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Fill Out This Application And Wait Over There

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  68 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
The 'gap' year. Hailee Moxie's 'Escape to Asia' Access account stands at $129.65. She must join the workforce. This involves getting up unnaturally early in the morning, wearing unattractive clothes and being nice to whining customers, all for very small wages. A very funny first-hand account of life at the bottom of the heap.
288 pages
Published August 2009 by Omnibus
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Judy Nickless
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quite a few laughs at customer service experiences :)
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Teens, age 15-19, Teens who like funny books
Shelves: made-me-laugh
I really enjoyed reading 'Fill Out This Application And Wait Over There'. There were so many aspects of this book that I liked, hence my rating of 5 stars.

- It was refreshing to read a YA fiction book written by an Australian author - I actually understood the references!!! (like Jim's Mowing, a Bryce Courtney novel, Kmart)

- I found it easy to relate to the main character, Hailee Moxie, and I believe other 15+ teens probably would too.

- Hailee's diary was written in a very realistic, light, fun
Jan 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: YA fans
Recommended to Kirsti by: The Library
I'd say I'd give it a 2.5, leaning more towards the two, for a very good reason. This book is about 200 pages too long! You find yourself reading similar situations over and over, and wondering why you should care. There are snippets of really good writing, and some laugh out loud moments, but on the whole it is a bit of a drag. Hailee reads like a 12 year old at most points, and sounds like an extremely immature 17 year old. I find it hard to believe she went through year 12 and yet reminds clu ...more
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
Well that was a bit depressing, not looking forward to finding a job now...

I've figured out that the reason I didn't like this book that much is simply because despite being the same age and even living in the same city (which, for Adelaide, is rare in a book) as the main character, I could not relate to her *AT ALL*. (Probably not a flaw of the book or characterisation or anything, just a personal reason why I didn't like it much.)

Also the other thing is that Hailee got an interview at literall
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ruth Starke is from Adelaide! I had to reference her a lot in all my children's lit essays at uni and kept spelling her name 'Strake' for some reason, apparently that word brings out latent dyslexic tendencies in me.

Anyway I liked this, it was funny and realistic. I do like 'slice of life' type books that deal with everyday, ordinary little dramas instead of big unusual dramas. They're only boring if they're badly written, and this wasn't. Hailee was maybe a bit immature and clueless for an 18 y
this book RULES. it is like a slice of my life. there are rude and crazy customers. strange and invasive job interviews. creepy and harrassing men in the meat department. chocolate- related work accidents. percent off expired food sales. customer fights over on-sale chickens. gay window dressers. chinese tourists who are afraid of clothing stores. mothers whe date organic spinach growers. its all here - and its TRUE.

if you have ever worked at a dead end 'im gonna kill someone' kinda job then thi
Our Library Mornington
Jan 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: we-recommend
Hailee Moxie has attitude, and a “gap” year! She is saving to go travelling in Asia, so all she needs is a cool job and away she goes.. But how easy is it to get a cool job – and to keep it? How can she survive the awful hours involved? How will she juggle more than one casual job at once? And how polite are the customers to shop assistants? Can Hailee really save up enough for her air fare, or will those hidden expenses erode her savings?

Find all the answers in this laugh a minute diary from so
Feb 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, 2010
This fictional diary of a girl's gap year and the minimum-wage jobs she does to earn money for travelling to Thaliand is quite funny, although it's not one that's going to stick into my mind. If you like journal-entry-style diaries, complete with irony, wicked humour, and daily life, then this one's for you.
Good Golly Miss Holly
Oct 29, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: teenagers who about to or currently are in the workforce
As I am currently in the process of applying for a few different jobs, I thought this novel would provide some humor and insight to the subject and while there is a little bit of laughter to be had with our protag testing the waters with a range of positions from Check Out Chick to Junior Journalist, it ultimately felt like something was missing.
Sep 06, 2010 rated it liked it
The writer is from Adelaide so I can easily imagine what she writes. I guess that is the main attraction for me, but it is not a bad book so even if she is from the Antarctic I will still read it.

I have always wondered if the cashiers are ever sick of saying "Hi, how are you?" to every single customers that go to the counters. Turns out, they do.
Meaghan Mallia
Jun 28, 2010 rated it liked it
it was good dragged on a bit sorta still good tho read it!!!!!
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Ruth Starke lives in Adelaide, South Australia, and has published more than 20 novels for young people including the award-winning NIPS XI, which was named Honour Book (Younger Readers) in the 2001 CBC Awards and is currently on the Fiction for Young Readers curriculum, Noodle Pie and the Captain Congo series of graphic novels.

She was awarded the Carclew Fellowship in 2002, and currently serves as
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