Monday, January 5, 2009

Not for the Weak Stomachs

I just HAD to blog about this...maybe some of you have heard of this profession...but in the 10+ years or so that I have been interviewing people for jobs, I have NEVER heard of this. I work for a temp agency and I just had a guy come in to fill out an application. He was formerly a tattoo artist and when I asked him one of our routine questions, about his background he said, "I know it is hard to believe a tattoo artist with a clean background, huh?" We laughed about it and talked about some people we new mutally who are now in prison that used to be tattoo artists. Then I looked over the rest of his application. I come across him most previous job title, " Back up killer"....you can imagine the look on my face!!
Do any of you know what his previous job would have been?
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That is right.....
.......he was a Chicken Killer...not "THE " killer...but the back up killer....lol. He then went into detail about his job....wow...that is ONE job I will never wish upon anyone! Do you all know how this is done? I will spare you the details...but if for some reason you are interested let me know and I will share with you what he shared with me....I will never look at Chickens the same!!

27 comments:

Kristen said...

O...M...G...
that's the funnest thing and to imagine it's true!

Jillene said...

That is HILARIOUS!! Did you bust out laughing like I would have?

Cammie said...

hope you gave him the job!

Call Me Cate said...

Best job title EVER!!!

angi_b72 said...

Yea..I was like, " you were a back up killer? What is that?"....we were all laughing by the time he was done telling us about it. I said what a loud job that would be, all those chickens "crying".....you never knwo what people are going to come up with I guess!!

CynthiaK said...

At least you had him right there in front of you to ask him to clarify the job. Could you imagine how you would have wondered if you'd reviewed a resume like that before an interviewee came in? I'd probably end up videotaping the conversation and wearing a bulletproof vest!!

And yeah, no chicken (or anything else) killing in my future. Please. I don't want to know my dinner before it hits my plate.

Glad you laughed at my sh*t on Crumbs today, too. ;-)

JANE said...

OK one question, are you still gonna eat chicken after finding out what the "killer" does????

angi_b72 said...

lol...it probably won't stop me...i love food!! haha

Kristin said...

I think that I would have left that off my resume. Not even the main killer. WOW! Now I have heard it all.

CaJoh said...

Well, at least he is honest in his application. It is funny how there are so many "positions" out there… makes you wonder what they all mean.

kimber p said...

ew...ew...ew!! There's just some things that should remain a mystery, ya know?? Chicken is my favorite meat..well except crab, but..and wait..I just LOVE Salmon...and I don't want to know...hold up, I adore thick Pork Chops too....and Ribeyes..*mouth watering now*....oh never mind!!

Denise said...

So funny! The only reason I have heard of this is because my nephew just got a job in a chicken processing plant. I was in shock when he told me how excited he was to get the job of cutting the heads off. ugh.

Cathy said...

Could there not be a better title besides "backup killer"? Maybe assistant poultry butcher?

Grand Pooba said...

Oh My God! Who puts that on a job application? Chills & double chills!

So how would I apply to one such job?

sandy said...

How do you seriously put that on an application? Crazy!

angie said...

I don't think I want to even imagine what that job must have entailed. :)

Happy New Year!

The Wife O Riley said...

I shocks me that he put that and didn't just say Poultry Butcher instead. Definitely kind of weird!

The Wife O Riley said...

I shocks me that he put that and didn't just say Poultry Butcher instead. Definitely kind of weird!

The Wife O Riley said...

I shocks me that he put that and didn't just say Poultry Butcher instead. Definitely kind of weird!

April said...

I don't think I want the full story! That is BIZARRE! That should be on Dirty Jobs!

wendy said...

This is too darned funny...especially since there is a chicken farm/factory thingy not far from us and we always see the chicken trucks on the road (and sometimes, the chickens try to jump to freedom...only meeting their untimely demises instead)!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Oh my sweet Mary...I cant even think about that...

:::bile rising:::

Yaya said...

Oh. My. Gosh!

Yeah, don't EVER watch the animal rights video against eating meat/chicken, etc. It turned me into a vegan...for about a week til I forgot about it...

Aubrey said...

LOL
THAT is funny stuff. But WHY word it that way on your app? I can't stop laughing!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Good golly! I don't know how you kept from displaying utter shock all over your face! What a weird job title to have to explain to people over and over again! :D

jenn said...

Haha. That's so funny. I think I would have worded it differently on a job app. But I'm sure it made him standout.

Rachel said...

rofl! know i know who "did-in" my chicken mc-nuggets!