Sunday, March 27, 2011

Summer Job

Location: Brad's Couch
Listening to: Serendipity (the best movie in the world)
Currently Reading: The Sonnet Lover by Carol Goodman

Today is a good day. Brad is at work and I'm lounging around his apartment, using his TV and his internet because my roommate is petrified that someone is going to break into our room over breaks and locks the plug for the TV in her desk when she's going to be gone for an extended period of time. So, there really isn't anything to do in our room. Luckily, I have a wonderful boyfriend who lets me hang out in his place, even when he's not here.

To repay him for letting me lurk around his apartment, I cleaned just about everything I could find. And folded his laundry. And made his bed. :)

Anyway, I recently was home for spring break and spent a good deal of time looking for a job for the summer. I'm definitely going to need money this summer if I want to be able to visit Brad since I'm going home instead of staying in the town our college is in. I knew of a few places that were hiring, so I applied to them, and then started racking my brain for places that might have online applications. I had just been to Applebees with my friends a few days before (actually, when Brad came to visit), so I thought I might as well try it. I filled out the online application on a whim and sent it off, not even knowing if they were hiring. Then I went on to fill out about a billion more applications.

The next day, I was sitting around being lazy and talking to my mom about things when my phone started ringing. I didn't recognize the number, but I answered it anyway. It was someone from Applebees wondering if I'd be able to schedule an interview. I told them I was only going to be home for one more day, but, miraculously, they were able to fit me in half an hour before I was planning on leaving.

So yesterday, I packed up my car to head back to school and went into Applebees for my interview. I was there for literally ten minutes, and probably only half of that was spent in my interview. The manager came up to me, introduced himself, and went, "Alright, give me the two minute spiel on what makes Abbie 'Abbie'." So I rattled off some nonsense about how I'm at school to be a journalism major and I want to write for a magazine and I hang out with my friends and used to be really involved with theater. We chatted about a local theater venue for a bit, then he asked me what I'd want to do if I were hired. I told him I'd be willing to do anything. And then he went, "Sounds great. I think we definitely have a spot for you. Just give us a call a week or two before you can start and we'll set up your orientation."

And that is how I went from job-less to having a summer job in less than three days. I'm still kind of shocked that it only took that long. I was not expecting to get hired on the spot. I only applied there on a whim to begin with, but, looking back, that's how I got pretty much all of my jobs. Actually, I think that's how I got all of them.

I hope you are all having as lovely of a day as I am. :)

Allyson - I had a lot of fun showing him around my town. I think it'll be more fun if he can come up to visit in the summer when the parks are pretty and there are more things to do! I totally know what you mean, though, about wanting them to love it as much as you. I was trying really hard to show him all of my favorite places, but I couldn't fit them all in and it was frustrating.

Kal - Thanks for your support! It always puts a smile on my face.


  1. Sweet, Applebee's will be the better for it.

  2. It's the perfect job for you for the summer. Tips and a fast paced work environment with interesting people. You seem like you are good with others and above all responsible. I never hear you complain about work. You just do it and get it done. You might not realize it but other people see the good person you are. That is why you got hired on the spot. Thanks for the mention. I am glad you noticed.