The Sometimes Job

Wow. This has been a manic Monday! I’m going to need some caffeine to get through my evening, Luckily, I have an interview at Starbucks tonight. Now, don’t get too excited, Folks. This is not for a new, full-time position to replace my receptionist job. Darn! It’s for yet another type of gig that I call “A Sometimes Job.”

What is a sometimes job? Well, think about it. There are full-time jobs that offer 40-ish hours a week. Then there is a part-time job, which means your schedule offers less hours., but you still get fairly consistent pay. Then, there is the sometimes job, a job that makes no commitment to you, so you could be working 40 hours a week or 40 hours in an entire year. Whenever the company runs an event and needs help, they call me.

I was looking sooooo good at this Jim Beam Nascar event. Dag. I need to lose some weight!

It’s funny. I think I’ve had more sometimes jobs than normal ones. I often stack as many of them as possible on top of my regular jobs. I always wish I could just make sometimes jobs full time. Why? Because they are ridiculously fun and pay just as well. My favorite gigs were definitely all the liquor promotions. I mean, who wouldn’t want to dress-up in cute outfits, meet new people, flirt, and try to sell a brand? Derp. It seems like common sense to me. It’s fun work that makes me feel good about myself, unlike this job, which makes me feel pudgy and blah. The beauty business strangely does not make you feel beautiful, especially if you’re at the front desk.

Sadly, even the sometimes jobs that dangle the full-time and part-time carrots above my head never follow through. “Oh. We’ll definitely be needing people full-time soon. We’ll let you know and get everything set-up.” Wrong. False. Oh well, maybe someday one of these sometimes jobs or free gigs I do will actually evolve into something legitimate and substantial.

That way I can step away from the verge.

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1 Response to The Sometimes Job

  1. Blondie says:

    You wanna be a freelancer, is what you’re saying!! I support this. Risky because you might have a lull in work from time to time and no steady paycheck or benefits, but rewarding because you are constantly doing different things and have a more flexible schedule. Mostly you get to be your own boss, too! It’s kind of a bitch, tax-wise, but overall something fabulous and very impressive. That’s pretty much what I’ll be doing, myself. I’m kinda already doing it; I’m just held back by all this time I gotta spend on school.

    I think you’d truly come alive if you managed it. I hope one of them follows through and gets you a full time gig soon, or you somehow manage to find a deluge of sometimes jobs that let you kick the ol’ receptionist job in the tail!

    GOPRENTICE!!! *cheers* Good luck on your interview tonight!

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