Thursday, March 13, 2008

My New Job


Well, it is crazy, but I have actually started a new job.  I am now officially employed as a newspaper girl!  There are several girls in our ward who have started paper routes around the area, and I decided to jump on board.  It is a perfect way for a stay at home mom to earn a little extra cash without cutting into the time with the kids.  The problem is that you have to report for work at 2:30 AM!!!  It then takes about 3 hours to get all the papers bagged and delivered.  I know it sounds absolutely ridiculous, and really, it is, but the routes pay between $800-1000 a month, and all for just 3 hours a day!  My friend, Wylie, and I decided to split a route, so we will each only do it for two weeks out of the month.  That way, we will each get a break and won't get burned out too soon!  We began our first day today.  It was HYSTERICAL!  I couldn't stop laughing the entire time, probably because I was exhausted.  We went to a warehouse where we bagged our papers with the other workers, most of whom were frumpy-looking old people in sweats and hand-crocheted stocking caps.  Then Wylie and I went to deliver the papers with the man who is giving us his route.  He was very obviously a smoker, and his car smelled strongly of it.  As we drove through the route, I was getting absolutely nauseous.  I was so afraid I was going to puke.  All I could think of was, "Is this really what I went to college for four years for?!"  To top it off, Wylie started crying in the backseat.  She claimed she was just tired, but really, it was a slightly depressing situation.  We survived, and we will be back out again tomorrow!!

3 comments:

Jewls said...

I'm sorry your first day was so weird, bad, I don't really know the right word here. Hang in there. Just remember why you're doing it.

Mari said...

Ha Ha! That sounds so funny. Tyson is always asking me if he can get a paper route. I've always said no until now...

Nate and Jessica said...

I am OBSESSED with this.