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I Got My First Job Interview!  
User currently offlineFrontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

OMg I'm really excited! I just got an interview for a job! YAY! lol. It's to be a busboy at a Thai restaurant. I know, just a busboy, you gotta start somewhere though! I mean, I was kinda hoping to be able to be a waiter, but since I'm underage, I can't deal with liquor, but only three more years until I'm legal. I'm meeting with the manager in a few hours, so I'm really excited! And actually, I submitted two audition applications to two talent agencies here in the area, but I don't think I'll make it, but still! Hehe, I'm really excited about this. I mean, this would be my first job!  bouncy 
Shaun

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User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

Congratulations and good luck with the interview.  Smile

Matt


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

Quoting Frontiercpt (Thread starter):
you gotta start somewhere though! I mean

Don't ever loose that attitude. Especially the part of working your way up.

There are too many kids who think the entry level type work is beneth them.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineFrontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):
There are too many kids who think the entry level type work is beneth them.

I think the only reason that I'm not in that group, is cuz since 15 is an awful hard age to get a job, so I am grateful for anything that would bring in some extra dough! I mean, I am a server at my school's functions, but that is only like, once or twice every other week, and the pay isn't all that great lol. Only two more hours to go! Big grin


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Be very Enthusiastic and bubbly!  Smile

Best of luck  Smile


User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Is this one of your audition tapes?  wink 


http://www.lemonzoo.com/funny_videos..._you_think_you_can_dance.html#mtop



Where did everybody go?
User currently offlineFrontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 5):
Is this one of your audition tapes?

Oh my, me with my long hair....I wonder how that one managed to sneak outta the house? Big grin
Shaun


User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

Don't knock bussing... I did that for my first job every summer for 3 years or so, and I would say that I made close to $10,000... I would always work for well over $10 an hour with the tips, occasionally make more than the waiters, and a few times made over $200 a night.

Of course I don't know how busy your restaurant is, or how expensive it is, but it's a great job to start off with---much better than working a fast food joint


User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):
There are too many kids who think the entry level type work is beneth them.

Agreed!
With that attitude you will very soon be a good employee in the job you want to do!
I wish you good luck on the interview and with you're future career!

I started in my very early days as dishwasher and mise en place cook, today I' am an experienced chef getting an interview on tuesday at Gulf Air as inflight chef!


User currently offlineFrontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Hey everyone! I just got back from the interview. When we walked in, the waitress recognized that I was Thai, and spoke to me in Thai, which totally caught me by surprise, cuz I haven't spoken Thai for about a month, and I didn't think I looked that Thai anymore, cuz of my highlights. But the manager was really sweet and understood about school and homework and stuff. So anyways, she is going to let me work next Friday and just test it out. She needs to figure out how the child labor laws will come into play if she hires me, and how she will pay a minor and stuff. But ya I'm really excited hehe! Big grin
Shaun


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Congratulations!

As was said above, don't ever lose the attitude that you need to work your way up. My first job was sealing envelopes, but that led to other good jobs and some good references for university. Keep working, everyone has to start from somewhere, you can't jump in at the top.

- Neil


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

What is a busboy?

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineFrontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 11):
What is a busboy?

A busboy is the kid that hauls dishes from empty tables to the kitchen, sets the table for new customers, fills up water if needed, you know, that kinda stuff. Big grin


User currently offlineOzGuy From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 392 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Quoting Frontiercpt (Thread starter):
but since I'm underage, I can't deal with liquor, but only three more years until I'm legal

I'm not familiar with your the laws regarding sale of liquor in the US, but there may be a course you can take that'll allow you to serve it. My school runs a bar-tending course that gives you a certifcate for the responsible sale/serving of alcohol (yes, that sounds dodgy but it's actually a pretty exclusive catholic boys school. The school career councellors are really good and they openly tell us that bartending is a fun way to make some money during UNI so they arrange the course for us). This course is open to anyone from year 10 upwards - 16 year olds - so maybe you're a little young for the course if there's one over there but it may be an option later on if you get the job.

Hope friday goes well mate  crossfingers 

~ OzGuy


User currently offlineKennethsk From Thailand, joined Oct 2005, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2037 times:

Hey Shaun,

congretulations for your new JOB and wish you all the BEST!!

I worked in the Thai restaurant before and you could really learn something in your life!!

GOOD LUCK!
Kenneth



Welcome to the REAL world! it SUCKS but you are gonna LOVE it!
User currently offlineAfconcorde1 From France, joined Jan 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2035 times:

Quoting Frontiercpt (Thread starter):
I know, just a busboy, you gotta start somewhere though!

Lemme tell ya somethin'

There are people who were once bus boys and are now owners and chain operators of some of the most well known restaurants in the world, so yes, you are right, you gotta start somewhere.


 old 



Je pense, donc je vole Concorde!
User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2027 times:

Quoting Frontiercpt (Thread starter):
OMg I'm really excited! I just got an interview for a job! YAY! lol. It's to be a busboy at a Thai restaurant. I know, just a busboy, you gotta start somewhere though! I mean, I was kinda hoping to be able to be a waiter, but since I'm underage, I can't deal with liquor, but only three more years until I'm legal. I'm meeting with the manager in a few hours, so I'm really excited! And actually, I submitted two audition applications to two talent agencies here in the area, but I don't think I'll make it, but still! Hehe, I'm really excited about this. I mean, this would be my first job!

Here's a little fact. There is nothing like the feel of money in your pocket that you earned yourself, especially that first time. Money nobody gave you or that you are obligated to anyone else for. Every last penny of that first wage will be special and you will never forget it.

Good luck to you. It's your first step out into the world of work, and there is nothing in the world like being able to spend money you earned yourself. You'll see what I mean hopefully very soon when you get that job and start earning.


User currently offlineTWISTEDWHISPER From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 711 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):
Don't ever loose that attitude. Especially the part of working your way up.

I second that.

Good luck, I'm crossing my fingers for you, let us know how it went?



Read between the lines.
User currently offlineFrontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Man, thanks guys for all that you said! It made me even more excited to read what you all shared! If you could see me right now, well, I have a really huge smile on my face lol. But anyways, thanks a lot guys for all your words of wisdom and encouragement! Big grin

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
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Good luck and enjoy your new job, there is nothing wrong with starting out by bussing tables and moving up from there, do a good job and you could be waiting on the tables in no time. Also check out the laws in your area about waiting tables and serving drinks if under age, I do know my niece who at the time was underage was able to serve drinks in the state of TN, so it is possible. Maybe the owner of the restaurant is unaware of that possibility or changes in the law.


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User currently offlineSAIL52115 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Good luck and have fun in your new gig! And keep up that good attitude! And, right now, don't let it get in the way of your studies. I found that by working a p/t job, I made better grades b/c my life was that much more structured! Of course, whatever works for you...

You may need your parents to sign off an underage permit for you to work: Check in with your school admin office if you need one of these. And there are restrictions as to how many hrs/wk you can work and what hours during the day. Once you turn 16 (are you there yet?) child labor laws no longer apply as you have gained partial emancipation rights (another topic entirely).

In the State of IL, a minor 18 & above can serve alcohol legally in a family run establishment, which this restaurant sounds like it is family run. You can defiinitely bar-back along with being a busboy. You cannot accept shipments of alcohol, though. In my business, I routinely hire high school kids for one-off projects (mailers, filing, in-city document deliveries) and pay cash. And my past employees are all doing well in college and life, I am proud to say!

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 16):
Here's a little fact. There is nothing like the feel of money in your pocket that you earned yourself, especially that first time. Money nobody gave you or that you are obligated to anyone else for. Every last penny of that first wage will be special and you will never forget it.

Damn straight!!!

Keep it up and feel free to keep the dialogue open. A lot of great women/men are regulars on this site and happy to help!

Adam


User currently offlinePilotsmoe From United States of America, joined May 2005, 249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Quoting SAIL52115 (Reply 20):
In the State of IL, a minor 18 & above can serve alcohol legally in a family run establishment, which this restaurant sounds like it is family run.

Little different here in NJ, you can pretty work pretty much where ever you want as soon as you turn 18(chain, casino, ect.)


User currently offlineFrontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Hey guys! I just returned from my first night at the restaurant, it was so much fun! I was there from 5 until 9:30PM, and OMG it was so much fun! It was really busy, but I like having a lot of things on my plate to do (no pun intended). I'm working on Sunday evening for a couple of hours, so I'm really excited about this! Two families that I know from school came in tonight. Actually, one of them was the guy who is doing my photoshoot on Monday lol, so that kind of caught me by surprise when I went up to him with a tray of waters, lol. Anyways, I came home with a box of fried rice, so I'm gunna go chow down.  Big grin
Sean


User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

Hi Shaun,

I'm glad you like what you are doing. A lot of guys I know hate their job but all thy want is the money and benefits. So, you are doing something that you like. I bet that's can be a fun job and to meet a lot of new people. It's always good for someone young enough like you, to start working part time and going to school full-time instead of kids hangin' out on the streets and associating with gangs and doing drugs. But, you are right....everyone starts at the lowest position. When I was 15, I used to sweep hair around at my local barbershop and during the Xmas holidays, I used to stock boxes into UPS and FedEx trucks at my local packaging store for $7/ hr. I got my flying money there, that's all that counts. Good luck, buddy.

Kevin


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