The weekend is officially over, and I am still officially gainfully employed at two places. I feel a little better about things right now, but every weekend seems to be touch-and-go. But for now, I’m going to save up as much as I can, while I can.
At one point in the day, I was filling out our consumption sheet for liquor and I noticed the date. For some reason, 5/22 sounded really familiar. It wasn’t until I made it home and was soaking in the bathtub that I figured it out – 5/22/2006 was my first day of full-time work in Pittsburgh! Before then, I’d worked three jobs at once – 36 hours a week in a chiropractor’s office, 35+ hours a week at Sheetz, and probably another 30+ hours at a women’s fitness center (like Curves, but not). Needless to say, I was thrilled when I was offered my first full-time job – I could work one job instead of many! Oh, how naive and stupid I was… having one job lasted all of 2 months before I was waiting tables in the evenings and on weekends. And now here I am, 10 years later and still working two jobs – just like ten years ago, one in an office and one in a restaurant-type of place.
The more things change, the more things stay the same.
(If you’re wondering, the picture shows our “signature drink” for the evening. It was… not good (we just followed the recipe the customers gave us). Blech!)