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Shelby Winslow
about 2 months ago
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I was so pissed I walked out in the middle of the interview...

I wanted to slap the interviewer, but instead I just politely said "sorry, this isn't the place for me" and walked out.

I interviewed for a retail management position (AT A SPORTS STORE) and when it was time to talk about my work experience he interrupted me and said "personal training isn't real experience, tell me about your real jobs."

EXCUSE ME but how the HELL is personal training not a "real job"?!?!?!!

We are certified industry professionals who work closely with clients to transform their body and lifestyle!!! It's hard work!

Did I overreact???

#IwasPISSED #jobshaming #personaltrainer #interview #advice #watercooler

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Ellen Harlan

I wouldn't want to work there either!

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Linda Atkinson

No. No No.

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Bonnie Hamilton

Sorry you had to experience such a small minded person. And I commend you for not slapping his dumb ass. Lol but I would have has a few choice words for his ass. Also someone needs to know about his way of thinking. He should keep his opinions to himself.

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Gracee Cleveland

What the interviewee was referring to is, you had personal training (which doesnt count because he wants work experience details not the details about your personal training), but when you were working as a manager or a past role, what would you say are key points, things you did, said, customer experiences (customer service skills, etc - how you interact with people, how you went above and beyond, etc)), work ethics (being on time, working overtime, etc) you had that would help you in the job you are interviewing for???

Does that clear things up?? ;)

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Laura Barrett Carr

Good for you. No, you did not overreact! Working as a personal trainer shows that you are disciplined and dedicated to your craft. How dare he minimize your work!

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Johnathan Isaac

Patience and dedication is two of the best qualities for work and you had excellent experience for that...the idiot missed out on a GREAT person for the job

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Laura Heithaus

Your did not overreact. Your skills of time management, leadership, and interpersonal skills, such as encouraging others to achieve their goals, are useful in other professional arenas as well. That manager was an idiot, move on.

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Beverly Olecki

Yes you over-reacted and played into his hand. What he may have been trying (and failing!) to ask is what experience do you possess that relates to the position you are applying for. And by your losing your cool you presented yourself not a good fit for that or any other management position. A manager has to be a problem solver, a leader, a trainer, a coach and the “even-keel” to keep the business on track and floating in the right direction. Though it sounds like you would be an excellent coach, trainer, inspiration and mentor to some degree, you lacked the maturity and diplomacy to elaborate on your excellent skills, how they would enhance his business, and how open minded and dedicated you were to learning and mastering their business.

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Dylan Jameson

Oh wow. I'd be mad too. I don't thnk you overreacted, but maybe you should have stayed and explained exactly what a personal trainer does so that he could get educated, bc it seems like he needed it. He seemed like a jerk though, happy you didn't choose to work there!

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Emily Farris

No. He was rude and I would not work for someone like that.

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