Job Application Form 1.
AN1: I’m giving using HTML tags a try and I may have gone overboard using them though. Please let me know if using them made this story easier to read.
Job Application Form 1.
Buffy Summers was sitting curled up on a sofa in the Cleveland Council’s Headquarters common room with her back was resting against one of the big puffy leather arms. She was barefoot and was switching between nibbling on the end of her pen and filling out the Job Application Form resting on a clipboard on her thigh. She had her resume also resting on the clipboard so that she could double check the dates of her education and other job experiences.
The Form was for a Mixed Martial Arts Dojo nearby and she felt that this possible job was much more suitable to her skills and temperament, unlike that of the secretarial/assistant job at the Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital had been.
For once the common room was quiet with only a half dozen of the Mini’s hanging around, two of which were in the middle of what looked to be a somewhat heated chess game on one of the coffee tables, three looked to be doing school work together in front of the fire, and the last was curled up in an arm chair listening to music with her headphones on and sketching energetically almost frantically in a sketchbook.
Focusing back on the Form Buffy went back to filling it out to the best of her ability; she hadn’t had to fill out too many of them yet and was still nervous about making a good impression by doing not making any mistakes.
The first parts had been easy to fill out. Her name was obviously Buffy Anne Summers, and her age and contact details had quickly followed. She had put her address down as the Council’s Cleveland House and that her main contact phone number was her Mobile’s/Cellular’s number.
The next couple of questions were ones where she had to circle YES or NO.Was she eligible to work in the United States?
Obviously the answer was YES. It was quickly circled.Was she under 18 years of age? If so did she have as employment/age certificate?
Buffy circled the N/A (Not Applicable) option.Had she ever been convicted or pleaded no contest to a felony within the last five years?
Buffy circled NO. With the skills of the more computer savvy types like Oz and the Magic Coven that associated with the Council, those who had gotten in trouble legally over the years while acting as a Slayer had had their criminal records electronically and magically disappear. She skipped the section that asked her to explain if the answer had been YES.
Now came the more in depth sections, for which some weird reason tended to trip Buffy up whenever she had to fill out. When she had applied for the job at the Doublemeat Palace she hadn’t had too much info to fill put down and she still had had to use the extra form as the original had ended up a complete mess.Position applied for?
Buffy wrote down Aikido Teacher in the space provided.The days that she would be available to work?
Buffy wasn’t fussed about this and circled all of the listed days, all seven of them. The hours that she would be available to work?
Buffy wrote down Whenever I am needed.What date was she available to start work?Straight away
was her answer to that.
Next it asked her for the name and address of the schools she had graduated from
and the Graduation dates
plus the Degrees
and or Diploma
she gained from her education.
With an unsettled stomach Buffy could only write down Sunnydale High School
in the proper section leaving plenty of empty spaces that she was unable to fill out. It still bugged her that she had been able to get into Northwestern but had not been able to go due to financial reasons, and then had therefore been stuck going to UC Sunnydale which she hadn’t been able to complete due to her Mother’s sudden death. It still hurt. At least Dawn had been able to get into a good College (or was it a University?) over in England on a great scholarship.
Taking a deep breath Buffy took a moment to refocus on the task at hand.What Skills and Qualifications aka Licenses, Skills, Training, Awards did she have
Here Buffy found herself in something of a quandary. She was experienced in many Martial Arts and had gotten qualifications to teach many of them. In fact she had taught many of the to the Mini’s more than the basics of many of them. To put them all in would probably be unbelievable to the Dojo’s boss but she wanted to give them a good enough reason to want to hire her.
Instead Buffy decided to write down a couple that she knew that the Dojo’s teachers had experience in, and a couple that they didn’t have classes for.
- First was her Aikido
qualification for the obvious reason that it was the Job she was applying for, and was one of the Arts that Buffy made sure all the girls had to learn as it suited their generally smaller frames.
- Second then was Tai Chi Chuan
, added because ever since she’d learned it from Angel Buffy had found it to be a great way of releasing tension. Buffy had continued to practice it over the last half a dozen or so years making sure to teach all her Mini’s so that they could benefit also. It was also a great way to meditate for the restless Slayer.
- Next Buffy listed Jujitsu
, as its practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it. Another skill she insisted her Slayers know as most of the threats that they would face would be much bigger than her.
- Fourthly she listed Kendo
which translated as “Way of the Sword”, another must that Buffy and others taught to the Mini’s so that they could safely wield swords and be able to take down demons which could only die if you cut their heads of, etc.
- Next she added Archery
. Another good skill to have, having come in handy, especially the crossbow, which when used the arrow could pierce some of the toughest demon hides. It was actually one of the Mini’s from Japan that had taught her how to use a long bow which had been an enjoyable challenge.
- And finally she listed Jeet Kune Do
, the hybrid martial arts system and life philosophy founded by martial artist Bruce Lee. His belief that combat was spontaneous and that a martial artist cannot predict it, only react to it, and that a good martial artist should “Be like water” and move fluidly without hesitation was just one of the reasons that Buffy felt that JKD suited her. Plus, as the Wikipedia entry had told her when she had looked the style up, the focus of JKD is “eclectic,” and she liked that.
Buffy left it at listing just those six, as for some reason she felt that listing Krav Maga
and other similar fighting styles wouldn’t be taken so well.
That just left the Employment History to go.Present or last position?
Buffy listed down the Schools for Slayers in Scotland, Rome and in Cleveland well the cover stories suitable for the public of all three. She then wrote in the job position descriptions that she had been a Den Mother and Self Defense Teacher for all three schools. She also made sure to write down the public information such as Phone Numbers, Supervisors name, etc.
For the responsibilities
Buffy added the non-slaying duties she’d had and was surprised to realize just how much she had ended up doing through that time. It was more than she had first realized she’d done. What were Buffy’s reasons for leaving those jobs?
- Her reasons for leaving Scotland were simple enough, with Dawn settled in at Cambridge and things in the school having settled down Buffy had felt that it was time for her to leave. Plus the opportunity to go Rome and the atmosphere there had been exciting.
- Her reasons for leaving Rome had been simple as well. She was homesick for the good Ol’ US of A.
- And as for her reason for leaving the Cleveland School, well with Faith back from maternity leave it was time for Buffy to hand the reins back to her. May they contact her current Employer?
Buffy circled YES. Robin had told her that he was willing to be her newest reference.
Writing down 4 references had been easy with Giles being her earliest and Robin her latest.
Near the end, the senior slayer read the final paragraph . . . I certify that information contained in this application is true and complete. I understand that false information may be grounds for not hiring me or for immediate termination of employment at any point in the future if I am hired. I authorize the verification of any or all information listed above.
. . . Buffy then signed and dated the form in the last remaining spaces.
Finished, and not one mistake that she could see, Buffy carefully placed it in a little protective pocket with one of her resumes and made a reminder note to drop it in the first thing the next day.
Stifling a yawn she stretched out along the sofa, after putting clipboard and other items down and safely out of the way of trampling feet, and decided to enjoy the peace and quiet for as long it lasted.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Buffy
AN2: Now I know that this ficlet didn’t have any other fandom characters as such but it is part of this series and the next one that I have planned definitely is a crossover, I won’t tell you with which fandom just yet however as I want it to be a surprise.