We all need Money

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

With my recent return to school I have had to do something that no one really wants to do. I had to get a job. I have looked for a job in this fine town of Lincoln and so far have come up unsuccessful. I have applied at Wal-Mart, I really wanted to be a cashier, mainly because I could see the old ladies that come in everyday and we could talk. I have also applied at the local gas station “Thornton’s.” This place has provided me with sunflower seeds and gas for a year now and I figured this would be a good place to work. The only problem is, I think they took my application and just threw it away. Then I saw a flyer on the bulletin board saying “part-time work, will pay cash, office work.” So I figured I would call the number. I called and left a message and very quickly received a call back. The caller on the other end asked for Tyler. I soon figured out that the guy thought that my name was Tyler, so I let him go on and call me Tyler because I did not want to make him feel bad and I did not want to correct my future boss. So we decide to meet and talk about the job. I go to the meeting, and see a guy who is in his mid twenties sitting at the table with a pad of paper that said “Tyler” on it. I introduced myself still under the false impression that I was Tyler and we started to talk about the job duties. Right away a red flag was thrown up when I heard the guy said that the job would involve a lot of personal assistance type work. He handed me a piece of paper that had everything that he expected for me to do. Things that were written on the list included: walking his dog, downloading music for him, setting out his clothes and ironing them, setting out all of his food, setting out the tv schedule for every night. These were just a couple of things that I was required to do. So after seeing this I immediately started to try and figure out how I would get out of this. The first thought that popped into my head was just to tell him the truth and say that I do not want to be a personal assistance or butler to anyone. But, then I decided to be a little nicer and said that I did not have enough time to do what he required and that I wanted to focus on school. The only problem with this response was that this just made him start talking more.
He started to talk about how it would only be a little a day and that I could choose my own schedule. When he started to say this, I just got up and started to walk out the door. After this experience I don’t know what I am going to do. The thing is, I need money. I have to pay my insurance, my credit card and I want to buy a Mac and some new golf clubs. I am dead broke and do not know where I am going to get any money. Wish me luck in my search for a job. And let me know if you know anywhere I can get one.

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
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  • Andrew Stout

    Nice job Tyler, that “I’m so busy with school, my grades are very important” excuse works for everything. My boss wants me to work more hours so I’m gonna have to use that one pretty soon too. By way of a suggestion, have you checked with any local strip clubs to see if they might need an extra dancer? Just a thought.

  • the superstar

    Kyle, how much was he gonna pay you anyway? (Julie)

  • Nish

    Tyler, that is seriously funny. Really, is it ok if I start calling you Tyler?

  • kirk

    try the Resteraunt at the Depot, Amanda worked there in school and they were always needing more help.

  • Kyle

    The job only paid 6.50 an hour

  • Adam

    I have been to many interviews nothing like that. That is halarious!!!

    You can buy indoor soccer shoes brand new off soccer.com for super cheap as cheap as you buying off ebay. I am getting 60.00 shoes for 30.00

  • Mandy

    Tyler, I’m so sorry I was entertained by your awful experience. That sucks though. if i can think of somewhere for you i’ll let you know.