Thursday, May 26, 2011

Where is that grindstone??

I am in a MOOD today, can you tell?

I job hunt like it is a full time job! I have sent out so many cover letters and talked to so many temp agencies I can't even count now. So today I answered an ad for a shipping clerk. In addition to the normal blah blah send your resume and we will see if you are worth for an interview. They wanted to know about any gaps in employment and your current and past salary. FOR A WAREHOUSE JOB! Part time with no Benny's. They also requested a detailed list of office equipment you can operate and any computer programs.

This is what they got.........

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Rebecca
Sent: Thu, May 26, 2011 1:31:42 PM
Subject: Shipping Assistant Position

Dear Employer,

In response to your advertisement regarding the shipping/ administrative assistant position, I am enclosing a resume for your review. Please consider this letter as my formal application presenting my background, and experience.

I have several years experience as an assistant and secretary; with knowledge of quick books and several AP/AR styles. I am proficient in many Microsoft programs (excel, word, office) and willing to learn any that I am lacking in, with a solid 60wpm typing speed. I have experience and am comfortable with a multi-line phone system complete with individual message boxes. I can take copiers under control with ease, also I have been known to strike fear in the misbehaving fax machine and shredder. I have worked in a variety of environments from a university to small business, all with customer satisfaction being the ultimate focus.

While at the University of Rhode Island my major was Biology, even though I did not get the chance to complete that degree as of yet, I have two years of college course work in the field. I understand the importance of order and having a system. Knowing where everything is, along with proper handling of each item.

I currently am not employed and have not been for several years, as I was attempting to be a domestic engineer. I am looking for an hourly position and will be content with the current state wage requirement of $8 hourly.

May I arrange an interview to further discuss my qualifications? I am available for an interview at a mutually convenient time.
Thank you for your time and consideration.


Please see attached resume

Either they will laugh and think I am out of my mind and want to meet me, or laugh think I am out of my mind and then never think of me ever again. Fingers crossed for the first!


  1. How do you feel about relocating to Canada... Calgary is undergoing another boom and jobs are ripe for the picking.

  2. I like the bit about scaring office machines into submission!

    I think they'll call you back.

  3. If it were me, I'd give you the job, but it ain't, so I'll just keep my fingers crossed too.

  4. "I can take copiers under control with ease, also I have been known to strike fear in the misbehaving fax machine and shredder."