I am a Costco Member. I received a phone call from the Etobicoke Ontario Canada Costco on Queen Elizabeth Blvd location from an employee on Saturday September 10 2011 in the evening.
I was being offered a stocking job and had to show up for a 10:30 AM interview the next day (Sunday). I am a single parent of a disabled 13 boy. I made the 150 mile trip by a friend who drove me to the Costco. I was laid off over a year ago and was hoping to receive a job.
I personally have Tourettes syndrome and find it difficult in convincing employers to hire me. I met with Scott and Koln who asked if I had any Merchandising experiance or what I can bring to Costco. I said I have no experiance. I have many years working in the Grocery field.
They asked if I could identify the employee who set up the interview with both Scott and Koln and I said that the employee didn't identify himself. They both said sorry about having me come in for nothing. Koln asked about why I have been unemployed so long. I said that I have had a lot of interviews but it's not my choice that I am unemployed.
No one wants to hire me. I guess my disabilties scare off any potential employers like Costco. I frequent Costco often as I have a membership. I travelled 150 miles in hopes of employment and to give my son a better life.
I didn't think Costco would treat a customer and potential employee like this. The interview lasted about 10 minutes. I sat just outside of the Costco's front doors from 10:20 AM to just before 12:00 noon; When I was approached by a Costco employee who asked if I was alright and If I needed any assistance or medical assistance. I said no I'm sitting here awaiting my friend to pick me up.
I explained that I was called here for a job interview and I was also a Club Member. This employee rudely informed me about Costco's Anti Loitering rule. I would have to leave the property if I'm not shopping here. I did not know the area and had walked for a few miles along the roadway until my friend spotted me walking and stopped to pick me up.
I guess all the years of my patronage of Costco boils down to this. I guess if you have a disability, employment is out of the question at Costco Email firstname.lastname@example.org