Saturday, July 03, 2004
Can't Buy Me Love
This post is late in coming because I've just been so consumed with the Telemarketing job. It's stressful, the pressure is insane and the money is not bad at best. For those of you who know me well, I've started picking at the skin around my nails furiously again, started picking at those things on my arm and am scratching my scalp so bad that I draw blood and there's a neat little pile of hair on the desk in front of me after.
So I quit.
Not even one week into a potentially lucrative job with fabulously flexible hours I said, "I'll pick up my cheque and soul at the door please. If it's not ready for me then mail it to my address." I don't even have another job lined up for me and considering what the job market is like right now, I will probably have alot more time to spend blogging over the next little while. Actually, I -do- have an interview this coming Thursday (I set it up before I quit, the plan being to jump ships instead of just jumping off one) to be a dealer with Great Canadian Casinos
. The interview is really a series of aptitude tests and finally a vis-a-vis with a supervisor. Sounds like I would be perfect for the job though, it's all about being fast with numbers and following procedure. Keep your fingers crossed everyone. I need this now more than ever.
After the interview, I will have to attend dealer school. That's a 40hr/wk 4 week course before I can even begin at an acutal location. Sounds like they take things seriously. The best part about this is that it's paid training and I don't have to foot the bill for training school myself. Apparently in the past people who wanted to work on the casino floor had to pay for their own training. Bartenders
still have to pay for their own training before they can get hired at pubs and restaurants. It usually costs $200 for a three-day course, but while trying to find the linked site I came upon a $9.95, free S&H, learn at home course
. I'm actually tempted to try that out. We'll see where the dealer opportunity goes. Bartenders make hundreds of dollars a night in tips alone. It's a great job for a student because of the flexible hours, the only thing is that you need to find a good place to work.
All-in-all I really have to thank Jim for bringing in the bacon. Seriously without his income I would still have to be banging away at that job that is terribly wrong for me just to be able to make the bills. Not to mention the fact that he's been really understanding about the lack of a second paycheque. Phew. You're a great guy Jimbo!
I guess I'm back on the job market again, if anyone out there wants to hire an excellent customer service representative with extensive experience in all customer service fields, give me a call.
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