I have a job for the holidays!

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  1. Primevil

    Primevil *Insert Witty Title Here*

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    I'm doing overnight stocking at Toys R Us. I went for the "interview" today, which consisted of a basic summary of the job, asking if I was willing to do certain things (use a knife to open the boxes, work quickly, get dirty), and why I was interested in the job. I made it a point to leave out the fact that I wanted the job because I didn't want to deal with customers. :D 

    I get to work 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM for better-than-I-expected pay. Orientation is tomorrow afternoon and I get to start on Friday. If things go well, I could have money for Botcon 2008.
     
  2. Hotspot17

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    I applied to TRU once for a xmas holiday worker. Never heard back. :( 
    I think I was just over qualified.
     
  3. Gears

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    I'd like to work at TRU. I'm friends with the district manager for them over here.
     
  4. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    Man thats great. Good luck.
     
  5. cannabisprime

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    Congrats!!! :rock 

    I'm debating to do the same as well (for extra Xmas cash); I'm just scared that most of the money that I make there will end up staying there with all the toys I might purchase.
     
  6. BigPrime3000

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    When I read the thread title I was hoping you wouldn't say TRU but you got a job as a stocker so that's not too bad. Best times I ever had working for TRU was when I worked the backend, getting all the ticket items and never having to deal with customers except when you need to get their stuff. Stocking is even better, but I only got a few opportunities to do that while I worked for TRU.

    Just realize that when you work in the back of a retail store you really lose what people skills you had, sometimes for the better though. Once I got swamped with about 8 items at once. It took me ten minutes to get all the stuff onto a dock cart and take it to the front of the store. The first guy that had bought one of the items I had to get comes up to me and gives me some smart ass comment while I'm trying to unload stuff off of my cart for the customers to get. I stopped what I was doing, stood up, looked at him then back at my cart full of items and gave him a real dirty look. He got the message, grabbed his car seat and walked away as quickly and quietly as he could.

    Trust me, you're never over qualified to work at TRU during christmas. Thing is they get sooo many apps in for xmas work that you basically have to get on their asses for them to notice you.
     
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    I'd like to work for TRU during the Holidays... just to get my hands on the Hot Wheels SUPER Treasure Hunts, Treasure Hunts and Transformer items.

    Yeah, I know, they don't let seasonal work hold back or put aside items for personal reasons, officially.
     
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  8. Primevil

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    Yeah, I'm worried about wanting to spend all the money they pay me on Transformers, video games, etc., but I'm doing this mostly so I can have money when I go back to school. And I started this thread before I saw the news of Botcon in Cincinnati, so I'm not sure if I'll need to save up for it.
     
  9. Talathia

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    e.e did that at Home Depot when they asked me why I wanted to work third shift. Ahhh yes, third shift. Welcome to the dark side, my friend. Prepare to say good bye to your sanity (or what ever's left of it).
     
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    That's cool. Do you get an employee discount? The night shift must be pretty cool, the store to yourselves, no customers, and you get to see all the new stock before anyone else.
     
  11. Lord Megatron

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    I work at Wal-Mart in the Electronics department. Better pay than I expected.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    I thought this was going to be about mall santas! :D 
     
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    I worked several years back when I was getting my bachelors in college, during the pokemon craze. I saw two grandmothers going at it over a pokedex. I saw a guy club another guy over a toy with a bigger toy. I got sick of the crappy in store kiddy music. We had Klingons in the parking lot collecting for charity. They got robbed. They didn't have overnight employees at the store, they had the stay until the manager decided you were to go home employees even if it was Wayyyyyyy after you were scheduled. That's the least of the crazy crap that went on there. Went back to college after Christmas and never re applied.
     

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