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Fenika
06-14-2008, 11:55 PM
:e2woo:

I have a part time job with a great boss renting bikes to people. It's near the boardwalk but he gets a lot of regular folks in. Everyone was really nice, and I'll be working mornings so I have all afternoon and evening to work on my novel.
:e2writer:

Pay's good too :)

Cheers,
Christina

Ken
06-15-2008, 12:25 AM
congrats Bahamutchild.
Sounds like an ideal job.

Fenika
06-15-2008, 01:16 AM
Thanks Anis!

I'm hoping enough wacky tourists stop by to give me some material for a short. :)

Cheers,
Christina

oarsman
06-15-2008, 01:27 AM
That's great! A good boss makes a job much more enjoyable.

HeronW
06-15-2008, 02:12 AM
Good for you! Make mental notes of the 'interesting' characters who come by--fodder for those works!

Matera the Mad
06-15-2008, 02:19 AM
Congratch! :D

Beyondian
06-15-2008, 02:55 AM
That sounds like a great job! Congratulations!! As an ex-retail girl meself, I can assure you that there will certainly be a good portion of strange and interesting people.

Fenika
06-15-2008, 03:23 AM
Thanks everyone :)

My health has improved so this should be the exact amount of activity and stress I can manage... but I do have to get up early, urgh.

Speaking of stress, my MC is not helping me set up this next scene. Can someone please have a talk with her? She's cooperating once the action starts, but it's do or die at that point, hehe :e2teeth:

Susie
06-15-2008, 03:34 AM
Congrats, Christina, sounds great!

Mel
06-15-2008, 04:04 AM
Yay, Christina! Bet you will get lots of fodder for characters. :)

Fenika
06-15-2008, 06:29 AM
I'm gonna slide a mini-notebook in my pocket so I can take notes :)

Beyondian
06-15-2008, 06:37 AM
I used to scribble notes on the pads we were given for noting PLU changes/requests for dismissal/complaints/ and/or bomb threats.
Since the last three never actually happen in a tiny island supermarket, I had plenty of spare paper to note weird customers down on.

On an off-topic note - have you ever been caught out without your notebook? I usually carry one everywhere now, and I am teased frequently about my huge collection.

awatkins
06-15-2008, 09:13 PM
:hooray: Sounds awesome!

pssst....Do they need anybody else? :D

alleycat
06-15-2008, 09:17 PM
Congratulations.

Sounds like that could be a fun job, at least for the short-term.

alleycat
06-15-2008, 09:27 PM
I used to scribble notes on the pads we were given for noting PLU changes/requests for dismissal/complaints/ and/or bomb threats.
Since the last three never actually happen in a tiny island supermarket, I had plenty of spare paper to note weird customers down on.

Just for the fun of it, you should have turned one in.

11:36 p.m. Bomb threat received. Caller said bomb was hidden in produce aisle. I had Stupid Bob, the stock boy look for it. He found nothing. Caller said bomb was set to go off at 6:10.

Then left it for your boss, who just happens to come in at, oh, 6:00 o'clock.

I'm evil, ain't I?

Serenity
06-15-2008, 09:33 PM
Congratulations on the new job!


Just for the fun of it, you should have turned one in.

11:36 p.m. Bomb threat received. Caller said bomb was hidden in produce aisle. I had Stupid Bob, the stock boy look for it. He found nothing. Caller said bomb was set to go off at 6:10.

Then left it for your boss, who just happens to come in at, oh, 6:00 o'clock.

I'm evil, ain't I?

Evil until someone takes it seriously. Ask my ex-boyfriend about the fun time he and one of his coworkers had talking to the cops and the FBI after they tried a practical joke on the other store managers one morning (after they worked the nightshift) and put a small travel alarm clock in the office safe... AND TOLD NO ONE THEY DID IT AS A PRACTICAL JOKE.

He got fired and had to do community service.

Just sayin'... (yeah, I know some of y'all hate that phrase :D) if you're gonna do it, make sure SOMEBODY knows its a joke so it can actually be funny.

mscelina
06-15-2008, 09:45 PM
Good for you! That type of job in the summer should give you plenty of interesting character studies...

Have fun!

Fenika
06-15-2008, 09:49 PM
On an off-topic note - have you ever been caught out without your notebook?

I'm pretty good about taking notes in my head, although sometimes I get something that I just have to write down, stat.



pssst....Do they need anybody else? :D

Hehe, maybe in the afternoons. You can't have my morning shift- I got a bonus today for it being so hectic :)

Thanks again everyone

Cheers,
Christina

ChaosTitan
06-16-2008, 02:25 AM
Wave to the Atlantic for me!

Fenika
06-16-2008, 03:44 AM
http://portal.delaware.gov/photos/photos/1722.jpg

By the way- did anyone hear about the wild fires in north carolina? The smoke went right up the coast and swept into Rehoboth. We thought the town was on fire!

Cheers,
Christina

Soccer Mom
06-16-2008, 07:30 AM
:hooray: Hooray for the part-time job! Sounds just about right.

And send your MC my way. I'll knock some sense into her! She did manage to get herself separated from the group and kidnapped didn't she?

Fenika
06-16-2008, 02:21 PM
My MC and I are doing pretty well, so you can't have her now :tongue: She showed me what she was made of (again) as I put her against 3 nasty badies.
But yeah, she got separated thanks to some rain, at night, and a chaotic attack by monsters that sent her mare bolting through the woods. Lucky for me, my MC hasn't earned her forest trails badge and she was lost for the whole night :)

Cheers!
Christina

Soccer Mom
06-16-2008, 05:48 PM
Hooray for getting lost! I'm glad she's cooperating.

quickWit
06-16-2008, 05:54 PM
Congrats on the job, Christina!

Kitrianna
06-16-2008, 06:28 PM
Congrats love. I'm jealous though. It sounds like a wonderful job and I will talk to your MC if you'll have a talk with mine...

talps
06-16-2008, 07:07 PM
Congrats, Christina!

So what happens if a customer wants to "test drive" a possible rental and decides to make a run for it? Do you have a super turbo-powered bike that'll help you catch the bandit? A pack of German Shepards to chase the thief down?:D

Fenika
06-16-2008, 10:21 PM
Thanks everyone!

I've decided that in the case of unlawful behavior I'm reaching for the phone and dialing the cops. I don't see myself jumping off my bike and tackling the other guy to the pavement. Prolly won't end well for me ;)

TheIT
06-16-2008, 10:28 PM
Good luck at your new job!

:e2bike2:

:D

Fenika
06-17-2008, 01:17 AM
Thanks!

That smiley reminds me- it is so kewl to run errands for your boss when he owns a bike rental shop. Today I pulled down a hybrid and went cruising down the street :)

Fenika
06-17-2008, 08:55 PM
:e2thud:

Okay, so it wasn't that bad. There were a few moments when there were too many families and not enough sanity tho.

Just when I thought I couldn't take much more, my shift was over. Awesome. Now time for a nap!

Cheers,
Christina

Ken
06-17-2008, 09:03 PM
so when do you get your first paycheck,
great, wonderful pal o' mine ;-)

Fenika
06-17-2008, 09:18 PM
Well, chica, since we are talking finances, I got some student loan bills here... oh, and my school wants 12k from me stat. You don't mind loaning me a bit, do ya? ;) Interest free of course...

My thieving sister already talked me outta my first (small) check. And my mom's got dibs on the rest, lol.

Oi.

Ken
06-17-2008, 09:22 PM
:Hug2:

guess we're in the same economic boat, then,
except it's the landlord who swipes mine.

Fenika
06-17-2008, 09:29 PM
:Hug2:

My mom is my landlord atm, and it's going to her head ;) I know she's glad to have me back though.

Right, who's bailing first? This boat has a leak!

Cheers,
Christina