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With bank loans hard to secure, Nan liked to have some fun at the applicant's expense.
Tags:loan, loans, lend, lends, lending, lender, lenders, bank loan, bank loans, loan officer, loan officers, applicant, applicants, apply, applies, applying, applied, order, orders, ordering, ordered, tease, teases, teasing, teased, playful, plays, playing, play, beg, begs, begging, beggar, close to home
"I know, but all promises are off when Daddy's writing his grant proposals."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, son, sons, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, academic, academics, professor, professors, grant, grants, grant proposal, grant proposals, research funding, funding, money, investment, investments, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, non-profit, non-profits, broken promise, broken promises, busy, proposal, proposals, application, applications, applying, finances
"Another reject, Carol. Let's face it, I'll never make a living writing eye charts!"
"If there's anything more we can do for you, don't hesitate to fill out the proper forms."
'You were the best person for the job. That's why you didn't get it.'
'We're all intrigued by this 'special skill' in your resume - you really know how to fold a fitted bedsheet?'
"Aaack! How did an unscheduled hour get on your calendar? This will not look good on your college application."
Tags:mother, mothers, moms, mums, pushy parent, pushy parents, helicopter parent, helicopter parents, mom, mum, parent, parents, over parenting, free time, productive, productivity, over productive, burn out, burning out, daughter, kid, child, childhoods, childhood, offspring, family, families, relationships, schedule, college, school, college applications, application, applying, university, portfolio, building portfolios
"Enjoying 'Hannibal' isn't really sufficient reason for applying to become a doctor!"
"Welcome to Trapeze Talent Inc. If you'd like us to catch you, fill out this form, and we'll get back to you if we're interested."
'We're looking for people who like to take work home.'
"Loaning me your tool box was not exactly what I had in mind."
Tags:home improvement, home improvement loan, home improvement loans, loan, loans, seek a loan, seeking a loan, request, requests, loan application, loan applications, apply, applies, applying, application, applications, tool box, tool boxes, do it yourself, fixer upper, fixer uppers, bad credit, poor credit, bad credit score, bad credit scores
'You must be the one inquiring about the 'temp' position...'
"Fill out an application? Can't I just text it?"
"You'll notice that I was born in 1968—a very prestigious year."
Tags:interview, interviews, interviewing, interview skills, interview success, success, blag, blagging, brag, bragging, hired, hiring, application, apply, applying, work, working, new job, new jobs, career, careers, career advice, arrogance, arrogant, boast, boasting, ego, egos, praise, praising, pride, proud, talent, talents, skill, skills, cv, cv skill, cv skills, resume, resumes, good resume, good resumes, resume writing, cv writing, world of work
Mail Order Moms
'Why did you offer the job to this one?'
'Hello, I'd like to apply for some property insurance.'
'If I got the job as a sales manager here at Zenadine, I would probably straggle in around 10, then surf the Net for a while, do a crossword...'
"Now that my college of choice no longer requires the SAT, I'm relying more than ever on grade inflation."
Tags:college, university, acceptance, admission, admissions, applicant, applying, education, higher education, school, high school, exam, exams, test, tests, testing, sat, grade, grades, inflation, grade inflation, pressure, require, requirement, prerequisite, campus, student, students, universities, colleges
"You'll have to clean your room by yourself. Your plea for disaster aid has been turned down by the President."
Tags:clean, cleans, cleaning, aid, aides, aiding, aided, disaster, disasters, natural disaster, natural disasters, relief, relieves, relieving, messy room, messy rooms, application, applications, apply, applies, applying, chore, chores, excuse, excuses, plea, pleas, plead, pleading, shirk, shirks, shirking, responsibility, responsibilities, disobedience, disobedient, mom, moms, mum, mums, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, mother, mothers, aided
'Tell me why you think you're qualified to work here.'
"Look, we don't do grants up here, so there's no point in writing grant applications."
Tags:guru, gurus, wise man, wise men, grant application, grant applications, application, applications, apply, applies, applying, pointless, pointlessness, fruitless, fruitless endeavor, fruitless endeavors, university, university professor, university professors, philosophy, philosopher, philosophers
A sign you're not applying at a fortune 500 company...
Tags:work, workers, worker, working, worked, works, apply, applying, applied, applies, fortune 500, fortune 500 company, fortune 500 companies, interview, interviews, company, companies, job interview, job interviews, got the job, job, jobs, small business, small businesses, the flying mccoys, flying mccoys
'I'm applying for a job in the prison cafeteria. Can I list you as a reference?'
Tags:prison, prisons, prisoner, prisoners, jail, jails, job, jobs, apply, applies, applying, applied, reference, references, cafeteria, cafeterias, cell, cells, cellmate, cellmates, cell mate, cell mates, applicant, applicants, character reference, character references, refer, refers, the flying mccoys, flying mccoys
"As you can see, I'm a fully qualified sheep dog with first aid and fire warden certificates. I'll take good care of you..."
Tags:sheep dog, sheep dogs, shepherd, shepherds, shepherding dog, shepherding dogs, dog, dogs, sheep, qualification, qualifications, qualify, qualifies, qualifying, first aid, first aid certificate, first aid certificates, fire warden, fire wardens, application, applications, job application, job applications, apply, applies, applying