Sunday, July 17, 2011

Changing jobs-
Today was my last day at the dress shop. I am moving "up top" to paint parasols. It's going to be a better fit for me for a few reasons. One, it's inside, so I won't have to be in such hot temps. Two, I get to sit down in a rocking chair. I'll be happier not standing on concrete for 8 hours. Three, it's fewer days a week (although not at first) so I can do some personal art again. Four, it at least has something to do with my talents and interests. I never would have thought I'd think painting parasols was gong to be the best use of my art talents, but... ok. Lastly, the job is until Jan. so I have a longer contract. It looks like I might be like a real local applying for unemployment for 2 months or so a year... but I'm getting ahead of myself.
I have a feeling working up top is different from working down below. I'll have a different set of bosses and a different set of co-workers. Probably more attention to costumes and more exposure.
Easier to get to the employee food and I guess I'll know more as I go along.
This week, I got my evaluation and got a 99.5 which was really pretty good. Part of the score takes the store's performance into account. In this case, the store is new, and it is exceeding expectations, so those scores are good. I am not sure what happens when you are against numbers you don't meet as a store. I am just going to do my best and not worry about the things I can't change.
Each day, I learn a bit more about the things they don't talk about in orientation. There's a sale day when the employees get 50% off anything at the park. There's a few other things like that that go on.. a vague reference to a sale in Dec. and days when the park is closed before Christmas and how we get new dresses for Christmas.
But, as always, the people have been entertaining this week, including the co workers. I'll always picture my co worker telling me to look at this guy. I turned and saw she had him by his ponytail and wasn't letting it go until I saw just how long it was. Ok, it WAS long- all the way to the ground- but she was so funny too. I've made some good friends there and have their numbers to keep in touch.

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