the wrong side of the bed

Sunday, January 15, 2006

day 2

at 11:00, i got to einstein's for my second day of work. today, i suspect i will be working on the line making bagels primarily. i am bad at remembering to ask all of the details. if they get a lunch sandwich, i forget to ask if they would like potato salad or potato chips. i also forget to give people their pickles. and it takes me a long time to make a sandwich because i have to check on everything that goes in.

but, i don't think about it when i am at home. so there!
9:58 AM


Dorotha - It will get better after a week or so. You will carve out a little part of your brain functioning that you will devote to bagel sandwiches and chip choices. The nice part will be that the rest of your brain, on and off the job, can be otherwise occupied.
Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:12 PM  
Try to remember to give people their pickles. I used to love Radical Rye's veggie burgers more than just about anything. My only complaint was that they almost always forgot to give me my pickle when I ordered one.

People who like pickles really like their pickles.

But soon, you'll be making bagel sandwiches with calm efficiency!
Blogger Gwen, at 1:58 PM  
Stop wasting your time with a job that doesn't use any of your skills. If you don't already have a resume posted on Monster or some other job-searching website, DO IT NOW! It's riduculous that after 4 or 5 years of graduate school you think making bagels is what you should be doing with your time.
Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:34 PM  
gwen - i loved the pickles at the radical rye, too. i used to be really irritated that they always forgot to give me my pickle until i realized that more than half of the time, they would give me TWO pickles when i went i complained.

anonymous 7:34pm - i am doing something that uses my skills AND lets me keep the same insurance i have had since i have been in madison. it is just that lecturing doesn't pay enough money for me to not have a second job.

but, what is wrong with serving bagels? some people have jobs like that for their "real" jobs. my friend sean used to always say that the best job that he ever had was working at Popeye's during high school. he said he never felt so compotent as when he worked there. there was no challenge he couldn't meet. the rest of the world is less forgiving.
Blogger dorotha, at 8:04 PM  
I don't think there's anything wrong with serving bagels. I really enjoy my part time service job and think it is worthwhile. Not because I feel competent--I don't at all--but I like using a different set of skills and having a different set of experiences.

I'm not a detail person either, so I relate about the pickles. But I'm sure it's not a big deal--if people really want a pickle, they can always ask.
Blogger susannah, at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous 7:34 p.m. sounds as if s/he has been in graduate school a little too long and has gotten all "judgey."

I'm a longtime reader who found you through JFW, Dorotha, but I don't think I've ever commented. It sounds as if this is a good move for you right now. Hang in there. -Ann
Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:07 AM  
I agree that serving bagels is a respectable real job. The problem is that employers at places like Einstein's rarely treat their employees well because they assume they are just going to move on to other jobs that don't "waste their time." One of my all-time favorite jobs was working at Barnes & Noble. It was satisfying work, but the pay sucked.
Blogger AK, at 10:20 AM  

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