View Full Version : Finally!! I got a Job now..
12-04-2004, 10:44 AM
I got a Job at Staples Today as a Computer Sales Person... :winkie:
I had the interview at 9:30 today and he asked me about computers and I told him for my senior project, I built a computer and used water to cool it and he was impressed with that and he asked me how it works and all the stuff and he Hired me on the spot.. He didnt even go through my certificates and other stuff...
I didnt want to work at supermarket, wawa or somewhere like that... Wanted a Job with computers at a retail store and finally GOT it
Anyway I am so happy!! :)
So who wants some discounts?? :naughty:
12-04-2004, 12:20 PM
12-04-2004, 12:42 PM
yay!!! wonderful delta!!
12-04-2004, 04:02 PM
sweet. that's awesome man!
i'm amazed that they didn't decide to ding you based on your knowledge level (that it was too high) :hehehmm:
12-04-2004, 04:59 PM
good job mang :cheers:
12-04-2004, 07:54 PM
Pick up poker, then you can quit your job and play poker as a side job and play with computers whenever you want....
Congrats! I wanted to work at Staples over the summer break from college, and they only wanted people for full time full year... hope they treat you well!
BTW, the last time I checked (1 year ago) they only give employees 12% off. When I found out, I was like "friends and family sales are 12% off!!" and the clerk was like "yeah... it sucks"
12-04-2004, 08:15 PM
well I never buy stuff in retail stores except on Black friday... Mostly I buy in ebay!
12-04-2004, 09:04 PM
What happen to bestbuy, thought you were in.
12-04-2004, 09:34 PM
Congrats man! MAke sure to hook us up with the Staples coupons.
12-04-2004, 09:49 PM
at best buy, I got the job but I quit it cause they told me I got to work in the morning which I cant...
well both are paying the same $$$ so.. I ll stick with staples..
12-04-2004, 09:59 PM
Congratulations! Enjoy it. If you don't, move on! :cheers:
12-04-2004, 11:09 PM
Hook a brother up with some discount. ;)
12-04-2004, 11:36 PM
If they offer commissions on sales (or even if they don't), and you want some selling tips... I'll be happy to share some closing techniques. Been selling for many, many years. It's a wonderful study of human nature... and a great profession with unlimited upside.
You'll do well!
12-05-2004, 05:26 AM
I used to work at Staples. Not to be a downer, but at least at the one I was at (which I actually opened as a brand new employee, literally helped put up the signs in the weeks before it opened) the management was not great and the company didn't treat employees too well. I worked in the copy center, where my immediate boss (who was about my age anyway) was awesome but everyone above me sucked. The corporation tries to put on an air of being very employee friendly and they have some seemingly great employee phone lines and employee programs, but most of it doesn't pan out. The discounts suck too, I believe it was 15% and only for a weekend about every 2 or 3 months. Not the best.
I had a decent time though as I worked with a good friend. And the pay was alright because of my work experience. Met some really good people. Sorry to burst the bubble a little bit... but thought I'd share my experience.
12-05-2004, 08:39 AM
THey dont offer me any commisions, I didnt ask about that and never knew about that... I am paid around $8 and the minimum wages in philly is $5.15 and I dont have any sales experience or work experience and I think I got in cause I was really good with computers and cause of my certifications... Staples is not the best place to work but I just want to get some work experience and earn some money...
12-05-2004, 01:18 PM
THey dont offer me any commisions, I didnt ask about that and never knew about that... I am paid around $8 and the minimum wages in philly is $5.15 and I dont have any sales experience or work experience and I think I got in cause I was really good with computers and cause of my certifications...
Many retailers pay additional compensation through sales commissions... Radio Shack, Zales, Sears to name a few. It's incentive to move more product. Get your bearings and a few system sales under your belt (be sure mgmt. knows you made the sales), and ask if commissions are offered at Staples.
You say that you're computer skills and certifications were the primary reasons you were hired. I'm sure these were factors, however, and more importantly, you must have made a good first impression. This, coupled with the desire to deal with people in a helpful and honest manner are the foundation of success in any career... unless you're a hermit, and that's no fun. Above all, learn and enjoy... the money will take care of itself.
12-05-2004, 11:03 PM
LOL, everytime I see this thread title "I got a Job", I always think of:
"Calvin got a Job!"
"Good for you young blood, good for you"
"ewwww, #$^$% you smell like french fries"
12-06-2004, 08:39 AM
congrats man. many people look for a homerun and disdain anything that they have to work at or is less than ideal. view this job as a stepping stone and think about what you want to get out of it, other than money of course, and focus on that.
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