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Old 10-22-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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To inquire about working there. I see a sign. "NOW HIRING! All Shifts! Full Time Part Time" - Well! That is enough to stop what I am doing, and apply. I was a gas station attendant for about three months, was a good one. Had to move. Previous boss (gas station manager) SHOULD be a good reference, I asked him if I could use him, he said yes. If he picks up his phone...


So. That was today. I seem to have put in the application when the boss was not there. (It happens.) So. They say that he'll call if he needs.. BUT also that "Calling back shows him you're really interested.."


Now. Tomorrow is Day 1 at a job through the agency. Maybe I can buck up and do two jobs. Working right close to home... would be better, at least for that second job. Work would now be closer to home than what I was doing.


My question.. How early is too early to call this gas station?

This is on the Jersey Shore.
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:35 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I seem to have put in the application when the boss was not there.
How early is too early to call this gas station?.
The MINUTE you know the decision maker is there.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:21 PM
 
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The MINUTE you know the decision maker is there.

I'm not sure what you mean by this
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Just call and ask to speak to the manager or whoever is doing the hiring. If they're not there when you call, ask the person on the phone what day/time they'll be in and then call again.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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After about 48 hours you can call to follow up on the application status. It would show you are interested, and you can sell the previous experience even if it was only 3 months.

If you work the 2 jobs, remember everything else requires more effort, from doing basic errands to having a social life and keeping relationships. Im doing this the last few months. Try to set a target end date for working 2 jobs. Its very tiring and this sneaks up on you often. Your jobs being closer to home will help a lot though. Hope you get the station job!
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I'd go back to the station and, if he's there, talk to him face to face.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:17 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I'm not sure what you mean by this
Ya; syntax got garbled.

I mean don't waste time calling or even filling out forms for this sort of job.
Go IN PERSON and talk to the OWNER (or decision maker).

If that person isn't there when you happen to drop by... learn when they will be there.
Return... The MINUTE you know the decision maker is there.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:24 PM
 
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Just go in person. Talk up the help and see how it is to work there, mention you have an application in. My son worked in gas stations for years. You have to keep showing up and showing who you are, you are trustworthy, look good, speak well, interact with people just fine, etc.
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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Thanks, all, so much.



My present job presently has me doing 11-hour days with Saturdays (overtime kicks in... Thursday lol. Starts Monday) and I have "Sunday off."


So I'm not sure even what hours I can give the gas station...... !!!!!!!
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:10 PM
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Good luck!
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