Thursday, 16 October 2014

Creative Working and Checking Out the Boss

I need to generate an income.  I romantically imagine that I could have multiple income streams as mentioned in one of my mountains of self help books.  At the moment just one income stream would do.

Job seeking, I was surprised to see an advert for pub catering staff in a local paper this week.  From my experience good jobs rarely get advertised unless they are in the teaching profession.  They were looking for people ranging from cooks and chefs to assistants and apprentices.  I did get my City and Guilds Cookery Certificate (albeit many years ago) and I cook on a daily basis, so I thought a job as a kitchen assistant would do as my 'good enough' job and I could do freelance writing in my spare time.  I was buoyed up with renewed enthusiasm after having a miserable few days.  Yes!  I could have my cake and eat it!

Anyway, I emailed the pub for more information regarding the roles, rates of pay, hours of work etc and waited for a response. I didn't get a reply so I emailed again and was given a mobile phone number to contact them 'to discuss.'  Such is the advantage of social media today, it is quite easy to see if people are on twitter or facebook.  Before contacting them again, I tracked this person down on twitter.  Their tweets were few but contained images of the porn his father had been sent in the post and part of the male anatomy tattooed as an elephant head complete with trunk!  I am so glad that I found out more about this person before phoning 'to discuss'!

So, it doesn't look like I am going to get a job as a kitchen assistant anytime soon.  I do have a sense of humour but would not want to work for anyone who sends out explicit tweets.  I would not be able to respect them as a boss and would not feel comfortable working for them.  I think I had a lucky escape.


  1. So do I! Sorry that your first attempt failed to come to anything but think you had a lucky escape there! Better luck next time.

  2. You sure did Simone!
    Don't give up though they can't all possibly be like that!!!!
    V x

  3. I don't know whether to laugh or cry,
    Or just roll my eyes to the sky!

    Happy job hunting!

  4. Same as Ethel Johnson!
    I hope you find something - don't give up.
    Julie xxxxxxx

  5. 'You live and learn' was something my Mum used to say! There is something out there for you Simone - I hope you find it soon - as your other commenters have said 'keep trying' and good luck:)

  6. Keep trying, Simone!! Surely the next one will be ok....lucky your found out in time though!!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  7. Wow! You sure did have a lucky escape there, Simone. At least you got a good story out of the experience.

    I hope you are able to find your way soon. I know that sometimes it takes a while, but I know that it is there waiting for you to discover it. Don't give up.

  8. I'd love to earn a living without a job. Catchy title. I bet it is not as simple as that though!

    It is so hard to get a job, do keep trying. Remember it is incredibly difficult out there, it really is not you. It's a horrible rude market place right now. I wish you humongous good luck in finding a job soon. Keep your spirits up and don't let them get you down!

    Best of lucky and fingers crossed you will be lucky soon!

  9. As a big time food lover, I've always fancied working in the culinary arts just part time and gleaning from the bounty
    (although I'd grow quite large,
    I'm sure). I hope your perfect dream job comes and finds you
    and fits you like you were born to wear it:)

  10. Goodness me, what an earth was he thinking?!
    Good luck with the job hunting, maybe with seasonal jobs on offer for Christmas something more interesting will turn up.
    Lisa x


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