3rd Blog: Re-Entering the World of Work
Friday, May 01, 2015
I had a job once, when I was 12-13. It was a dishwashing job at a bar and grill restaurant. I didn't hate it totally; I made decent money for my age and it got me out of the house of horrors 3-5 times a week.
I've tried ever since then to get a job, I didn't care where, I applied at dozens of places, in different places that I lived. All to no avail.
Not saying I didn't get called for interviews. Trust me, I did. But out of the dozen interviews I got called to, my mom only allowed me to go to 3-4.
WHICH IS TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE!
She refused me to allow to go to several of the BEST jobs I could get. I couldn't tell you why, I could only give you theories.
And before you start on the whole "you need to do it yourself" stuff, don't. I do not have a car and do not have a license. I have a beginners and my mom won't teach me how to drive. And as you know, I tried for jobs to pay for drivers ed but that's just a vicious cycle.
Most jobs I can apply to are 30 minutes away in the city. I also live in a mostly french town, and I am very English.
BUT: I recently got an offer with a family friend to work at the fish plant with her.
At first I was hesitant; its worse than working at mcdonalds! But then I realized, I'm not getting any younger, and better jobs aren't just going to drop into my lap.
I get paid weekly after the initial 2 weeks at a rate of 15$+ an hour. For 5-7 days a week. 8-5pm.
I guess I'm nervous, but I know after the first week of being on my feet, I'm sure I'll get used to it. I'll be working with crab and lobster and there's "bonus tables" where I can earn an extra 100$+ per week.
This is the best shot I have at getting out of my situation and into the world. I'll be sure to blog after my first week, haha I'm sure I'll have plenty to complain about. :)