I got a phone call and a seasonal job
November 26, 2017 12:08pm CST
Maybe two months ago, while Anne was watching something that did not interest me, I came across an ad for seasonal jobs at Barnes & Noble book stores. On a whim, I applied, then forgot about it. I got a call the other day from the local store asking me to interview. I had to ask who was calling after he identified himself since I had no real recollection of it. But, I went in the next day and talked with the manager. It turned out that he was from Santa Ana, CA where I went to high school and had grown up working in the grocery business, as I did. The store is ten minutes from my house. After passing a background check, I am hired and will go to an orientation tomorrow. I told him, though, that I can't start until next week, since I have committed to dog sitting through Friday for my daughter's Chihuahua (again) while she attends a business conference in Las Vegas. She will be down with the dog today and fly from here tomorrow. After I left the Wild Birds store in May, the only work I expected to do was some acting, but this will help pay for our trip to the quilting conference in San Antonio next April. The pay is well over minimum too. The job will last until maybe the middle of January.
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• Riga, Latvia
Well good for you. That brings me to a question. I have a big project ahead of me and eventually if everything works out as planned I will return to the states only not sure yet of my destination. How easy or hard is it to get jobs permanent jobs in bookstores. Just asking because I am will to do most any kind of job so I can make a living. That is one question and the other what is the best plan of attack search the Internet for jobs anywhere in the states from here or go there and then look since I cannot let anyone know exactly when I am flying out. I would love to work in any bookstore, library, art gallery, museum etc I have become quite creative that a mundane job would probably bore me to tears.
• Eugene, Oregon
Hmmm, well you might start with a site like Indeed.com or Monster.com. You can get a good idea of the jobs that are around. I suspect the economy will continue to grow for a while, so there might be some opportunities. Are you going back to NYC?
• Riga, Latvia
@JamesHxstatic thanks for the info. I really don't know because NYC is an expensive city. I have to take lots of notes do a lot of research and then finally make my decision. It won't be easy but after I sell the house and all the furnishings and anything else I can think of most likely I can get by for a month if needed to search for job and dwelling.