MIXED JOB NEWS...Eh, my job interview at the South Keys Chapters was fairly routine and mundane, which I consider a good thing. Unlike certain other recent job interviews I had at certain world famous retailers, ones I will not go into much detail about since I'm still intending to finish that bloody article I have half-written, they were not turning on the pressure on me during the interview to make me too anxious of their management style before I'm even hired and to make me feel like admitting that I would still want to have a modicum of a social life outside of my job responsibilities would make me not be a team player. Being a bookstore, it was relaxed and subdued, and I even got to banter a little bit about anime, since I noticed they have a superior (English-language) manga selection compared to any other Chapters store I've ever been to and I mentioned that I would still like to go to the anime club on Saturdays sometimes, since I'm new to the city and don't naturally socialize too well. Another advantage is that they did not ask me anything that made me feel that they suspect I'm a pot smoker. I don't touch and have never touched the stuff myself, but I kind of resent being asked about it, especially when the questions are all indirect and not just a straightforward "Do you smoke pot?".
Anyway, after the interview, we went to several other stores just for some errands, and, at the Loblaw's on Merivale and Baseline, my mother called my father and he told me that I already had a phone call from the woman responsible for hiring, so, as soon as I got back home, I had a lemonade to moisten my throat a bit and then I called her back. She told me that I wasn't going to be hired for the job they were immediately hiring for, since they needed someone for the cash right away and they had several other people with experience on the cash registers that they wouldn't need to train on the technical aspects of using them, but they would be hiring a lot more people for the fall in about a month and they would give me serious consideration for then.
I hope I do get a job there because, about the only place I'd rather work a "joe job" at than at a bookstore would be a cinema. I'll still apply at other places this month. The HMV not too far from my house is hiring. Now that's a job that Ran Kotobuki would approve of me doing.