I'm reading the book by Douglas Coupland. I picked it up at Christmas with a gift certificate, but never had the time to read it. I skimmed over a few chapters with Mark the day we visited Horsehoe bay a couple months ago, and now have picked it up again at work.
WORK. It is GOOD. ...and yet I do not have a "job description" persay. Right now I am doing some product development on beverages. ....BUBBLE TEA to be exact. :)
Yep. For the past two days I've been paid to make batches and batches of bubble tea and drink them.
Of course, it's not all fun and games and glory. Some of the flavours were just ..gross. Some tasted like medicine, some rather bitter or artificial..but in all, it has been very enjoyable and interesting.
I'm told that I'll also be handling some QC / QA work, and will also be writing up a HACCP plan later on. This is ALL good news. It will make for good work experience, as well as good resume material. :)
A lab that I applied at before school let out called me today. I have not returned their call. I will tomorrow, to let them know that I cannot take the job. Come on now...you contact me three months AFTER the fact that I applied to let me know that I have a *possibility* of employment? That's not fair at all. Do you truely believe that I'll be sitting on my @ss waiting for your precious call? *blah*
The bad part about my job is the long commute makes me spend more money. I pass by Michael's craft store, DQ, A&W, and about three malls. And LOTS of dollar stores. Just yesterday I dodged in to the craft store and to a bargain store for decoupage brushes and blank cards. Crap.
OH...did I mention what happened on the first day of work? I was running AHEAD of schedule, when all of a sudden I happen to lock myself out of my grandmother's car with THE MOTOR RUNNING. How did this occur, you ask? Apparently Toyota Corolla has a feature where when you turn the key, the doors lock, automatically, within 5 seconds. GREAT.
So I exit my house from the front door, unlock the car and deposit my lunch / purse with cell phone, keys, money, DL, etc, and put the key in the ignition and turn it. (I thought I would warm up the car.) I then CLOSE the door quickly, go around to the drivers' side, and discover... to my wild panic..that the DOOR IS LOCKED.
Fuck. Did I mention that this all happened at 6:30 in the morning? I had to wake up my entire house, drive over to my grandmothers' home and wake up almost everyone there, go back home with NO KEY (g-mom was at the swimming pool and we couldn't find her spare key), then phone up several locksmiths to find one who was answering their phones or available or even awake. CRAP.
NOT a good start to the first day.
Know what? It's time for bed. 5:30 wake up call.