05 May 2003
It looks like I've got a new part-time job. I decided to examine my strengths and found my
a) rowing experience
b) lifelong clutzitude
c) nursery-school know-how
d) umm, engineering degree and ensuing experience
led me inevitably to a volunteer position helping coach high school rowers.
Well, all of that, and my belief that I'm destined to die drowning.
Now I'd like to find another part-time job to fill the rest of the hours. What can a reasonably employable girl do for 28 hours a week? Here's my current list of prospects:
a craft store
2 upscale grocery/delis
1 sporting goods store and 2 clothing stores I find myself frequenting at the mall
the mall photo processing place-slash-camera store
Incidentally, I find this entire process horribly depressing, and I feel like I'm making the complete transition back into the sixteen year old I once was, complete with allergies and springtime acne. The other girls are all talking prom dresses and I'm all tall and wearing sweatpants.
If you don't have any good ideas, could you at least throw me a bone and pay me a nice compliment?
Posted at 5:38 PM in category row your boat.
oh Kate E... it's all going to work itself out - you'll see
just make sure it's something that you like to do..
what about photography?
or that wedding/event planner thing?
or daycare (either working at one or starting your own)?
I've gotta run - I have to get to the job that I'm getting tired of and I'm not quite sure I like anymore.. it has to get better or I'm going to cry..
because when i was reading your post
i was all excited by the list
i've always romanticized
working in a bookstore
i'm with Stephanie in feeling like i'm tired with my job
that i'm not sure i like anymore
and i've been working like crazy again
before i got to the end
oo craft store
oo processing/camera shop
also, of all the folks i've met anywhere
you are one of those few people
who can actually do just about anything you want to do.
call me if you wanna have a mutual life crisis brainstorming session...
Man, work in the bookstore. I mean, you'd be reading on the job anywhere else, right? Besides, you'd probably be smarter and more well-read than just about anyone else there. Hey, you could always just stand OUTSIDE the bookstore and read, right?
You could always get a full-time job updating my blog, if you want. Oh wait; you already do that. Good job.
It probably would've been much cooler if I had written this in verse. Oh well.
When I'm depressed, I can't help but think that this one thing's for sure, that I have great real-life friends, who I miss a lot.
Today I'm thinking: general store. I'll keep you posted.
Also, I'm finding, the problem with being able to do just about anything is that you wind up doing absolutely nothing. Except occasionally updating your weblog. This makes me feel spoiled.
My new full-time job is looking for a job. I'm not terrible fond of it. I'd rather be in the desert.
Though bookstore sounds promising, you left out some great ideas - freelance writing, library, tutoring... I'm sure you'll be successful no matter what!
I vote bookstore too. Although the general store has much story-retelling promise.
Stay away from the upscale joints. The high-maintenance customers will prompt you to start bringing a flamethrower to work.
Which would be fine (hey, less self-entitled ignorant people in the world), but sweetie, I'm not prepared to see you martyred in the war against ignorance just yet.
hey, speaking of great friends who I also miss alot... I'm going to be the the NYC area next week for a family wedding - the wedding's on Saturday but I think we (Chris and I, that is) are free Friday night(in Brooklyn) and Sunday afternoon (in Westchester).
Wanna get together? I'd love to see you guys - and you've gotta meet Chris..
Duh! Craft store or bookstore. I'd choose bookstore for myself, all those mountains of knowledge at your fingertips, and at a discount. Ya know maybe thats not such a bad idea when I'm done here. Hmmmm.