT! :D :D Go on Girl!
I'm sorry that happned to you with MBenz, I was a wee bit short of crying myself laughing about KFC! :D I wish you much success on your new adventure!! I'm there! And thank you so very deeply for the prayer in my regard.

Eve said...

Hello Debbie! You get my sense of humor, that's cool! You're a pretty funny gal yourself! That's how I found you, a comment you made on someone elses blog made me laugh like crazy :D Thank you soo soo much for saying a prayer for me. It means a great deal and totally lifts my spirit :D

Christie said...

Eve,

First, praying for the job situation. Continue to rely on Him, as He is our ever present help in time of need.

Second, thank you SO much for your encouragement and prayers in the last week or so. It means so much to know that I have an army behind me!!

And, I look forward to giving you pointers and tips whenever God prompts you to move forward in the adoption process!

Christie

Eve said...

Hello Christie! I thank you very much for praying for me, and you are very welcomed for my prayers regarding your adoption. I look forward to those Mamma tips coming my way (heheee!) Awesome!!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Aww Eve you're too good for KFC! :) Thanks for coming by and commenting on my kitchen! I love freecycle too!

heather

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

God have bigger plans for you. He'll place you where you can bloom. Keep searching.

Love Lisa

Eve said...

Hello 'Ourlife' Heather! Thank you for your comment, maybe it's their lost. :) And yes, Freecycle is awesome!
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Hello Lesapea! Bigger than KFC? Surely you jest! I'm hoping so and very thankful for your encouragement :D

Lola Re said...

I definitely agree that it wasn't meant for you. You have a job that's perfect for you waiting for you and this wasn't it! You will find it, just think of what you would love to do, even if it sound crazy, and go for it. You only need ONE yes! <3 Lola Re

Eve said...

Hello Lola Re! Thanks for your words of support, if I think about what I absolutely love to do it's on the creative side, jewellery making, baking, writing, sewing, etc. I have applied for a seamstress job, lets see what happens. :D Thanks my dear!

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com said...

that's the most absurd thing I've ever heard. SO not fair. Chin up - your talents will eventually shine through.

Faith said...

awww, praying that you get a great job soon!

Eve said...

Thank you Sarah and Faith!
I'm still holding out for what's best for me, and praying for a job that'll make me happy!

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