Mood: Excellent *touches fingertips together*
Listening to: 1812 Overture
I’ve come up with a new concept. Hopefully it’ll be a good one.. It’s called Sunday Round-up, and by that I mean that every Sunday I write about what has happened through the week. It doesn’t mean that I’ll blog ONLY on Sundays; I’ll still blog when I feel like it and I’ll still do reviews. It’s just that now I’ll blog on Sunday about what happened… and add things I haven’t blogged about earlier.
Like… I haven’t blogged yet about the interview I had on Thursday… with the gambling cafe, legal, of course, where I applied for a job.
The interview itself went great. We talked for over two hours about things. She talked about things relevant to the job, asked questions etc, and I answered questions, asked questions etc. She was great.
However, there were some things that didn’t sit well with me. Such as… the salary. 75 Nkr during training and 100Nkr as regular salary after the training was done. So… that’s crap salary. The second thing is that with the gambling/lottery/betting registers; if there are money missing from them, you have to pay out of your own pocket.
Luckily I talked to the course leader about it, and she said that there were several things that were illegal. Like the low pay… because it doesn’t, or she, rather, doesn’t have wage agreement. There are laws here that I can’t talk about, because I have NO idea what they say, etc. But wage agreement is a good thing. It takes care of the people working at a place, and if you have prior knowledge/have worked at a cafe or depending on how old you are… THIS sets the pay you get, NOT the owner of said store/cafe etc. At least I think that’s right… lol
So, it doesn’t seem like she has heard of it… although I’m sure she has… but she did say that she couldn’t afford paying more at the moment. Which really sucks for her.. because that means she has to work there all by herself… which she didn’t want to do…
The course leader also said that the workplace lady has NO right to make people sign a contract saying that they have to pay out of their own pocket if money is missing from the register. So she suggested that I think about it, and I have… I’m really glad that I brought up the interview and everything else. It has helped me make a really hard decision.
I was very conflicted when it came to weather or not I should take the job; I didn’t feel like it was a job that would be good for me, so to speak, and I was struggling with myself on figuring out what to do. So I settled my mind on the fact that I had two weeks to figure out what to do. But after I talked with three different people and all of them said “listen to your gut” I’ve made my mind up. Now all I have to do is figure out what to tell her IF she calls and asks if I want the job.
I know I’ve been raving like I already got the job, I didn’t. I was spazzing, I think, because I didn’t want to take the job, even though I handed in a application.
And it’s not like I have tons of job offers lined up, but I don’t think I’m willing to sacrifice my sense of self. And this job really seems dodgy. I’m sure she’s had her reasons to fire people in the past, but I’m also sure some of the people have quit for some reason or another.
So yeah… to be continued on this one… the job thing, not the blog entry on this subject matter… lol
As you might have guessed I’ve been sent to yet another course. It’s a 4 week long one, which isn’t that bad. Like, I get to go home at 3pm every day.. and I get to stay at home during the weekends, so it’s not like I’ve been shipped of to Azerbaijan…
But yeah.. on Thursday, again.. everything happens on Thursdays… I had to walk to the course… and I haven’t moved like that in… ages… so my legs are all “Oh no… no thank you…” now…
And my Jan’s massage pillow is really hurting my legs when I try it… but it’s a good hurt…
Well, I should really start at the beginning of the week, really.
On Monday I started the course. I was really pissed, I guess, because I didn’t want to go.. but as I’ve said before.. Hey, free money… and I need new bras, so yay…
It seems like I really don’t have anything to worry about.. maybe a little.. but as long as I stay head strong, I’ll make it through again.. lol
On Tuesday… nothing happened. Not that I can remember, anyway…
On Wednesday nothing happened again… I went to course, did what was asked of me.. well, almost..
I found out that ages ago I registered at Manpower and Adecco, two temp agencies… you might have heard of Manpower, they are global…
Anyway… they, the course leaders, there are two ; Sverke and Mona Lisa (seriously.. that’s her name.. lol.. easy to remember XD) and they are both great. I knew Sverke from the last course I was in, and I remember him being cool… and he’s still cool… and so is she… I think I like this better than the last course, actually. I don’t want to badmouth people, but the course leader leader from the other course… he was too “So tell me what we can do for you? What do you need? TELL ME WHAT YOU FEEL!” type guy, almost running after you for you to let him help you, and it didn’t work well with me. I’m more like “just leave me alone and let me do thing my way, and if I need help I’ll come to you…”
So yeah… this should be good.. But it’s still just the first week… I’ll let you know at the end of next week if I still feel the same.. lol
On Thursday I had the interview thing, and you already know that…
On Friday we had a lunch at the course… Like huge lunch.. smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, ham and cheese… and dessert.. one of the ones attending the course made a cake.. but it was a little too sweet for me…
And we had doughnuts… there were leftovers and Mona Lisa gave me three… ^_^
Yes, I’m teachers pet… ^_^
They were very good ^_^
That’s been pretty much my week..
Oh, and there was the whole ugly incident with Charlton Heston on the movie site, but no need to rehash that, so just leave it and we’re moving along!!!! *runs*
I hope you like my idea of Sunday round-up…
if not then.. you’ll have to suffer though every Sunday.. haha
So yeah… That’s been my week.. Hope yours has been an eventful one too… if not.. Well, there’s always next week..