Part of the fun of visiting Don Quijote discount superstores is the vastly diverse clientele swarming the narrow aisles. People from all walks of life sort through the unique, chintzy merchandise and add a distinct flavor to the atmosphere inside the gaudy stores.

An atmosphere that Don Quijote apparently does not want to see behind the counter. The retail giant has put out an urgent call for “plain, normal people” on its online job postings after struggling to find even these very average folks in their latest round of recruiting in the Tokyo Metropolis.

In a frustrated cry for help, Don Quijote posted reasons why previous applicants had failed to measure up to its expectations on FromAnavi (the post has since been removed). Some applicants for the position of cashier were turned away because they turned in resumes containing only their names or purikura photo booth pictures of themselves. Others appeared at their interviews with mohawks, or showed up two hours late and greeted their interviewers with “Wassup?”

Perhaps the most disappointing report was of applicants who wrote that the reason they applied was to kill time. 

Don Quijote has now specified that it is looking for “nothing fancy. No experience necessary, but no weirdos!”

source: from Anavi (Japanese)
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