Folks, it happened!
After two long weeks of paperwork and interviews, I found myself juggling three job offers at once!
My options were as follows:
-Customer service associate in the paint section of Lowes Home Improvement
-Receptionist at an adorable historic inn
-Barista for a cute family owned coffee shop walking distance from my house
(did you like my subtle use of foreshadowing?)
I had my first day of training today and loved everything about it. I met a bunch of the regulars. I can’t wait to get to know them better and learn their stories.
My boss is super duper friendly and relaxed, family oriented, and focused on providing a wonderful experience for each customer. I love that!
For me, the selling point was the hours. I’ll work every weekday afternoon til closing, which means that I can rack up a good amount of hours but still be free each morning to homeschool my siblings!
So basically, it is the dream job. I am super duper thankful. I’d probably burst if I wasn’t so tired.
I know this job is going to be great, but I can’t lie… it was exhausting today. There are so many machines to learn how to use, so many different types of drinks to learn how to make, and so many customers with special privileges to learn how to serve (perks of a local shop!).
So it was a bit of an information overload, but I’ll sort it out eventually. Once I get into the swing of things, I’m thinking this job will not only be convenient, it will be fun. I love meeting new people and this will give me a perfect opportunity to do just that.
However, there IS a steep learning curve. And my boss wants to leave me alone in the shop on Tuesday, which means that I only have two more training shifts before I need to be fully confident that I can do *everything*.
Thank you, Lord for this job.
Please strengthen me to get through the first week!
If anyone has advice on surviving at a new job… particularly barista-ing (baristering… barsting?), I’m all ears.