We are currently taking applications for a kennel position at the clinic. And it's a sad state of affairs. I realize this is not the kind of job that attracts rocket scientists but seriously, people need to do better than this. Along with the mandatory qualifications of loving animals and being a pet owner (along with a detailed description of all the pets they own) the following gems were found in the applications.
Under special skills and training:
security and massage therapy (interesting combo)
6 wpm (this is certainly a "special" skill-hopefully a typo?)
One person admitted to hating cats.
One gave no last name for one of their references.
One has not held a job longer than 6 months in twelve years.
Another applicant was "layed" off from a previous job.
And finally, if your mom comes to pick up the application, talks about how wonderful you are, and then announces she will bring the application back after you fill it out, you are probably not getting the job.