Random thoughts of an upbeat mind

PT Opportunity

Not this past weekend but the weekend before, I went to a local chain restaurant and noticed there was a sign up announcing they are hiring. Since kitchen renovations don’t pay for themselves, I decided to go for it.

Instead of getting an application on the spot, I applied on-line. Truth be told I was really hungry and didn’t want to delay eating.

On-line there were also positions available in their call center, so I applied for that as well. I got an email last week to set up an interview for today. The call center is about 10 minutes away from my day job and about the same timing from my home.

At my interview, I was given an application to fill out. It included my availability. The shifts are longer that I would like. The shortest one is 6 hours. The latest shift starts at 5 pm. My day job ends at 5 pm. They are willing to work with me and offer a later start time. Even with that, I’m not sure that this is an opportunity I really want to take on.

There are mandatory shifts. One must work 2 out of 3 days between Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekend shifts are all evening shifts. Basically the weekend would be gone. Also, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are mandatory.

The lady who interviewed me is not the one making the decision, but she did think I would hear by the end of the week if they want to offer me the job. Training would be 2-3 days and then I would be live.

It doesn’t seem like complicated work. I would be taking food orders over the phone and entering it into their system.

I didn’t think to ask what the minimum amount of shifts I could work per week. I am hoping it is 2 or 3. Even that makes for long days as the earliest end time is 11 pm. While I am usually up at that hour, I am happily relaxing on the couch.

I think if offered the job, I will take it and try it out. Worse case scenario, if I don’t like it I can quit. Plus extra money can’t hurt right?

 

Comments on: "PT Opportunity" (5)

  1. Wow, that would be a big commitment. But nice to have something nearby and not too “taxing.” Good luck!

  2. […] got confirmation on Thursday that I was offered the position, along with a training schedule that is not exactly conducive to my day […]

  3. I used to want a second job to achieve short-term financial goals but I would always hear (and still do) my mom’s voice in my head, “You’ve got 2 jobs, your job and your kids.” So I never pursued it. The most I’ve done is look at book store associate jobs during the holiday as I’d love to work in one. In 5 more years my youngest child will be 18, and off to college. I can always do it then. I hope the job work out for you.

    • Thank you for your kind words. Having “adult” aged kids really does make it that much easier to work part time. While I hadn’t planned to get a PT job when they grew up, it makes sense for now.

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