WFAA-TV(DALLAS) — When the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop in Dallas, Texas, decided to expand and open new locations this year, its owner took an unconventional approach to hiring new employees.
He had them submit a video of their best dance moves, reported ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas.
“We found a lot of great people that way,” said Jeremy Turner, owner of the holiday pop-up shop business.
“All you had to do was dance,” he told WFAA-TV. “It showed us you were willing to have fun.”
Turner received dozens of videos from high school students looking for part-time work, and even one from a 69-year-old retired teacher. “When he stopped laughing, he said, ‘You’re hired’’ recalled Diane McCusker. She told WFAA-TV she loves her job.
“I don’t have kids to make me Christmas-y,” she said, “so what a great way to interact with all of these people.”
McCusker told WFAA-TV she hopes to work at the seasonal store for the rest of her life.
“I’ll be selling sweaters on a walker,” she joked.
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