I became an All Star in July 2015, but I actually had my first interview with Laura in May 2015. I had been the General Manager of a Liquor store until Jan 2015 and focused on my school work through the spring but was ready to work again after a few months, I’m not one to stay at home for long.
At the time of my interview, All Star used to do working interviews to see if the job was a right fit. I BOMBED my working interview; I had no idea what I was doing but I probably spent 2 hours in a bathroom and am still not even sure if I did anything helpful in there. After doing one house I was sent home with a check and didn’t get the job. I was given a quick offer to another position rolling Sushi and I did that for about a month, but I could not stop thinking about how much I wanted to be an All Star. I was still so shy then, I wanted a job that wasn’t so much face to face customer service, but customer service through actions. Leaving a house with an impression that I cared about what I was doing, without even saying a word.
I emailed them and asked to be reconsidered for employment. I was scheduled for another working interview and this time I was hired (I’m not sure I did any better this time around, but I think they liked my persistence at this point). I got through training, started cleaning, and found that I was actually pretty good at it. I really loved the self-paced nature of the job and got to be fast friends with many of my coworkers, most I am still close with today. When an office position opened up, I asked to interview for the position and my experience with Excel was a huge selling point and I got the job!
I immediately started working on new spreadsheets for payroll reporting, staff reporting, pretty much any kind of reporting that Laura was looking for, I found a way to build it. I earned my title Excel Extraordinaire and when I ran out of new project ideas, I started learning everything I could about the schedule. I have a knack for memorization and soon I was in charge of the schedule too. I am always driven to learn more since I have this desire to be a know-it-all in the nicest way possible. This has allowed me to move up and earn the position of General Manager in August 2017. I still love the same things about All Star, being able to make fast friends with co-workers, being able to show our clients how much we care (though I say many more words to do this now), and finding new and improved solutions for any problems as they come.