I have a few minutes....(because I'm taking them) to come on and tell about my new jobs. Yes I said jobs. I really only intended to get 1 job, but sometimes stuff happens.
I recently decided it was time to go back to work. I prayed about it, worried about it and finally decided to start looking. Be careful what you pray for, you might just get it. I saw an ad in our local paper for our school. They were needing cooks and helpers, you only had 1 day to apply for the jobs. So I did. I went in and applied for a job, there were several others there also. Some were coming from other schools in the county. I sat and listened to some of the interviews of the others. Some had more experience than me, some had never worked before. Hmmmm. I waited my turn, was asked a lot of questions and was told about the job.Never an exact position , just that they had several openings.The lady Delores said they would call by Thursday of the next week if they were going to hire me.
It didn't really didn't look too promising though. I waited around till the next day and called my ex boss at a local restaurant. I talked to the woman in charge and they were really busy. She asked if she could call me back, I said ok..... I wondered if this was another dead end.
About 2 hours later she called me back, I told her I was in the job market again. She said she'd check and call me again. I thought, well here we go again. She called and asked if I could be there at 5pm. I said sure, that was quick.I started that night working part-time. 5 hours that night 4 hours the next day. I worked 5 and 4 every other day. On Thursday after I had given up hope on the school job,(School started the following Monday) I came in from work and hubby said the school had called. Report to work the following Monday, Did I still want the job? YES!!!
hubby said, she sure does!!!.
Hubby says.... now you can quit the restaurant. Nope, I can't do that. I don't quit without notice. I just don't do that. It's not right. So I had to talk to the owner when I got paid and arrange to work nights only. I DIDN'T KNOW SHE MEANT EVERY NIGHT!!!!!
When you hire in you are the jr, even if you have done the job for 10 years or more. I had to was dishes and bus tables . OR, any other job that needed done. Some nights I cook, some nights I waitress, some nights its ALL THE ABOVE!!! LOL
I had 29 1/2 hours in at the restaurant.
I also stared at the school Monday. I kinda floated around the first day. The next day Tracy (my boss) told me that I was the baker.Could I whip up about 400 wheat yeast rolls. OK THEN!!!. Point me in the right direction, and do you have a recipe for this? She smiled and asked "Can you read a recipe?".... Duh.. Yes I can. "Have you ever made yeast rolls before?"
Well yes, just never this many. But I think I can do it. "Thank heavens someone I don't have to lead by the hand"she said. That is how my week has went. Ever made rice* crispy treats for 400 people before? Neither had I till then. We survived our first week. Ask in a few weeks and I might be ready to give up my night job, just not yet. You see, when we are hired we are told we are on a 2 week trial. So we will see. The boss says she wants to keep me. She announced this in front of her boss and the other girls in the kitchen. Some like me, some I don't know, but I'll make it.
One other thing I found out too. We do 1 job for 3 months , then switch jobs for 3 months. This way in a years time you will be trained to do everything in the kitchen. If anyone misses, another can take over without a problem. I work from 8 am till 2 pm. thats 30 hours a week.
All together thats about 60 hours a week that I'm working. I'm 54 years old. I hope I can keep up with all this work. I'm sure gonna give it a try. If the Lord's willing and the creek don't rise, thats what Mama used to say. Meaning: I'll go till I can't go anymore.
Now on the home front. Sitting in my kitchen waiting on me is about 8 gallons of apples just begging to be put up. I have a 5 gallon bucket of red , and 2 big bags of tart apples. Tart for pies, and I think I'll can pie filling. I will dry some of them, maybe a lot of them.
I guess I better get started on them soon.
I also need to give a big Thank You to the hubby too. He has pitched in and taken over the house work and fixing supper for him and Jon. I haven't done any thing when I come home. He has did it all.He's even went to meetings at the school, bought supplies and did laundry when I'm working. So Thank You Sugar, you are the BEST!!!
God bless everyone, I'll try to visit when I can. I sometimes read and run this week, but I haven't forgotten you!!! Just time is a little short right now.
Take care, Donna