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'Cuz I was cold called telemarketed in a motel room (was spending that one night in the closest small city at a p/t job) and i actually showed up back in town the next day in the cafe AT THE TIME I DIDN'T SET. If you are going to be late for a job interview you recruit, you hunt down and supposedly want to impress at, at least send a "running late" text. Most people would be a few minutes early.

After showing up early, waiting around, i later (having bailed when whomever from where ever didn't bother to show up on time) was chased down in a nearby supermarket getting my greens (scallions, green peppers, swiss chard). GTFOOH.

I mean, wtf?...

EDIT: Whew, nice to get it off my chest.
This IS CERTAINLY  "work-related" post.

The next teacher who is recruited for that hagwon will certainly not have to wait around for late interviewers, at least without a heads up.

Don't put up with ****.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2023, 09:26:43 pm by VanIslander »
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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 10:22:27 am »
You're in a motel room? What do you do with the greens?
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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 10:28:33 am »
wtf? indeed.

And why is this work related?
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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2023, 10:34:31 am »
I was cold called telemarketed in a motel room and i actually showed up the next day in the cafe AT THE TIME I DIDN'T SET!

Nine minutes later (i stupidly having shown up early - so bailed when whomever from where ever didn't bother to show up on time) i was chased down in a nearby supermarket getting my greens (scallions, green peppers, swiss chard). GTFOOH.

I mean, wtf?...

Are you on any type of medication? If so, hook a brotha up. If not, get some asap.


Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2023, 10:35:49 am »
Cheers Lazio, and I thought it was just me.


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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2023, 12:23:15 pm »
Cheers Lazio, and I thought it was just me.

Makes your head spin for sure. Including the thread's title, which has nothing to do with what followed it.
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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2023, 12:26:15 pm »
What in the actual fook?????
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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2023, 12:39:05 pm »
I like it. It implores the reader to look between the lines. What is left unsaid is just as important as what can be seen. Major Hollywood studios are already lining up to buy the rest of the script. M. Night Shyamalan has already expressed an interest and is willing to help with the ending. What will happen to our intrepid hero? Will the greens make it back home? I'm already looking forward to the next installment, Van!


Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2023, 01:14:41 pm »
Makes your head spin for sure. Including the thread's title, which has nothing to do with what followed it.

Click bait! He needs a method to entice people to read his posts. A new low!  :rolleyes:

I'm already looking forward to the next installment, Van!

Don't encourage him Emmett!  :cry:  ;D
« Last Edit: January 19, 2023, 01:17:07 pm by Jethro Bodine »


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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2023, 02:19:01 pm »
My interpretation of events:

Van, after a solid night and morning of hitting the soju and watching youtube videos, hears his phone ringing. An unknown 070 number is calling. Van answers and its an internet subscription telemarketer. Van gets exasperated when the guy begins his spiel in Korean and yells 'NO NO NO I SPEAK ENGLISH I HAVE ALREADY TOLD SKT THAT THIS IS AN ENGLISH ONLY PHONE NUMBER'.

To his surprise, the telemarketer (TM) switches to passable English and begins his pitch. Van cut's him off and tells the guy he won't discuss anything on the phone, and the guy will have to come meet him in the cafe below his hagwon, where they can get to know one another and perhaps be friends and discuss Van's several years as a newspaper reporter.

TM is a bit confused by and wary of this turn of events, and tries to explain (seven times) that his boss won't let him leave the premises early.
Van is annoyed at his new friend's reticence to commit, and yells down the phone 'BE THERE OR BE SQUARE'.
TM's manager asks how the call went, and then orders TM to go meet this guy as they haven't had a sucker bite in 4 months. TM checks his watch and hurries out the door, promising himself that he will start looking for a new job asap.

Van has arrived at the cafe early, and staggers over to a corner table, shielding his eyes from the bright sunlight coming in through the windows. He is still in yesterday's clothes but TM won't mind, they've become solid friends now. Maybe he can watch movies on Fridays with TM instead of his hagwon boss from now on.
Eventually Van begins to get irritated. How long is TM going to take? The call ended 15 minutes ago. It only took Van a short time to fall down 7 flights of stairs and walk into the cafe. Why is he taking so long?

TM's taxi arrives and he hurries towards the cafe. He see's a pale man stumbling out with erect white sideburns and a furious expression. It must be him.
The man in a heavily worn Canadian tuxedo and yellow cap ducks into a local mom and pop store, and TM follows.
'Hello Cuthbert, is that you?'
Van whirls (and nearly falls over) and stares at the interloper. Van is offended and shocked, with his jaw hanging agape. Once he processes who the man calling to him is, he begins a series of extremely loud and rabid barks. TM flees.

Van, still drunk at 10am, stumbles home with his roadside greens (hissing at one unfortunate man who tried to get on his elevator during a pandemic) and shares his experience with waygook.

i mean, wtf?...


Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2023, 02:35:07 pm »
Hahaha...In live time...my last class is looking at me sideways, wondering why I am grinning at the screen and giggling to myself. Nice one Renma!

« Last Edit: January 19, 2023, 02:46:37 pm by Jethro Bodine »


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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2023, 03:36:06 pm »
Simply stunning
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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2023, 05:12:03 pm »
Modding like it was the olí days


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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2023, 05:36:43 pm »
I prefer the civilian version of VanIslander. Now he can't delete his posts. I thought he might be a little more cautious but apparently not.
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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2023, 06:30:23 pm »
My interpretation of events:

Jesus, this is gold. Post more of these, Renma.

Does anyone here actually believe that Van got paid to write for a newspaper? Was he a Professional journo the way I'm a professional drummer (gets paid in cheep beer to make a fool of himself in public)?
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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2023, 07:56:52 am »
Thanks Renma.  Now I understand what happened. 


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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2023, 08:25:18 am »
My interpretation of events:

Van, after a solid night and morning of hitting the soju and watching youtube videos, hears his phone ringing. An unknown 070 number is calling. Van answers and its an internet subscription telemarketer. Van gets exasperated when the guy begins his spiel in Korean and yells 'NO NO NO I SPEAK ENGLISH I HAVE ALREADY TOLD SKT THAT THIS IS AN ENGLISH ONLY PHONE NUMBER'.

To his surprise, the telemarketer (TM) switches to passable English and begins his pitch. Van cut's him off and tells the guy he won't discuss anything on the phone, and the guy will have to come meet him in the cafe below his hagwon, where they can get to know one another and perhaps be friends and discuss Van's several years as a newspaper reporter.

TM is a bit confused by and wary of this turn of events, and tries to explain (seven times) that his boss won't let him leave the premises early.
Van is annoyed at his new friend's reticence to commit, and yells down the phone 'BE THERE OR BE SQUARE'.
TM's manager asks how the call went, and then orders TM to go meet this guy as they haven't had a sucker bite in 4 months. TM checks his watch and hurries out the door, promising himself that he will start looking for a new job asap.

Van has arrived at the cafe early, and staggers over to a corner table, shielding his eyes from the bright sunlight coming in through the windows. He is still in yesterday's clothes but TM won't mind, they've become solid friends now. Maybe he can watch movies on Fridays with TM instead of his hagwon boss from now on.
Eventually Van begins to get irritated. How long is TM going to take? The call ended 15 minutes ago. It only took Van a short time to fall down 7 flights of stairs and walk into the cafe. Why is he taking so long?

TM's taxi arrives and he hurries towards the cafe. He see's a pale man stumbling out with erect white sideburns and a furious expression. It must be him.
The man in a heavily worn Canadian tuxedo and yellow cap ducks into a local mom and pop store, and TM follows.
'Hello Cuthbert, is that you?'
Van whirls (and nearly falls over) and stares at the interloper. Van is offended and shocked, with his jaw hanging agape. Once he processes who the man calling to him is, he begins a series of extremely loud and rabid barks. TM flees.

Van, still drunk at 10am, stumbles home with his roadside greens (hissing at one unfortunate man who tried to get on his elevator during a pandemic) and shares his experience with waygook.

i mean, wtf?...
I enjoyed that! Well done.
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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2023, 11:46:15 am »
Van, now you're not a mod, you are allowed to explain why you did something. How about start with this post. I'm sure we'd all love to know what it's about, why it is posted here, and what your thought patterns were, at the time of writing.
Please tell!


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Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2023, 11:54:24 am »
Van, now you're not a mod, you are allowed to explain why you did something. How about start with this post. I'm sure we'd all love to know what it's about, why it is posted here, and what your thought patterns were, at the time of writing.
Please tell!

I think this one falls under The Chinguetti Principle of just writing something for the sake of attention. 


Re: Do not mention "my boss" seven times in a job interview
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2023, 12:20:35 pm »
With you! Thinking the same, it was just an attention grabber. Clickbait headline...'now look at me'. Have to stop looking for answers and keep thinking what we discussed before, what Chinguetti proposed and seems most likely, being...a word related to a certain flower. The smell keeps getting stronger every week.