I have a job interview next week.

At least tentatively, they still have to confirm the date. It’s at one of the three casinos in downtown Detroit. No I’m not becoming a pit boss or anything like that, it’s for a computer support position I applied for over a month ago. I thought it was a long shot when I sent in the resume so I wasn’t surprised I hadn’t heard back from them, but it appears they were just thinking it over.

I’ve been told to expect it to take 2 hours or so as I’ll be interviewing with three different people and will undergo a behavior evaluation because you don’t want to hire short-tempered kleptos when you run a casino. Fortunately I’m neither short tempered or a klepto so I should do alright on the evaluation. This will be the first time I’ve ever set foot inside a real casino so it’ll be interesting if nothing else.

26 thoughts on “I have a job interview next week.

  1. I’m neither short tempered or a klepto so I should do alright on the evaluation.

    What about irreverent megalomaniacs?? Oh wait.. that’s me….

    Never mind.. congrats, bigtime.

  2. Here’s hoping for ya , Les.

    Queenie, where the hell have you been, girl? Welcome back!

    I love the way people show up that you feared were gone. Like Nowiser, QueenMillefiori, GeekMom and others I’m not recalling at the moment. It must be what family reunions feel like. (I haven’t been to one in so long I’ve forgotten what they’re like.)

    I wonder where Penetrating Shaft of Truth…is. He was funny.

  3. My fingers are crossed for ya, which makes it difficult to type quickly.

    My sister the Accountant, worked several years in a casino in Atlantic City—in the Payroll department.
    For awhile she was moonlighting as a blackjack dealer in a different building.
    She says gambling is a business like any other, with highs and lows, and colorful workmates.

  4. Good luck man!

    Don’t forget to keep applying for other jobs—until you get an actual (signed) offer, it is best to keep the nets out.

  5. Good luck man!

    Don’t forget to keep applying for other jobs—until you get an actual (signed) offer, it is best to keep the nets out

  6. More of the same (good wishes) from me, Les.

    And mail me if you need a FOOLPROOF systematic way of winning at roulette!

    (Hey, three out of three is 100%! FOOLPROOF I tell you! Those casinos paid me for the fun)

  7. Be good if you had acess to the computers controling probability of winning or the position of the magnet on roulette, pull it off and youd be set up for life, at least thats what i’d do with that kind of power- and you could have an accomplice on the casino floor if you must stay in office, using sms

  8. Just wanted to chuck my “congrats” and “good luck” onto the pile with the rest of ‘em.  Break a leg.

  9. Working at a casino would be pretty interesting.  Especially if you got to see a lot of the behind-the-scenes shit.

    Good Luck!

  10. Good luck, Les!  For some reason the idea of you working at a casino really tickles me. 

    Brock, what better family than the Stupid Evil Family?? wink

  11. Brock, what better family than the Stupid Evil Family??

    True dat.
    As long as I’m not the black sheep of the Stupid Evil Family. smile

  12. Hey, if you want a job, it makes sense to go where the money is.

    And very few places have as much money as Casinos!

    Good luck, man!

  13. Thanks everyone. If nothing else they should be able to offer a decent rate of pay.

    DC, I have far too many scruples to do something along the lines of your suggestion. If I didn’t I’d have made my millions selling craptastic products to the idiots of the world by now.

  14. Good luck, Les

    I dunno about there but in Oz the food at casinos is always good and well-priced so meal breaks could be fun.

  15. Les: If I didn’t I’d have made my millions selling craptastic products to the idiots of the world by now

    smile seems the way to go, if I can ignore concience, for me it depends on who i’m stealing from; everyday people is a big no because it’s a significant portion of their assets, but big company will hardly suffer loss whilst I would gain big time. The morality of it is a kind of weighing of % of assets one loses vs % other gains, but there are barriers of consequence for stealing which make it not always worth doing

  16. Aw gee… Brock, you brought a tear to my eye. It’s good to be missed. I read every day but haven’t posted much lately. I’ll try to be better.

    I agree Les, they ought to have enough money for a decent wage. The people working for the casinos here get pretty good benefits too.

    How would the drive be?

  17. Good luck with the interview!! (Sometimes, the job interviewers take quite a while to get back to people…which is never a comfort when you need a paycheck, benefits, and all and sundry.)

  18. I’ll wish you luck, but I know a couple of people working IT for a casino and just because they (meaning the business) have the money doesn’t mean that they liberally sprinkle it over their employees. I just hope that you are prepared for the background check, to get in even IT – even for my buddies – they had to get licensed (and not to kill) which required a more thorough background check than SECRET security clearance (always worried about those nimble minds and sticky fingers). Still, if you can swing it it should be head and shoulders above the retail position. Cheers (for what it’s worth – I keep trying).

  19. I have always wondered how one person might judge the honesty of another.  Mostly we do it by “they are like me” which is unreliable.  What reliable external markers of honesty exist? 

    A background check seems like a blunt instrument for this purpose, but at least it would weed out people with convictions for stealing.  Better than nothing.

  20. Sort of like a variant of that Hollywood flick (what’s that name again – hmmm, reporting minorities?) where instead of the potential (come on, practically convicted 30 minutes “prior” to action) perp committing murder, they just “lie.” Always in motion is the future, difficult it is to tell.

  21. Sorry that I am late but Good luck and God’s speed to ya.  Hope that everything works out.

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