I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Coats Small Engine Services (Coats, NC) in September 2009.
I walked into the small shop and was greeted by the owner. He explained to me that he knew that I was a single mother and that the economy was taking a turn for the worse. He could not match what I was used to but I won the job as soon as I stated a job is a job and I promise if you give me a chance, I will help you grow and make a profit within 6 months. He held me to it and I did it. In six months, I made him $5,000 profit in a repair shop that had only been open 5 months!
I negotiated that I would make him a profit within six months if he could promise to give me a 25 cent raise. I did that, he gave me a $2 raise!
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