Why the fuck is it such a huge god damn SECRET to tell me if there’s a uniform/dresscode/etc in the interview?
Had one of those interviews about a year ago at a store I really loved (frequent shopper) where at the end knew I was hired unoffically… and kinda had an idea that workers wore black/white. At the end when the person asked me if I had any questions I asked if there was a dresscode for the position and was told “Oh, haha!! Don’t worry about it- we’ll get to it during your orientation, anything else?” So I was something like, “oh okay, but it’s like black, right?” and they go “kinda yeah” and moves on.
……… um NO bitch this is a pt-min wage job if I have to BUY clothes that are a certain color/length/style/etc I NEED to know that before I’m hired. It might not be a big deal to you hiring person with your manager’s salary…. but I can’t (and won’t????) buy an entire new wardrobe to work at your store, 10hr/wk, for 9$/hr. I wouldn’t classify that experience as necessarily shady… and I didn’t think much on it until after I left (I had heart eyes the entire time, for the chance to work at my fav store lol)… but wtf man, what’s an interview for if not to find out about the job??
Needless to say I was offered and turned down the job, but funny story…. cut to a little while ago I was sitting at a *$ kisok during a break chatting to the barista (we’ve kinda become aquantiences by default bc I always go there for free wifi+caffiene on my breaks lol) and it was dead there and they were cleaning a table and commented on my name tag which says where I work and they told me they also were offered a job there, went in for orientation and got SENT HOME FROM ORIENTATION because they came in nice black jeans/colorful professional shirt and it wasn’t in the dress code (B bottoms + b or w top- NOT EVEN THAT BAD?????) but they were NEVER TOLD the dress code. The kicker? After they were sent home to change and came back it was literally 20 minutes in the manager’s office with the door closed just doing hiring paperwork and then they got to go home and didn’t have an actual shift scheduled until the next 2 weeks (after the current schedule finished) (and they quit and got hired at *$ before their first shift even happened). We spent my entire 30 minute shift basically shit-talking this store for sending them home to change only to sit in a closed office.
Like wtf… how hard it is to tell someone what the dress code is. I feel bad for the people who actually work there because who knows how other things are run in that store. The store I work in now has a dress code that’s pretty much the same and I’m pretty sure it was the first thing the hiring person told me when I sat down for the interview (they literally asked me if the dresscode was okay lol).