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Have You Ever Refused A Job

AquaAthena

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I did two years ago.

After being on another site for 3 years, the site administrator asked me if I would consider becoming a moderator. I asked him for a job description and after he explained it to me, respectfully declined the opportunity.

Why have you refused a job? :)
 

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I did two years ago.

After being on another site for 3 years, the site administrator asked me if I would consider becoming a moderator. I asked him for a job description and after he explained it to me, respectfully declined the opportunity.

Why have you refused a job? :)

I met a prospective boss for and interview, and was asked to come to a second. The second was at the office I would work out of. I drove to it, and 2 days later was offered the job, but turned it down on the basis that the drive was a nightmare.
 

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Thge wife asked me to take the trash out this morning. I refused. Later she asked me to dry the dishes for her. I refused. Then she wanted me to run to the Post Office. I refused. About 10 minutes ago I asked her if she'd like to go upstairs and get frisky. She refused. The nerve of that woman!:(
 

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Several years ago I was offered (and accepted) a "dream" job. But after much consternation I called back and declined. I'm glad I did. The guy that took it is a much better fit and I w/have been stretched way too thin. No regrets. I do serve on the BOD (non-paying) which is fun.
 

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I did two years ago.

After being on another site for 3 years, the site administrator asked me if I would consider becoming a moderator. I asked him for a job description and after he explained it to me, respectfully declined the opportunity.

Why have you refused a job? :)

Last week I turned down a job offer to come back to walgreens. I'm not getting involved in anything to do with the health industry.
 

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I was looking for part time work a few years ago and applied at Gold's Gym to work in their child care facility. I could bring my youngest with me, it seemed like a good idea. After viewing the closest-like child care facilities and realizing that the hassle of the drive wasn't worth it, I told them thanks but no thanks. They continued to schedule me for the next three weeks anyway. :wtf:
 

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I was looking for part time work a few years ago and applied at Gold's Gym to work in their child care facility. I could bring my youngest with me, it seemed like a good idea. After viewing the closest-like child care facilities and realizing that the hassle of the drive wasn't worth it, I told them thanks but no thanks. They continued to schedule me for the next three weeks anyway. :wtf:

It must have been because you're One Hawt Momma!!

:tongue:

I recently interviewed for a job. After researching the company, I had my THIRD interview with them and met the CEO.

In a tone just short of, "WTF???" I asked, "What is going on with XYZ Co?"

I was glad I did. The guy gave a very candid response, that lead me to believe the company wouldn't be something I'd like working with. Happily, I never got an offer.
 
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I was looking for part time work a few years ago and applied at Gold's Gym to work in their child care facility. I could bring my youngest with me, it seemed like a good idea. After viewing the closest-like child care facilities and realizing that the hassle of the drive wasn't worth it, I told them thanks but no thanks. They continued to schedule me for the next three weeks anyway. :wtf:

It must have been because you're One Hawt Momma!!

:tongue:

:lol: They called every week saying 'you're scheduled to work such and such' or 'why aren't you here, you're scheduled to work'. I kept telling them that no, I don't work there. I finally just started screening my calls and they gave up.

But yes, they wanted me because of my uber hawtness --- no doubt about it!!
 
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Thge wife asked me to take the trash out this morning. I refused. Later she asked me to dry the dishes for her. I refused. Then she wanted me to run to the Post Office. I refused. About 10 minutes ago I asked her if she'd like to go upstairs and get frisky. She refused. The nerve of that woman!:(

Ha! Her plan is working....:lol:
 

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Refused a job? Only because I had a better, mutually exclusive, offer.
 

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yes i have....which is odd for me...she wanted me to go back to work for her...i had done that....still had the t shirt....shipping and receiving is my fav...i love to pack...i can pack priceless art or baseball hats...i dont care..it is all an adventure to me...i find it very challenging to get a 17th century porcelin to its destination without busting the hell out of it....i can pack a 6 ft christmas tree....but yea i turned down a job doing what i loved..cause she was simply a bitch....
 

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yes i have....which is odd for me...she wanted me to go back to work for her...i had done that....still had the t shirt....shipping and receiving is my fav...i love to pack...i can pack priceless art or baseball hats...i dont care..it is all an adventure to me...i find it very challenging to get a 17th century porcelin to its destination without busting the hell out of it....i can pack a 6 ft christmas tree....but yea i turned down a job doing what i loved..cause she was simply a bitch....

If it makes you feel better:


If you wanted to give me a......job, I wouldn't turn you down.:tongue:
 

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I can't remember ever turning down an offered job when I needed a job, except on a couple of rare occasions I've had two offers to choose from.

I have taken the job that was available, even though it sucked, until I could find a better one. (These were all menial labor type jobs to pay the bills and that did not inconvenience the employer when I quit.)

I did turn down one lucrative job offer because I caught the interviewer in a lie and that made me suspicious. Turned out my radar served me well that day, because that company was later caught up in all kinds of malfeasance and I would have been caught up in that too had I accepted the offer.
 

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I can't remember ever turning down an offered job when I needed a job, except on a couple of rare occasions I've had two offers to choose from.

I have taken the job that was available, even though it sucked, until I could find a better one. (These were all menial labor type jobs to pay the bills and that did not inconvenience the employer when I quit.)

I did turn down one lucrative job offer because I caught the interviewer in a lie and that made me suspicious. Turned out my radar served me well that day, because that company was later caught up in all kinds of malfeasance and I would have been caught up in that too had I accepted the offer.

Malfeasance, huh?

Yahh.

fargo-frances-mcdormand.jpg
 

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I can't remember ever turning down an offered job when I needed a job, except on a couple of rare occasions I've had two offers to choose from.

I have taken the job that was available, even though it sucked, until I could find a better one. (These were all menial labor type jobs to pay the bills and that did not inconvenience the employer when I quit.)

I did turn down one lucrative job offer because I caught the interviewer in a lie and that made me suspicious. Turned out my radar served me well that day, because that company was later caught up in all kinds of malfeasance and I would have been caught up in that too had I accepted the offer.

Malfeasance, huh?

Yahh.

fargo-frances-mcdormand.jpg

:lol:

Well okay. I guess I could have said that they were caught in all kinds of illegal shit, but 'malfeasance' sounded, I don't know, smarter?
 

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I did two years ago.

After being on another site for 3 years, the site administrator asked me if I would consider becoming a moderator. I asked him for a job description and after he explained it to me, respectfully declined the opportunity.

Why have you refused a job? :)

Target wanted me to stock shelves, but I turned it down to be a Wal-Mart greeter. It's my true calling in life. Here's a buddy of mine. When I grow up, I want to be just like him.

Walmart.jpg
 

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I did two years ago.

After being on another site for 3 years, the site administrator asked me if I would consider becoming a moderator. I asked him for a job description and after he explained it to me, respectfully declined the opportunity.

Why have you refused a job? :)

Target wanted me to stock shelves, but I turned it down to be a Wal-Mart greeter. It's my true calling in life. Here's a buddy of mine. When I grow up, I want to be just like him.

Walmart.jpg

The Walmart Greeter (gleaning from morning e-mail)

Charley, a new retiree greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Everyday he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean shaven, sharp minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their 'Older Person Friendly' policies.

One day the boss called him into the office for a talk. "Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang up job, but your being late so often is quite bothersome."

''Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it."

''Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear. It's odd though, your coming in late. I know you're retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say if you came in late there?"

''They said, 'Good morning, General. Coffee this morning, sir?'''
 

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Yes the company couldn't meet my price, so i left. And i quit one a year ago, because the new owner couldn't meet my requirements, so i had to let him go.
 

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I was hired and accepted a job at a 5 star hotel on the beach here in WA as the receiving and supply supervisor. All through the interviews I was treated with respect and interviewed in plush rooms, offered nice food ect.

First day on the job I get to the receiving area (which they would not show me before ) and it was a health and safety disaster. Everyone was angry, the place had no rational system of inventory and because it was a salary position I knew I would have to work weekend after weekend with no extra pay to attempt to fix it.

Still, I said give it a go.

Went to go to lunch, thought 'well at least we are on the beach that will be a nice break' and the hotel management told me we could not go to the beach on our lunch because our clients might see us.

I replied “how about the bar?” and they looked at me like I was crazy.

I quit right then and there, went to the bar, ordered a nice, ice cold Coopers Sparkling ale. I became a "client", flirted with the other "clients" and watched the blue waves roll in all afternoon.

One of the better decisions of my life.
 
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I did two years ago.

After being on another site for 3 years, the site administrator asked me if I would consider becoming a moderator. I asked him for a job description and after he explained it to me, respectfully declined the opportunity.

Why have you refused a job? :)

I have refused several jobs.
Main reasons were.
I did not feel I could adequately do the job.
Not enough money or too long hours.
I knew I would not like the job.
I was just in a pissy mood that day.
 

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