Friday, November 14, 2008

Seasonal Help

I worked with this company off and on for three years while I was attending SUU. I would come home during summer and other breaks and work in good ol' Fashion Place Mall. It was a good set up to have. Then life continued, I moved, was a server at Tony Roma's for a year while finishing college, taught insane but loveable Jr. High Students for 5 years, then retired at the ripe age of 27 to stay home with the kid. I have a couple of small random side jobs that fit into life that I do right now, but Jake's current schedule has been more open during evenings this semester than any of the others. I talked to him about possibly applying for nighttime seasonal help somewhere, just because I could......and because I want the AC in my car fixed.
So I marched into the mall one day and presented my extremely limited schedule to TR wondering how they would weigh previous experience with it. Turns out it wasn't a problem, and I was hired. What I'm getting to is that this was the easiest first day of a job I've had in my life. It was so nice not being completely clueless and overwhelmed and just having things come back to me. No problem. Strut-ting. I've also found that I'm not as terrified to approach people as I once was. Hooray for working on a lifetime of awkwardness! still working on it. I once swore I would never work retail during Christmas again (or ever) because it made me hate people. I lied. I'm tougher this time around. I think it'll be kind of fun and then over before I know it.... and then I'll have made, what?, like 34 bucks or something.
And don't worry to those of you related to me. I will not be Christmas shopping there at all. I will not be finding every possible piece of metal in my possession to engrave like I did last time. I'm just seasonal. I don't get to engrave this time around.


Rasmussen Forever said...

I hate working retail too, but I did work in human resources for 5 years and trust me, hating people definitely something I would say often, when I was working there. Good luck with your new job!

Wendy Peay said...

Good for you Mern!! Have fun

KRISTA said...

Isn't it funny how when you go back to some things they are so much easier/better than you remembered.