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what was the interview like?
they ask about your music taste SO they can judge you!
Isn't the requirement to be reasonably stylish/ pierced and faux alternative or reasonably good looking like all music shops?
and I'm not pierced, and they gave me a job.
I reckon it was to fill up numbers.
You could easily get a piercing if you wanted.
I think I had plugs and my nose piercing, but you can't see my ears due to the amount of hair I have...
You passed their taste test, liking radiohead etc.
if the face fits you are in.
about 18 months ago. they asked me when have I found HMV staff particually helpful, what interest did I have the music industry etc. The interview was very relaxed, we spoke about radiohead for 25 minutes and coheed and cambria for the rest of the time.
However, you never get a contract with them. That's why I never took the job.
but I did do a stint at Virgin Megastore. They tested me on new releases and the current chart, oh and a maths test (and somehow I still got the job!) . . . . this was in 1999 btw.
This isn't looking good Im not stylish pierced or good looking, I don't actually know anything about music outside my little niche
I'm remembering now. My band list was awful. I'm not scene, or emo, or fashionable, so you'll be fine!
any question is unanswerable, I doubt i'd be able to answer that. I just need to make an effort to not reveal that I mainly steal music with internets.
but it was alright. I was in the cash office though, not shop floor. If it helps, I would never ever consider working there again even if the other option was homelesness.
it was alright
are you confident of ignoring people whilst striding around like you're the shit?
great you made it.
im not capable of striding around like im the shit though
I knew a boy who worked at HMV Liverpool, he was hopelessly gorgeous though. However Camden HMV gives people who aren't so gorgeous hope. Keep the dream alive! Fopp Manchester was full of stereotypes. In that way I'm glad the man got the better of the store. But i did love the prices.
the actual job was hell on earth.
which is also an acronym, a music shop and three letters. the interview went really easily, although a year later when my boss who had interviewed me was leaving he said to me "claire, i've got to say, hiring you was probably the biggest mistake i have ever made. but you wore a skirt to the interview so it was a clincher."
I had an interview at MVC years ago, best interview I've ever had just talked about the smashing pumpkins for half an hour, didnt get the job though.
and flirt outrageously. it'll work!!
did you ^5 him?
yeah i just laughed. i was never expecting to be taken seriously at such a joke of a shop anyway. he did complain that i never wore one to work afterwards though, but that was the dress code so really he is obviously a bit unintelligent.
in my wallet, even though they all closed down about 2 years ago.
when it had stopped being mvc for a year and still try and present their mvc card was insane.
I never understood. Were you just building a profile on our music buying habits? There were no benefits.
usually about £1 difference. The cards were free though I think?
"Each item on sale displayed two prices, the normal retail price, and a slightly lower price for members", I did not remember this.
into a standard loyalty card
but then it changed to a points card, 1 point per pound, 100 points = £2.50 off your next purchase. would you like a bag with that?
the one in Camberley closed quite early compared to other MVCs I think, I went to one in Coventry (!) a while later and it was a bit nostalgic, but it looked like it was on it's last legs.
it closed around christmas, so whilst we were mildly full of cheer we were also a bit sad because we didn't know if we were coming back to no job or anything.
did he get sacked for pervyness?
he was only in his early-mid 20s and he was a laugh anyway so you could believe he was joking. i'm pretty sure he wasn't joking though as the age you're meant to start working there is 18 and i was only just 16.
and was still there when it closed down a few years ago. In terms of atmosphere and social life, was easily the best job I've had. Wasn't too full of a Empire Records-esque walking stereotypes either
how music, clothes and book shops all seem to employ people that seem completely unapproachable and make you feel uncomfortable and inadequate, I wonder if these perfect people actually improve sales
Manchester HMV is the only music shop where i've seen an ethnic person working, clearly their resident hip hop guru. He walked around like he was the shit, head bobbing and that bouncy walk. Grrr. They just seem to like these people and they do make people go to the shop as every boy i've known mention a music shop couldn't help describe the hot girl who works in there.
only there did i see non white worker. I've always wondered why that is.
They put your average shop assistant on the tills. In the changing rooms and on the shop floor, they hire up and coming models to strut around at their 6ft + height making you feel even more dumpy and chubby than you felt when you walked in.
working in topman once, I think she was a figment of my imagination such was her perfection
get out of my shops
may I service you?
I haven't even heard that umbrella song and the last thing I bought was a mount eerie e.p
The interview is piss easy, really.
I could be your personal guru
How was your other interview?
I like animals too
I just need a job for a year whilst back at uni they said they didn't want to waste the training if I wasn't going to stay for more than a year, I asked what the job involved basically just putting books on shelves so I think they are expecting alot for someone to want to do that one day a week for the rest of there lives. I also had the faintest inkling that I recognised both the interviewers in not a good way that I can't quite place and I think it was mutral. Then the shelving test, the alphabet has never been my strong point and what with badly placed stickers and all the pressure I did it at quite a leisurely pace.