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"Are you willing to buy some?"

by elobe30 on May 21, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

As a fresh college graduate in a failing job market I sought the help of an employment agency. I submitted my resume, filled out the application, and did the testing. At my interview today, I was offered a temporary assembly position, 5 a.m. to 3:30p.m., for six months, steel toed boots are required. I jokingly said, “I don’t own any steel toed boots,” to which the woman replied, “Are you willing to buy some?”


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