Yesterday, Tom called me to schedule the trial shift. This is for the job that I want. On the phone with him, it sounded as if he was ready to make me an offer, but I insisted on scheduling a trial. I go in on Tuesday morning, 11:00 sharp. I feel very confident about all of this, like I know it’ll be the one.
Today at 4:00PM, I’m supposed to go into the House and continue training. The hostess who took me through OpenTable on Thursday night said that their schedule is sent out on Sunday, and that Cat (the manager, I suppose) would get in touch with me regarding availability. They have not yet told me if this is a full or part time position (but I believe we discussed full time), how much it pays, what the opportunities are for advance, if benefits are included. To me, it doesn’t feel as though I’ve actually accepted a position. I also haven’t done any paperwork, so to me that’s not technically a hire.
But the consinses is: I have the job. Although I like the personality of the staff, I’m weary of accepting it. I do not think I’ll be challenged enough by a 60 seat restaurant (when I am accustomed to coordinating reservations and events for a 220 seat restaurant). Now I’m in a different position then when I started: I’ve already gone through this interview with two people at CB (“THE restaurant”), now I have a trial shift, and that’s going to go really well. After the trial shift, I am anticipating them to make me an offer, which I will likely accept on the spot. I already know that should they hire me, I’ll receive 5 points from the shift tip pool on top of my salary (but I don’t know what that is), in addition to full benefits. Also, there is growth potential with this company; they often promote from within. But all things considered–the vibe of the restaurant, my chemistry with the space and the people, the size and potential indicate that this will be right for me right now.
I love having options. But I can’t write as if they’ve hired me yet–I’m still lofting in the air.
With the excitement over my trial shift at CB, I’m unmotivated to prepare myself to go into the House tonight. They want me to wear all black. I have one black outfit, and I’ve already worn it there. I don’t have a lot of clothes, due to this continuously irritating situation (basically, when I took the position at LYNC, and I worked out two weeks with Garibaldi, I had to move right away. My father, in kindness, packed up all of my clothes, etc. although I’d specifically asked him NOT to. Some of the boxes remained in my loft, others he took to his house. When I unpacked, I realized that half of my wardrobe (nearly all of my fall/ winter things) are still in Savannah. Now that I’m unemployed, I can’t in good conscience go out and buy new clothes, even if they are “for work.” I’m not the sort to go to H&M and just buy a piece of trash.) So, I’m either going to be dressed professionally, and not in black, or I’m going to be dressed all in black, but casually.
I am still getting call backs on my resume. Although I’ve only applied to 10 places, nearly everyone I’ve applied to/ interviewed with has responded. Just this morning, someone emailed me to set up an interview. I know that I could blow off the House and keep looking, but that’s not my style. I’m going to go now, get myself ready, go in.