Taking things a day at a time

Monday, June 1, 2009




I'm actually real nervous about it, to be honest. I've never had a real job before. I had a couple TA things in high school, but that wasn't really anything. And with my job on the Publicity Crew at Linfield...well, I don't really consider that a "job" you know? I didn't really learn any kind of skills that regular jobs require.

I admit that I found out the job opening on craigslist. Yes, I'm admitting to that. But fuck it. I don't care where I hear about a job from, as long as I hear about a job, I apply, and I hopefully get interviewed and hired.

The one downside about this job is that it's at Pearlridge, which is pretty much the only shopping center/mall in a 20 mile radius of Pearl City. So that means there is ALWAYS a shitload of kids at the mall. And I fucking hate kids. :/ It's also on the same side of the mall that the movie theatres is at, so there'll be even more kids around. But I'll deal.

Oh, yeah. I guess I should mention where exactly I'm working. I got hired at Cookie Corner, which is a local cookie place. They've got reallyyyyy good cookies there. And I'm glad that when I go home I'll smell like cookies and not french fries and oil.

What I'm most nervous about is handling a register. I get super paranoid when I think about being in charge of money and making sure that I get the right amount and that I give the customer the right amount of change back. Money in general makes me nervous. I don't even like carrying a lot of cash on my at any given time. Paranoid. I get very paranoid.

Hopefully I don't suck at his job. I'm kinda worrying about how stressed and nervous I'll be when I first start working. I'd hate to mess up and do something wrong or stupid. I know that I don't give myself any slack, so I really have to do well. I go in on Wednesday for the paperwork and stuff. Not sure if I'll be training that same day too or not. The manager didn't say when she called.

Tomorrow I should go to Ross and try to find black pants and a red shirt. And hopefully I can wear my black Converse to work, if not, then I'll have to buy regular, boring black shoes. That would be lame.

Damn. I've got a job. :) I think I'll take a picture of myself on my first day of work. Kinda like my first day of school. Haha.


Blogger Bryan said...

Congratulations! that's cool that you got a job. and who cares if you found it on craigslist? i was totally looking for jobs on that today, and on monster.com. at least you have a job! haha....sorry i haven't sent you a letter in a week or two. but i'm going to write you one tomorrow probably, now that i'm back in new york. anyway...hope everything is awesome!

June 2, 2009 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger J. Cordelia said...

I agree with Bryan...ain't no shame in Craigslist.

Don't be nervous, I'm sure you'll do fine. Handling the register is a bit scary at first, but it's really easy--especially since everything is becoming more and more computerized.


June 3, 2009 at 12:07 PM  

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