Yeah it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, but I’m going to go ahead and ignore that fact - - just act like I’ve been at it all along…
The restaurant for which I worked closed February 28th, so after four months of being a server, I was out of a (second) job.
I kinda-sorta had something lined up, so I checked in with them and found out they had already hired someone.
But I have good sense on people. I let you know next week if she working out. (read with a Russian accent)
No biggie, right, I wouldn’t mind a weekend or two to myself.
Or so I thought.
After a few weeks of going nutso, with too much time on my hands and not enough to do (holy crap, like my day-job!) I started applying for server positions all over the place.
One of those places was Macaroni Grill.
Not the kind of place I patronize, I prefer to stay away from the big chains and go to local places instead.
But lots of people go there and there’s big $ potential.
I filled out the application, had a chat with a manager, then had to complete an Evaluation.
See they way it works is you fill out the Evaluation, they fax it to Headquarters, which runs it through a computer and it either comes back ‘Continue’ or ‘Discontinue’
No other information is given to the manager, just ‘Continue’ or ‘Discontinue’
The Evaluation was 200 fill-in-the-bubble questions, the first 30 of which were math related.
No calculator allowed.
Long division pretty much fried my brain.
The second set, about 70 questions, on reading and word comprehension.
The third, and most important set, 100 questions designed to determine how ‘service oriented’ you are.
It was obvious to me which answers to choose, but I think my brains were all worn out and some honesty creeped through.
One particular question I remember is True or False, I would rather be alone than do something I don’t want to do with others.
What the hell kind of question is that?!
If ‘others’ are gouging out each other’s eyes with soup spoons, then, yes, I’d rather be alone.
True or False: There are types of people I find difficult to get along with.
Only a brown-noser would answer False, cuz really, who doesn’t have difficulty with at least ONE type of person?
Anyway, the Evaluation took me an hour to complete and I was ready for a nap afterwards.
A few days later I call to get my results: Discontinue.
Macaroni Grill gave me an F.
Guess I’m not Macaroni Grill Material.
I didn’t want to go through five days of intensive training anyway.
I filled out a similar questionnaire for Rock Bottom Brewery, and was called for an interview!
I have orientation at Rock Bottom this weekend.
They’re next door to each other.
So every time I go to work, my Epic FAIL is right there, staring me in the face.
Screw you, Macaroni Grill!