(Closed) If you’re job shadowing, don’t you have to show interest in the job?

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you are right there.  If she wanted the job, she should be paying attention and asking questions, not watching TV or reading magazines!

Post # 4
2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Yikes. How insulting!
Nope, certainly doesn’t sound like she’s interested. I’d say she’s either depressed, figured it would be a great way to make money (in which case they’ll find her out, don’t worry), or is being made to do this by parents/spouse/etc. Tragic. What’s really tragic is that assuming she does get in, if it’s an intensive program and she’s not into it she’s going to wash right out, in which case she took a space away from someone who really wanted/needed it.
You did the right thing, by the way.

Post # 6
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow, that is kind of a slap in the face. She seems pretty ungrateful about things. I can’t believe she would act that way, that is so rude. She seems like the type of person who gets most things handed to her or else she would be trying really hard to prove to people that this is something she wants very badly and is willing to work hard for. 

Post # 7
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ew! Wow that person just sounds so rude!

Post # 8
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

Good for you for being honest. In my office,hygienists came in every few weeks to observe. Some never shut up and bragged about themselves, some asked stupid questions in front of the patients, and some looked up at the ceiling as if they’d rather be anywhere but where they were. I got it…it can be boring to observe, but,  it shoud also give you some ideas, helpful tools for when you’re treating your own patients, and a general feel for how offices are run.

We also had dental assistant students come though on rotations for 6 weeks at a time. Very few of them knew anything about anything (sad to say) and the head DA in the office wouldn’t ever give them poor reviews. She was doing them a grave disservice in my opinion,as I sometimes pitied the offices that hired them!

Post # 9
946 posts
Busy bee

Wow!  I have been begging for opportunities like this before I start my graduate program (to no avail).  I can’t imagine someone wasting a chance like that! 

Post # 10
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Belle, what interesting timing. I’m job shadowing on Thursday and I’ve been mulling over how to be a “good shadower”…ask questions without annoying the crap out of the lady, but staying out of the way without seeming uninterested or bored.

But seriously, what is with this girl?! Watching Project Runway? Is she freakin’ stupid?! Do you get to report her to the school? I know the lady that I’m shadowing gets to fill out a form about me and the experience. Ugh. You have more patience than me—I would’ve left her there and wrote a note to the director.  She does not sound like somebody I want to do any of my tests!

I want to smack her for you!

Post # 11
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

How insane!! However this reminds me that I had someone who wants to intern with my company… I should get on that and call her back lol

Post # 12
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sigh, what a waste of an opportunity! I’m still mulling over what my response would be if she had flopped a magazine at me and said “aren’t these shoes cute?” I mean… sigh. I don’t think I would have been able to respond!

Post # 14
1816 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Wow!  How frustrating and disrespectful.  I am sorry that you got a bad apple, but there is no way she is going to make it past the interview phase of her graduate application.  Sorry that you had to waste your time on this girl.  Cheers to you for being so patient and civil with her!  Way to be a lady in the situation!

Post # 15
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Eesh. That chicky doodle needs to wake up and smell the sh*t that’s hitting the fan. I hope you don’t have to deal with many of those bad apples, belle! That would drive me crazy too!

Post # 16
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Sounds exactly like this girl that’s in our lab right now.  She’s volunteering, but she is still never around.  I see her come in about an hour each day and she’s all valley girl “Hi guys, like what’s up?  Life is all sunshine and rainbows”.  

I don’t know what she thinks she is doing.  She should either be in the lab and volunteer or go back to her school for the semester.  I don’t know if she thinks my boss is going to give her a good reference letter for grad school or med school.  But I don’t think he is.  He’s noticed that she isn’t there too.  And she never attends any of our lab meetings or department seminars.  She just shows no interest whatsoever in anything.

College kids these days!  I definitely agree that with this recession they should be trying harder to impress future employers or people who will write them letters for professional schools.

Way to go Bellenga!  I’m proud of you for telling that girl off!  I couldn’t confront our student like that, but she definitely needs it.  Oh well, she leaves next week anyway.  

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