Within this two week period I worked a total of 13 hours, 5 directly with owner possessing a PHD and 39 years of experience in Homeopathic Medicine. Mind you I was straight forward in the interview that I had no experience or background in this area. But the other requirements were a different story. Retail experience, basic computer/cash register & credit card experience/people skills, live within 20 minutes of store, interested in health & nutrition with basic knowledge of supplements and eager to learn. Yes I fit snuggly in all those categories. However as I arrived on the job this afternoon I was met with a weird vibe. An hour & 1/2 in I learned why.
Fade to surprise meeting in the owners office, three people, owner,assistant manager & me.
Surprise quiz, somewhat of an epic fail, disappointment expressed this way: Kim, you have worked 13 hours, 5 with me and I find you don't have a "Deep enough knowledge base with "all" the supplements and products. I worked with you 5 hours and am disappointed you can't name all the ingredients on these and relate to me how the supplements will benefit me accordingly. Quite frankly there is a very large learning curve here and I am unsure you can meet my expectations in learning quickly enough. I have a lot of things on my plate and was hoping you could jump in and efficiently handle several different areas as well as be a support for assistant manager as she quite busy. Our other two employees ( 7 & 9 yrs on the job) are able to handle this task.
My first thought was what the hell? My second was honest feed back. Your right, I don't think I CAN meet your expectations.
I won't bore you with any more details here, but was I fired? Or did I mutually agree to part ways?
No matter the next right thing is waiting.