Thanks for your responses so far. Please keep them coming.
I think she was a bit cheeky to ask for training in a job she knows she won't be committed to for much more than six months, including the training period.
Really? (serious, not snarky) a bit cheeky to look for advancement with a company (granted, different venue) that she's been with for 5+ years? Especially now that the opportunity exists.
I would think that a commitment of at least six months would be enough to train a long time company employee for promotion.
Just for the record . . . DD#1 does not have any experience serving tables. But she knows the menu inside-n-out and has a good rapport with the kitchen staff, so she does have a 1-sided foot up in training (as opposed to a trained server walking in off the street who doesn't know the menu) . . . does that make a difference?
I guess some questions are when does she expect to find a job in her field. It is likely to be right after graduation or take a lot longer. If she hasn't found a job by August, would she stay there waiting tables, or move home? Would she be interested in moving up in the restaurant industry, manager, maybe a job in corporate etc.
Good questions. If she hasn't found a job by the time she graduates, she would stay there waiting tables and ask for full time while she's looking/interviewing. When her lease is up, I'm betting that she will renew. She likes her independence and doesn't want to move back home. Plus she really likes the area. She's also decided to take a year off before going on for her masters, but would really like a job in her field during that off year.
So everything is up in the air right now.
Given the above, what would be good words for DD#1 to say in an interview as to how long she plans on staying there?
There are 2 positions opening up. One mid-December, an early graduate, already gave his notice. And another taking leave due to pregnancy (don't know when she's leaving.)
As far as being honest . . . I already told DD#1 that she did the right thing.
I asked her "What would you have said if you didn't tell the truth?" She didn't have an answer.