As I had mentioned in my previous post, while being in the lovely land of Bako I am working part time. It is one of those always faithful jobs, you know the ones where you started in high school/college and every time you move back home you are able to pick up a few shifts here and there?! Yup that kind. I starting working at this place in 1999 (yeah crazy 10 years ago) and have worked there on and off for many years. I am working at a local sandwich shop (Sequoia Sandwich for all you locals) 2-3 days a week. It has been really good to get some extra $$ and give me something productive to do during my stay.
The nice part was that although it has been about 4 years since i have worked there, not a lot changes and well it was pretty easy to catch up and get back into the Sequoia routine. And I have a really amazing boss who has always be so gracious to let me come back and work when I want. It actually worked out really well because a girl was going on maternity leave so I am filling in for her while she is gone. So it’s all great right?
Well let me just say i don’t remember it being such hard work! Seriously folks, i mean my cheeks started cramping up from saying the same thing over and over with a smile ("Hi, what can i get for you...we have chicken noodle and broccoli cheese, is this for hear or to go?, etc.!") The first two days i was in “training” and just getting caught up on all that has changed and refreshed on everything else. It really hasn’t been that bad, kind of fun actually. However, when you start something new there tends to be some mistakes made…but you learn from them right?! Well I decided that if I was going to learn from my mistakes I might as well make them entertaining for every one else :)
For instance, always check that the spout is closed before you brew the tea or else two big bins of nice brown tea will soon be taking up residence all over the floor and mat. Also, when cleaning the cart don’t bend down in front of the swinging door where no one can see you or else they might just slam open the door, hitting you right in the head and sending you flying back across the floor, and finally…make sure you only sit by people with lids on their drinks during break or else you might end up with water spilled all down your pants right before you open!
Yay for being back to work! Who knows maybe i will have more entertaining stories to pass on from the never dull moments at the sandwich shop :)