I have been looking around for a part time job. With things the way they are in the world, and not knowing for sure what could happen to you today, tomorrow, or a year from now, I thought it might be a good idea to bring in a little spare cash and hopefully, never need it for a rainy day.
Because Jim works out of town, I have only myself to rely on to pick the girls up from school each day. That meant that I could not start work before 4 PM any evening, and I was really not available any days at all.
I was offered a job I thought I’d be perfect for – working for a local catering company, assisting with wedding planning, scheduling, things like that. But the hours they needed me for were from 11 until 8 PM. Even with a very generous lunch hour, there was no way I could get the kids home. But when one door closes…
After a fairly exhaustive look, I was interviewed for a position with Super Suppers. I love this concept. For working moms, there is nothing better; and for those of us who are fortunate enough to be home with our families, having a place like this to help give us a leg up on soccer nights or library meeting nights is phenomenal. The premise of the place is you come in, and all the prep work is done for you. The vegetables are chopped, the spices are all laid out, the proteins are portioned out. You just assemble your meal, wrap it in our containers, and take them home to your freezer until you need them. And if you are too busy to do even that, you can call ahead and we assemble the meals for you. Forget to call in? We have a grab and go freezer that you can come in and choose items from!
I have only worked one shift so far, but it’s really like getting ready for a party the whole day long. I prepped meals, wiped counters, interacted with a few customers – it was great fun. It’s a long day on your feet, but really, with a good pair of shoes, this is going to be an ideal position. Best of all, I start at either 4 or 5 in the evening, I’m home by 9, so I have no trouble getting up with the kids in the morning, and even the weekend evenings are free!
I hope they love me as much as I think I’m going to love them!