Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Job

I start my new job today!

I need to learn phrases like, "Do you want foam on that?" and "Would that be a skinny, half-caf?"

When I was interviewing, the interviewer looked at me and said, "You know, you are way over-qualified." To which I replied, "Yes, but I need a job."

So I begin training.

I need to figure out how this all works. I guess I am hired by the chain with the red and white logo but am working for the Seattle based coffee company. Hopefully this will be more clear by the end of the day.

I do think it will be fun working in a coffee bar.

I will let you know more as this story unfolds.


Anonymous said...

Good luck and best wishes on the new job! Who knows? It may be that step in serendipity that leads you into a brighter, happier future. Some of us know the Spirit works in mysterious ways.

Steve F. said...

I got that same line the last three times I had to start my career over. My response was the same, all three times: I am not proud. I am not shy. I am broke, and I am willing. Please - if there's any chance I can do the work, please give me this job. Because I need it.

Early in my sobriety, I turned to a guy in an AA meeting, and said, "My life is coming apart like a cheap suit. I have no idea what 'the next right thing' is, right now." He said, "First, we survive this day. If we make it that far, we try to plan for tomorrow..."

Keep on keepin' on, brother Ben.

steve'swhirlyworld said...

OMG, I've often thought it would be more difficult to learn starbuck-ese than it was to learn french... good luck to you and your double whip, decaf, french twist, triple toe loop coffee self :)

Ur-spo said...

maybe you can confirm soon the hypothesis they put something evil and addicting in their java.

good luck though!

Vic Mansfield said...

OK, I know it is important, I know that choices are good. I am sure that have many "quality products," but all I want is coffee. Just regular coffee. Nothing fancy.

But, I would love to get some from you! Go for it.