Karina gets hired at Jack in the Box
Karina Garza, Staff Writer
December 1, 2011 • 198 views
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Looking for a job isn’t necessarily the easiest thing when you have no experience at any jobs. It does not help when every interview managers say “we need someone with experience.” As soon as I turned 16 last year in 2010 I was job hunting and it was always the same result: no job. As a teenager of a Hispanic family of five, supporting and helping my family is one of the most important priorities of my life. I was going crazy. I went one whole year exactly without getting hired. On the Sunday morning of November 5th my dad and I went to Jack in the Box for breakfast. To my luck, the manager was working in the drive-thru. While we were waiting for our order to be ready, my friend Maira Garcia, who was working front counter told the manger I had turned in an application recently. After receiving my breakfast Crystal said to me, “Karina are you still looking for a job? Can you come by Tuesday at 4 PM?” I was so excited I could not wait. On November 8th, 2011 I had my interview at 4 PM with Crystal, Jack in the Box’s manager. After being asked professional questions by Crystal she said to me “so this will be your first job?” As soon as she said that my stomach dropped and I thought to myself, oh no. Here comes the typical “we need someone with experience”. But no! Crystal said, “Well expect my call. Thank you for coming”. On November 9th Maria told me Crystal was expecting my call. With all the excitement, butterflies in my stomach, and as nervous as I was, I called her. As soon as she picked up I told her “Hi Crystal, this is Karina”. She said, “Yes Karina come by Friday at 4 PM with black pants so I can provide you with your Jack in the Box shirts and hat.” HIRED!!!
Finally after a year of job hunting I got hired two weeks before my birthday. What a great way to start my seventeenth year of life.
Jack in the Box “Our Story’
1951- An Icon is Born Led by restaurateur Robert O. Peterson, the first Jack in the box restaurant opens in San Diego, CA at 6270 El Cajon blvd.
1958-Growing up Jack in the Box celebrates the opening of its 14th restaurant. That’s, like, two per year!
1960-Serving the Valley of the Sun Jack in the Box opens their first restaurant outside of California in Phoenix, AZ. The Grand Canyon State will never be the same.
1963- The Stars at Night… …are big and bright Jack in the Box expands into the Lone Star State with restaurants in Houston and Dallas/ Ft. Worth. Back at home , Jack in the Box opens a new headquarters building on Balboa avenue in San Diego , CA. They’ve been there ever since.
1964-The Century Club They haven’t turned 100 years old, but Jack in the Box opens its 100th restaurant!
1969- Rise and Shine! In the first of many firsts, Jack in the Box becomes the first fast-food chain to offer a breakfast sandwich, which will later come to be known as the Breakfast Jack.
1971- Extreme Makeover Jack in the Box unveils the newest style of restaurants, with indoor and outdoor seating and the famous SpeakerBox clown, which greets in the drive-thru. Jack in The Box also unveils its new signature burger, the Jumbo Jack. You may heard of that one.
1972- A True Brand Ambassador The lovable Rodney Allen Rippey stars in his first television commercial for jack in the Box, starting a campaign as spokesman that would span 14 years.
1979- Coast to Coast The Jack in the Box chain spreads its wings and grows to more than 1,000 locations with restaurants in areas like Detroit, Chicago and New York.
1980-The End of an Era In a move to underscore the brand’s shift to focus more on adults, Jack in the Box blew up its iconic SpeakerBox clown in television commercial. Jack in the Box also starts to close restaurants in new markets to focus on the Southwest.
1992- Growing Public Seeking to recreate the growth era of the 70’s Jack in the Box goes public with a public offering on the New York stock Exchange. The move eventually pays off, as Jack continues to grow this day.
1995- Jack’s back Thanks to the ‘miracle of plastic surgery”, jack in the Box returns to reclaim his rightful role as the maverick CEO of jack in the Box “ousting” the current Board of directors. One of the most successful and long-running ad campaigns is launched.
1996- Jack runs for President A true man of the people, Jack ran for President of the USA in 1996 and beat out Bill Clinton and Bob Dole in a national independent Virtual Vote poll.
Jack unveils the Meaty Cheesy Boys The fictional boy band was created to market the ultimate cheeseburger and was a parody of the boy band craze of the late 90’s band member included EJ (“The Shy one” ), TJ (“the Exotic One”), JT (“The Cute One”), TK(“The Tough One”), and the other EJ(“ The Other One”), and “TJ” was played by wade Robson who later went on to dance and Choreograph for stars such as Britney Spears.
Jack takes Fast Food to the next level with Sirloin Jack in the box introduces the first 100% Sirloin Burger in fast food history.
Jack introduces real Fruit smoothies
Jack gets hit by a Bus Jack gets hit by a bus during the super bowl. After several weeks in a coma, Jack wakes up, launches a new logo and website, and reminds guests that he serves anything on the menu, anytime.