Thursday, October 25, 2007

Burned alive

Well, 90 minutes into my trial run at the restaurant, it was abundantly clear that it was not going to work out. In fact, once I told her I didn't have much practice carrying three plates at once, I knew that I was hosed. But more than that, I don't have experience in a restaurant quite as classy as this place. I need to set my sights on somewhere more casual. And I'm glad that she was honest with me about my poor fit, because I'd rather spend my time searching elsewhere than feeling like a fish out of water, carrying everything on a tray, including extra knives and empty beer bottles.

So, Operation CV Handout continues today. I have a few leads, so I'm optimistic. The only thing that is dicouraging is that it would seem many places may not want to hire someone for another couple weeks. I don't know what I would do with myself with no job for that long (without spending an exorbitant amount of money, that is). I'll deal with that possibility next, if need be.


dave925 said...

Justin - I was thinking that restaurant looked a little fancy - at least for my backpacking budget. If you get a more casual waiter job, than hopefully I can stop in for a bite to eat - I'm buying my plane ticket to New Zealand next week, and should be there by December. :)

Kirsty said...

Hey there. If you're skint and find a job that doesn't start for a while I can totally recommend checking out Help Exchange. It's similar to WWOOFing except not all teh places are organic farms. There are lots of different things and it's a great way to get off the beaten path, meet some Kiwis and save money. Check out for a place a couple hours north of Auckland. I stayed with Marijke and Robert and had a blast and built their website and did gardening and stuff. Really nice people, really chilled.