Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fun Money

My wonderful husband Brad does well at work.  But it seems like there is never enough Fun Money.  For vacations, eating out, movies.  Even something like new towels for our bathroom.  I know that may not sound fun to you, but they are 7 years old and I want new ones!  These are the things that are not in the budget.

So I made a big decision, along with Brad, to get a part time job.  Get some Fun Money!

But what can I do?  My degree in sociology isn't all that helpful.  I haven't had a "real job" since I was pregnant with Lainie 14 years ago!  (That was EDS, working from home.  That was a good deal.)  Ideally, I still need to be home during weekdays with my kids.  Homeschooling has never meant being home for us.  There is day camp for Lea, classes, tutoring, music lessons, drama rehearsal and field trips.  Plus school work in there somewhere!  Nope, can't get a day job.  I have never worked retail, but that seemed like the logical choice since I wanted to work evenings and weekends, when Brad is home.

I decided to ask my friend April about Target since she has worked there for years.  I figured with no experience what chance did I have?  She gave me the confidence I needed to go ahead and apply.  I do LOVE LOVE LOVE Target, after all.  And a plus of working there is a discount on things I already buy there!  

So I applied, had an interview today and was offered a position as a cashier!  Which I will of course accept as long as I pass my drug screen and background check.  (For those of you that know me well, you can laugh out loud as I did!!)  I don't see a problem, LOL!

I am mostly excited to start this job.  I feel a bit funny because I (well, my parents) paid a lot of money for that college degree.  Did they foresee me being a Target cashier when they remortgaged the house for me?  Probably not.  But the more I think about it, the better it gets.  I get to be home with my kids, which is the most important thing in my life.  I get to make a little extra money and maybe go to Disney World with it in a few months!  I get to be at Target, which, let's face it, is a cool place to be.  Our German visitors this summer spent 5 hours in there just shopping!  And they didn't even stay as long as they wanted!  I get a discount on what they sell, which is everything.  And I'm sure I will meet some interesting people along the way.  It's just another piece of my life that I didn't expect.  Many of the unexpected things in my life have not been good.  This one can be.  No, this one WILL be!!  Thanks April for the pep talk and the confidence in me!

(Here is a pic of me back then, at Oakland University, working in the OC at the coffee shop!  I look good in red, don't you think?  I wonder if I still have that shirt...)

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Lori! That's going to be lots of fun. Another benefit is that you'll be able to jump on great sales right away! Have fun.