Not so long ago, in a nearby Sams Club…On Alton Gloor Boulevard. I was heading to my promotions job. By the way, I was only around 16 years old and I had three jobs that where teaching me hard lessons.
On my lunch break, I decided to buy a pretzel and fill an application at Sam Club.
I was not interested in winning the money they offered per hour at Sams Club but instead, I was interested in aquiring new skills for my future. I remember that I often frequented Sams for Promotions. The promotions that I worked for was a nice company that paid $15-25/Hr at a time of $5/hr. I did what I loved & they simply loved sending me to Sams where my job simply educate the customer on buying Serta mattresses. And I loved it too!
I then proceeded to Apply and wait…
To my surprise, they called that same day.
They asked me to go for and interview.
Actually, the guy was very surprised at how fast I had arrived to my interview. I said nothing because if he found out that I worked inside his store, he would think that I was not on my five senses.
To be honest , All I wanted was to get a nearby job, work, and have a normal life.
Unfortunately, that “manager” guy who I sold matresses for at the speed of lightning did not hire me. Why? Well, simply because I could not sell him a Highlighter from his desk.
Yup, he was very funny. He actually wanted me to sell him a highlighter that was already in his drawer. This guy was nuts!
Instead, this guy thought that I was the nutty one! Oh no!
I have to say that I love Sams Club and all their items, I even loved my promotions job at such a young age. I was seeking self-taught experience but they could not understand why. Anyways, this one “manager” guy made my interview so impossible to get.
He said that If I could not sell him a highlighter from his drawer how could I ever sell any product in his store.
I smilingly told him: “Sir, that is why they send us from the corporations to do that job in selling YOUR products. All I wanted was a job in my hometown and I guess I failed because you said I did. I will keep looking, maybe this was not the job that I was looking for.”
Then I put my promotions badge back on and headed back to doing promotions. I was not any poorer or richer. Simply hopeless at my surroundings. The End