Friday, March 20, 2009

Take this Job and Love It


D1 wants a job. Like most people, money is her motivation. The other day I took her and her friend down to the local car wash. She heard they hire 14 year-olds, so we decided to start early in the search for summer employment.

With D1 in the front seat and her friend in the back, I drove them down the street while coaching them on what to say, what not to say, and how to stand, and how to smile, and who to ask for, and all other things pertinent to this life changing occasion.

When we arrived, I sat out in the car while she and her friend ventured inside to the office. A few short minutes later they emerged with white paper forms in their hands, explaining the manager was not in so they were to fill out the paperwork and return another time.

As we drove home, D1 reviewed the two-page generic employment application. After a minute she turned around to face the back seat.

"I hope they don't put me inside and make me do the books," she told her friend, "I hate paperwork."

Her friend nodded silently, barely looking up as she reviewed her own paperwork.

"Hmmm..." D1 continued a bit concerned after scanning the application further.

"I really hope they don't ask me to manage sales. That would be so boring," she concluded.

24 comments:

  1. did you blurt out, "fat chance!" before you could help yourself? where do they get such ideas? this is hysterical.

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  2. Now the job is not easy to find, but do not have 14-year-old child. :)
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  3. Don't leave us hanging! Is she doing the books? Or is she managing sales?

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  4. So your car and DH's car get washed regularly now? Right?

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  5. This is hilarious!
    All from 14year olds!
    Some attitude!
    Congrats!

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  6. Hope they can find something they are prepared to do!

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  7. Kids, aren't they great! *chuckle*

    Congratulations on David's Post of the Day Award! :-)

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  8. I'm here from the POTD. Congrats! So funny. They are getting ready to learn a little from life...since around that age they stop wanting to learn from us.

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  9. Ah, 14 going on 35...weren't we all that way? Loved this post...I had boys...they are much more...let me see...slow on the uptake? They wouldn't have worried about what title they possessed...just what kind of "wheels" might get their attention, lol! Congrats on Post of the Day nomination!
    Sandi

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  11. Oh, so funny! Thanks for sharing! Congrats on your commendation by David in POTD! I'm so glad I came!

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  12. I bet they put her in charge of payroll. But, that would be rather boring.

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  13. Michal,
    No, I managed to keep silent. For once.

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  14. Skywind,

    You are new! Thanks for dropping by.

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  15. Doggie B.,
    The real question is did she get a job. Any job.

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  16. Momcat,

    Thank you. Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Merisi,

    A chuckle. A hoot. A snort. Yes, they are all these things.

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  18. Sink,
    That must be why she slips on her iPod headphones every time I try to talk to her.

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  19. Sandi,
    Thank you for the lovely comments. Yes, boys are different breed.

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  20. S & S,
    Thank you for coming. You are welcome any time. Day or night.

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  21. High hopes abound, eh? Good luck to them!

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