Back on topic- I drove out to the nearest Best Buy store. That's where the Geek Squad precincts are located. Before I entered the store, a smile was brought to my face as I witnessed a female Geek Squad agent coming out of her Chevrolet Express Geek Squad van. I thought to myself, "I'm going to be one of them." Not a female, mind you, just a geek.
With that, I entered the store with my head held high. Some employees passed by. Instead of asking them for directions to the Geek Squad booth, I assessed the aisle names and went from there. So it turns out, I can't apply in-store. I have do it online. I was very disappointed... What kind of store does that? I was looking forward to using one of those application kiosks or at least spend an hour filling out a hand-written application.
So, I went online and did some research. Apparently, none of the nearby stores are hiring. To better quote them:
Please Note - We are not currently hiring for most positions. If you'd like to be considered for future opportunities, please click on one of our postings below or subscribe to this category. Thank you for your interest in Best Buy. - Best Buy
I was really pissed off. It wasn't even worth the drive. I wasted a quarter tank of gas on the car ride there and back. I'd like to close with a short conversation I had with a Geek Squad agent online right before I left to apply.
[3:00 PM] Agent Guidry says: This session may be recorded for quality and monitoring purposes. This is Agent Guidry how may I help you?
[3:00 PM] Blade Genexis says: Hey, Guidry.
[3:00 PM] Blade Genexis says: I don't have any questions, just thought I'd let you know that I'm about to apply for the Geek Squad!
[3:00 PM] Agent Guidry says: Ok, great.
[3:01 PM] Blade Genexis says: Any last minute suggestions?
[3:02 PM] Agent Guidry says: Well, you can apply either in store, or online @ geeksquad.com and click on careers. Once you choose the position you would like to apply for it will list if there is an opening or internship for the position.
[3:02 PM] Blade Genexis says: Yes, I'm going to apply for an in-store CIA position.
[3:03 PM] Blade Genexis says: There's more than one Best Buy store in my area, though. So I'm going to drive around and check 'em out.
[3:03 PM] Blade Genexis says: I gotta' finish getting ready. Wish me luck!
He never replied after that.