Haven't had a real job in a few years. Been working construction with the pops since high school (2007). Now I have two, both of which I just landed in the last two weeks (moved here two weeks ago). It's a city type area, as opposed to the bum hick town I just came from. It's amazing the amount of opportunity here, compared to there.
This is the first time I've ever worked two jobs at once.
Tomorrow is the first day I actually go to both in the same day. 9am-3pm as a cook, then 4pm-? as a server (training).
I've never been a cook. I like it so far, just a lot of standing. My feet hurt right now . I've never been a server either...
I have no idea how I got these jobs, I mean, I have no experience in a kitchen besides Burger King, and the only "serving" I did was as a driver for Domino's. I was just really confident about the whole thing. I had the follow up interviews back to back on the same day. I landed the first, so when I went to the second, I was totally relaxed and confident. Didn't have a care in the world. I think that's what landed me the second.
Wish my feet, and mentality, luck.
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2010 19:47:58 GMT -5 by drawkward
Good luck with it. Sound like you'll be making some serious scooter moddin' money!
My father is a diabetic so he has to take care of his feet. He is on is feet all day in a hardware store on concrete or wood, so his feet have been hurting a lot lately. He bought a pair of Dr. Scholl's at Wal-Mart for $20 or $30 some time ago and said they weren't bad, but no better than a good pair of Nikes or whatever. He bought some $180 shoes that are supposed to be for diabetics and custom fitted. He says they aren't that great either. He has a few other pairs of sneakers. I pointed out Dr. Scholl's "Work" line of shoes to him a few weeks ago. They get great reviews for comfort from people who work on their feet and seem to be more of a top of the line Dr. Scholl's shoe than what's sold at Wal-Mart. He ordered them and has worn them a few days now. He says these are the first days his feet haven't bothered him in a long time. They are pretty inexpensive ($39.99 with 20% off at the link below), so they might be worth checking out...
I think you should get a job in construction or a field of construction like flooring or plumbing and become a sponge soaking up all you can or even better a job with a general contractor where you can learn all aspects of building a house is the best because then you will have knowledge to work on your own after a few years and some tool acquisition. That's how I started.
I had nothing but a few people keeping me fed back in the early 80's and I landed a laborer position with a huge contracting firm. I soaked all that shit up like a sponge and filed it away. I worked a few crappy jobs after that but I kept acquiring a tool here and a tool there till eventually I had a lot of tools and started fixing up friends houses on days of. Eventually those friends told enough people about me and so on and so on that I have a steady clientele calling me to repair their homes so i was able to quit my job and work for me tax free.
Then I bought a scooter 5 years ago and learned it's inner workings and decided to make a go of repairing them for cash. It's been a year and a 1/2 now and I'm liking the freedom of working for myself even though there's an uncertanty I always seem to make my bills and I can't be fired or reprimanded.
I suggest this path for everyone actually. F- The Man! Hah hah hah ahah.
Ugh - I'm soooo tired of working construction. It's going to be nice to be inside in the air conditioning this summer, for a change. Spent the last 3 or 4 out busting my balls under the blazing sun. But your right, I did learn a lot while working with him. Just not my cup of tea anymore. I wouldn't mind being my own boss though. I have learned a bit while working on my own scooter. Just wouldn't trust myself to open a shop. I'm acquiring different skills all the time, and I like it. "Jack of all trades, but a master of none".
I have a really bad ankle that ive had two surgeries on so shoes are a chore. After my last surgery my Doc told me to try out some expensive very light running shoe because they offer so much support and they are light. Problem is, they are way to much money and dont last. I like to were one pair until they are shot, then go on to the next. The running shoe 'breath' to well and my feet froze in the cold. Last year i bought a pair of the Dr.Scholl gellin no slip nomark shoes from wallyworld for like $30 and they were better on my ankle than the $100plus shoes i was getting. Lasted about a year and i liked em, so i went and got another pair the other day and they are made different. Look the same but fit different and the sole was harder. I just put in some insoles and there good. I still liked the old fit better tho. Good shoe for the money. Hey, major props on the new jobs drawkward! New things are good, new jobs are better! It will improve your people skills, and make that scoot moddin $ we all love to have!
Hey all. Noob here. I'll introduce myself later. Had to chime in on the shoes. Last November I broke my heal bone, and stretched my foot tendons every which way. I also had problems before that with high arches to the point where once I got home I couldn't walk. I bought some Sketchers "Shape Ups" work shoes in Jan. and they are great. I work standing from 4 to eight hours, no foot pain. They have cushy 2 inch soles. Took 2 days to get used to them but was worth the cost ( $130 for the work shoes ) No slip, and I didn't have to put any inserts in for a change. I don't know that the exercise thing is there, but the different way of walking worked the dendons nicely.
Just got home. (9 am - 3 pm as a cook, then 4 pm - 10 pm as a server).
I thought I was going to die my feet hurt so bad. Went straight to walmart and picked up some Dr. Scholls heel inserts for 5 bucks, put them in as soon as I got into the car. Totally different feel. Tomorrow should be a much better day.
Thanks 2strokd. I feel like a totally different person, and have already met a lot of cool people. It was just two weeks ago that I had hair down to my shoulders, smoked pot & cigs all day long and drank myself to sleep. I haven't smoked any dope in the last two weeks, been cutting down very much so on the drinking, and haven't smoked a cigarrette. My hair is also cropped neatly now (I wouldn't have gotten the jobs I don't think if it was how it was before). My life is really turning around, and I like it.
Ok, so now I'm going to finish this beer while my feet soak in this heater massager thing my grandma has. It's fucking GREAT!
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