You Got The Wrongest Number, Part 9

, , , , , | Working | July 9, 2020

I spent a few weeks handing out resumes to the stores in my local mall. I ended up getting a job at one and have been there for about one week.

On a day I’m scheduled to start work in the evening, I get a phone call. The person on the other end is talking very rapidly and I have a hard time making out everything they’re saying. 

Caller: “Are you coming in to work today?”

Me: “Yes. I didn’t think I was scheduled to start for a few more hours.”

Caller: “You were supposed to be here half an hour ago! Are you coming or not?”

I’m panicked because it’s a new job that I really need.

Me: “I am so sorry; I must have misread the schedule! I’ll be right in!”

I rush about to get ready and catch a bus to the mall. I rush into the shop and apologize profusely. My boss looks super confused. 

Boss: “You don’t start for another two hours. I didn’t call you!”

I am baffled, as well. Seeing as the bus takes about half an hour to get me home, I decide to just kill time in the mall until my shift starts. Twenty minutes later, I get another call. 

Caller: “Where are you? This is very unprofessional; do I need to get your shift covered?”

Me: “I’m sorry, but who is this?”

The caller identifies themself as someone from a store where I dropped off a resume but never got called for an interview.

Me: “I don’t work for you! I’ve never worked for you. I dropped a resume off weeks ago but never heard from you.”

Caller: “Oh, whoops. I must have written down the wrong number.”

Me: “I rushed into my job thinking I was actually late because of your call and wasted my afternoon!”

Caller: *Hangs up*

Related:
You Got The Wrongest Number, Part 8
You Got The Wrongest Number, Part 7
The Wrongest Number Got You
The Wrongest Reply To The Wrong Number
You Got The Wrongest Number, Part 6

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