Excitement Smokin' Job Application

Excitement Smokin' is a smoke/head shop, catering to a variety of smoke-related items and 420 culture products. Our lineup includes vaporizers, glass pipes, water pipes, hand pipes, rolling papers, grinders, smoke accessories of all types, 420 culture accessories, and more. Due to the laws in the state of Pennsylvania, our products are intended for tobacco usage, essential oils, and CBD infused items, only.

Our focus is on helping folks of all lifestyles, ages and preferences to enjoy, satisfy and increase their personal smoking pleasures while supporting and maintaining well being.

We've been in business for over 25 years with our adult-industry stores, located throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania including Philadelphia, Reading, Harrisburg and York, Pa. Over the last 15 years we've evolved from a mostly male-oriented movie retailer into a multi-faceted adult pleasure products superstore chain, catering to a growing segment of individuals and couples from all walks of life who want to enhance their sex lives. About 5 years ago we added smoke products to our stores and the growth of this department has been exponential, leading us to open our first standalone smoke shop, just a few doors down from our York Excitement Adult Store.

At this time we're looking for a few top-notch employees to add to our staff that would be well-suited for the smoke industry and can offer outstanding sales and service to our customers. Those that are a good fit for us are non-judgmental, smoke-positive, naturally engaging (able to strike up conversations with anyone), open-minded, efficient and hard working. Our prime hours are evenings and weekends, though we need both full- and part-time staff and for the right candidates, we are considering key holder and management-level responsibilities.

Applicants should have a personal interest and passion for smoke-related items and be comfortable learning about and then educating customers about all of our products. We have excellent and ongoing training, plus many educational resources, a generous 40% employee discount, and opportunities for advancement, additional promotional sales periods, and paid time off for qualifying full-time staff after a year of full-time service.

As an employee, will you welcome and support the philosophy that customer satisfaction and education is not a key factor in a shopping experience, but rather the #1 ingredient in a successful in-store experience.

We offer unique career opportunities and compensation for the right motivated candidates once you are able to prove your value to our team. If you are at least 18 years of age, and you feel that you may be one of the "select few" that we're looking for, please take a few minutes to consider and provide honest answers the questions we've provided below. We believe this job is about heart as much as smarts, so please keep that in mind when answering these questions. Don't tell us what you think we want to hear, instead give us YOUR answers.

Thank you,

David Betesh

President and Owner

Email address *
Which location are you interested in working at: *
First and Last Name: *
Home Address: *
Phone Number and best time to call: *
Are you 18 or older? *
Do you have a valid PA drivers license and reliable method of transportation? *
Have you ever been convicted of a crime? If yes, please elaborate.
Are you legally eligible to work in the United States? *
Tell us about your educational background (High School, College, Tech, Other; years completed and/or degrees obtained). *
Tell us about your current work situation and recent or relevant employment history including tenure at each job. *
What would your most recent supervisor have to say about you? (We will not contact any current employers without your permission.) *
What's the longest position or job, you've ever held? (This can include non-work-related responsibilities like volunteering, camp counselor, sports/team activities, summer positions or school-related functions) *
Are you currently employed anywhere else? Do you intend to remain employed there while also working with the smoke store? (This will not disqualify you from consideration.) *
How many hours per week are you seeking? Full time is 35-45 hours/wk, Part time is 10-30 hours, please be specific about the amount you'd prefer *
General Availability *
Check the times you are typically AVAILABLE to work. If your schedule is frequently changing between available and unavailable, select the bottom option and we can discuss further if needed.
Morning & Early Afternoon Only
Evening Only
Unavailable all day
My availability changes frequently on this day
In a few sentences, describe your most relevant experience from previous employment that would apply to your role with us. (Retail or customer service preferred) *
In a few sentences, describe what 420 culture or smoke-related knowledge would make you a good candidate for us to hire? Where do you learn about 420-related information? (PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF TERMINOLOGY - ex, tobacco use only, waterpipes, hand pipes, essential oils, oil rigs, etc.) *
Are you seeking to grow into a long term/full time/career-oriented position with us? Or would you prefer something part time only? *
Have you ever visited one of our Excitement stores smoke shops? If so, please tell us briefly about your in-store experience (positive or negative) including when you visited and if you’ve ever made a purchase for yourself or others or if you’ve received something from us as a gift. *
What are your interests outside of work? (Passions, hobbies, volunteer work, etc.) *
What makes you want to get up and go to work each day? What motivates you most? (It is acceptable to answer money, but please provide other reasons as well.) *
Tell us about a time when you were able to learn something quickly and immediately put your new information into action or teach someone else about it. *
How comfortable are you in having/starting a conversation with someone about their smoke-related preferences? *
In a few sentences, tell us about a time when you excelled at providing customer service. *
How would you define great customer service? What does a customer experience from start to finish of their shopping encounter that makes for great customer service? *
What, if anything, bothers you about the staff or a store environment when you shop? What factors make for an uncomfortable or inconvenient shopping experience as a customer? *
How do you handle new work challenges and new policies or ways of doing things? Are you cautious to explore new methods or take on new challenges until you fully understand them, know what exactly is asked of you and see the benefit of doing it? Or do you jump right into new projects, changes or taking risks on new methods and adapt quickly to new situations? Does change make you nervous or excited? *
If you were the hiring manager, what would you say (in a few sentences or less) makes someone a good employee? *
What makes you a perfect candidate for us? Why should we invite you in for an interview? Anything else we should know about you? *
Finally, this last question will not impact your application, we simply want to know for research purposes: Do you prefer to buy smoke-related items in a retail store or online? Please explain why you prefer one shopping experience over the other.
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