I have seen it many times before but it is always interesting to hear this. Essentially, Christmas is coming up and usually that is when businesses scramble to get their products out for the shopping season. For consumers that usually means scrambling to find those hot products too as they stock up. Today a person was telling me that he was going to apply for this seasonal job at a retail store for the sole purpose of getting this hot release coming as this way he will know immediately when items will be arriving. This isn’t like a student either as it is someone who is rather well off and self employed.
And yes, people were saying why waste time as if he wanted it that badly he could even just pay someone to line up. But of course that then led to him saying things like how it would be fun to try something a little different and that it’s temporary anyways. I was thinking too while on paper he probably sounds like he will be the worst employee ever as he is working to try and make it easier to find items, ironically the business will probably get a good worker as he doesn’t care about the money and is pretty clear in terms of what he is offering and his background kind of shows what he can accomplish.
It must be really weird as a hiring manager I bet though which is kind of funny too as like in this case it’s a seasonal position and so the applicant has an expectation it is temporary anyways. However, I bet in most cases the hiring manager would think it makes no sense even if the person is coming in and will do the job with professionalism while being a team player. At the end of the day I think it is more about the experience though. Like in this case he most likely wants to experience how it is like being on the inside of the crowd rush. It’s not so weird to me anyways when you think of it with that perspective.