Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I have two job interviews tomorrow and one on Thursday! Hang on a sec... (dancing a little jig) ok, I'm back. One of the interviews is at Borders bookstore. I'm kinda excited about that one because, I mean, who doesn't want to work at a bookstore?? As you, my 4 loyal readers know, I am a reader, man. I loooooove to read. When I was a kid, I would read the back of the cereal box at breakfast. I'll read anything. But, with anything, there are pluses and minuses of working at Borders.

PLUS: Very flexible hours

MINUS: Very sad pay

PLUS: They loan their employees books, so I can read brand new bestsellers without buying them!!

MINUS: It's retail - hours on my feet and did I mention the very sad pay??

PLUS: I am always recommending books to people at Borders anyway, they may as well pay me for it!

MINUS: Did I mention the very sad pay??

So, the question is, do the pluses outweigh the minuses? I dunno. We'll have to see when I have my interview!

I also have an interview at a Spa (oooh, ahhh). If they give employee discounts, I'm probably in trouble... "You want to pay me in free facials, manicures, pedicures and massages? OK!" It's a very high-end spa, so that might be fun. I'd probably meet some celebs, which is ALWAYS fun...but I know nothing about the hours or the pay.

My third interview is at Wells Fargo to be a teller. 30 hours a week. That might be interesting, and the pay will probably be good. I dunno if I'm cut out to be a teller...but ya never know.

I am also applying to be a substitute teacher at the public schools around here. I figure with 80 gazillion schools, they could probably keep me working all day every day if I wanna. AND I won't have to work holidays, AND I'll be off Spring Break, AND if I need a day off, I just refuse a job. Seems like a good plan to me. I think it might be combat pay, especially in the High Schools, but I suspect it will be interesting.

So, my options are wide open and it looks like I can be whatever I want when I grow up. It's exciting to have opportunities, and it will be fun having these interviews over the next couple of days. Stay tuned, sportsfans!!


S.I.L. said...

Oooh, so many fabulous options. What fun! I'm jealous that you're going back into the work world. Say hi for me.

MOM said...

Can't wait to hear what comes of all this. Whoever gets you as an employee is very lucky. If you need a reference, I'll be glad to give you one. (On the other hand, does a reference from your mother count?) (I'll think of a pen name)

Miz C (and Burton) said...

How about a reference from a crazy aunt?????

Sounds like all is progressing nicely! I'll be looking forward to the next installment!