Sunday, April 28, 2013

I've Got a Job(s?)!

Sometime at the end of last year, when I was writing up my goals for 2013, I decided that I wanted to work at the World Series of Poker (don't ask me why...maybe I was subconsciously thinking that I needed some way to fund my other goals).  A couple of months ago I decided to apply then promptly thought that I had chosen a bad goal because what if they didn't hire me?  Then I got a notice telling me to come in and audition for the job I applied for (the email said if I couldn't make it there would be no rescheduling but a nice lady called and I told her I would be out of town so she did, in fact, allow me to reschedule).
Fast forward to yesterday when I went in with about 50 other hopeful candidates.  After one basic math test (I passed...I was worried because I hadn't taken a math test in decades but I passed!), a bit of training with counting casino chips, and an audition where I was also able to count chips and money accurately (some people didn't get hired because you got one chance to count out chips and money and if you made a mistake you were finished), I got hired!  I was so excited!  So not only will this knock another goal off my list but the terms were better than I had expected ($14 an hour, paid lunch, actually the lunch hour is paid and they give you a free buffet for lunch any time you work, plus a $1500 bonus at the end of the six weeks if you stay the entire time) and it looks like people will be getting a lot of hours.  PLUS it will get me out of the house (some of hubby's family members will be coming to stay with us for the duration of the tournament because they will be playing in it so we should have a full house for about six weeks.  It's going to be craziness but I won't be there because I will be working...yeah!).

Then I got an email about another job.  You may have remembered a while back when I found a job that was very similar to what I had done in the past.  I wasn't going to apply but instead ask that they contract with me but I looked at the online application and it wasn't so onerous so I did the short, one-page application, and a couple of days ago they emailed and said that I passed the first review and sent me a bunch of questions for the next part of the hiring process (questions about the work I had done in this field, etc).  So I need to get those submitted soon.  This job would be much better than the other (according to others...for me I'm not so sure since it would be a permanent, full time, $90k/year, "career" kind of job and it just seems like such a "golden handcuffs" trap...yikes!).  So now I will just wait and see what happens with both jobs.  I think this will be a great way to spend the summer, plus, since we won't be going anywhere for over a month, I may do my "go to yoga class every day for a month" goal as well!


  1. Congrats on the WSOP job! If the other one proceeds, you will have quite the decision to make!

  2. Congrats to you! Six weeks of work would be a nice chunk of extra money.

  3. wow.. congrat's!! It sounds like you have some big opportunities coming your way!! Hope it goes well!! :)

  4. Wow! Congratulations! I cannot WAIT to hear the stories from the casino job. $14 an hour and lunch is decent pay. And a $1500 bonus? That's incredible!
    And then the other job offer. 90K a year! Holy cow, that's major buckaroos!
    As for yoga, we did that during P90X training. Even though it's good for you, we hated it and it was only once a week. I can't imagine doing it every day for a month.

  5. Congratulation for your new job bro......