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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Another new job

Well here we go again. Yup I'm employed.

But I'm already feeling much better about this job compared to the last one. I am now employed by Paradise Pets right here in good old St A.

I found the interview was highly enjoyable. (How many ppl can say that). I felt respected for my experience and age from the moment I walked in there. This is something that has been sorely lacking in the job finding process. I'm starting at 10 an hour which for they're standards is high I guess. It is a small family owned pet store after all. They employ a lot of teens of course so I guess I was an angel dropped from heaven. (They're words not mine.) They've had a really hard time finding mature older ppl to work evenings and weekends. They where thrilled which makes me thrilled. I'm actually looking forward to Monday! They want to groom me for management! The two younger girls conducting the interview called the owner and his wife in after 5 minutes of talking to me. I expected that I guess but it was still nice to hear. So they're going to start me in the fish room since apparently fish ppl are hard to come by. Since I have the two tanks that makes me an expert! Surprised? So was I.

Then after that they're going to bounce me around a lot so I can learn everything there is to learn. I'm looking forward to learning more about the pets I've never owned. Not so much the creepy ones, but I've yet to see a big hairy spider there so I think I'm safe. Lizards and snakes I can take. They told me that screaming like a little girl is perfectly acceptable, lol, so I was glad for that. On the application they actually ask if your squeamish about touching live worms etc, I had to put a ? since I've never had to face that sort of situation. They assured me that it really wasn't that bad. I'll have to take they're word for it until I am faced with the problem. I'll keep you posted. At the very least this job should be more interesting then selling toasters, so here's hoping this one can last. They're working with my available hours and it's super close to home. I have relatively high hopes for this one. I've never walked in there and seen the staff looking unhappy with their job, so that's always a good sign. The uniform looks tolerable. Jeans and a golf shirt looks comfortable enough, and I don't have to tuck it in so I won't look like an egg with legs! Yahoo! Oh and it's not bright, bright, bright red. Did I mention that I hated the uniform at Crappy T! Red! Man made material (Rayon I think) it was like walking around in a thick, itchy sack. I couldn't move! Yuck! I'll take the blue, cotton golf shirt thanx.

Well that's it for me today. At the very least for you ladies this new job might make for some interesting reading. I'll keep you updated on the pet facts I learn, I'm sure there's going to be some surprises and funny little things that will come up.

Have a good one!

1 comment:

Jordanna said...

Tee hee egg with legs! Congrats on the new job, sounds fun!