So, I didn't get it.

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
81 posts
Worker bee

@MrsPanda99:  I have a science degree, 10 years retail experience, 4 years of experience in a financial office, and I can’t even get a RETAIL job because I live in Ottawa and don’t speak French fluently enough 🙁 it’s tough out there!!

Post # 4
2134 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m really sorry.  That sucks.  I’ll be sending good vibes your way!

Post # 5
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsPanda99:  I wonder if you can contact them again right away and discuss a plan to learn French? That way you would be a triple threat with languages.

Rosetta Stone is amazing and easy to use and you will learn very quickly.

Post # 7
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsPanda99:  Bummer! I am really sorry. Definitely look into Rosetta Stone. I was learning French using this a few years ago and was shocked at how quickly I was learning and how much I remembered. I really need to get back into it!

Post # 9
5905 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@MrsPanda99:  Boooo….I would hire you in a minute and give you a special parking spot and a dangerously outdated assistant named Gladys….

Post # 10
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Aww, that’s really sad, I’m sorry you didn’t get it! 

What kind of job are you looking for? Just wondering if I might know anyone in your field who is looking to hire? 

I speak French fluently, and what’s funny is that THAT is the reason I was hired with my company, but I’ve never spoken a word  of French at all in the 7 years I’ve been there. It was a requirement, but it’s rarely used unless you’re in certain jobs (which I’ve never been in). So stupid.

Post # 12
2897 posts
Sugar bee

@MrsPanda99:  I’m sorry to hear that! But to help you in learning French, you should use It is just as good as Rosetta in helping you learn and it is free. Also, it is very well built and native speakers constantly comment on things so even if the phrase is textbook in correctness, they’ll chime in with the more common lingo. Good luck!

Post # 14
22124 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m so sorry! That is so disappointing. On the bright side, you can immediately start working on cultivating the one skill that kept you from this job so that you have that in your arsenal next time you apply.

But you’re right — that doesn’t make this particular situation sting any less. Hang in there hun!

Post # 15
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I’m really, really sorry. Up until yesterday I have been in a job search since 2011. It’s been a long, nearly 2 years.

After not being able to get a writing/communications oriented job, I started seeking retail and restaurant jobs…NOTHING. I was actually told despite having extensive retail experience, along with college, I didn’t qualify for a job at a department store. Yet, I would go to that department store and the associates for the most part, didn’t know what the hell they were doing and would complain the store needed help. GRRRR.

I adore the French language. I hope you get to learn it quickly. And I sincerely hope you find an even better fit than you thought this would be. It’s out there.

PS – It impresses the crap out of me you know Russian!


Good Luck.

Post # 16
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am sorry this happened. I am sure good things will come your way.

In the meantime, I guess it’s time to brush up on your French… who knows? Maybe Other Guy will suck and they’ll give you a call back!


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