Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dream Job

I've been putting a lot of thought into jobs lately. We, as a society, tend to make everything a job. Having a job is a job. Driving to work is a job. Getting home on time, getting dinner ready, putting kids to bed (to whom that applies) are jobs. Even things people say are enjoyable can be turned into jobs. For instance, working out. Those gym rats love to do it- but it's a job. Getting there, exercising, showering, what a chore. I think this is all a little out there. Then there's all the other definitions of job. "Those crooks made out pretty well on that bank job." "The Italian Job." Good movie. "That little 4-bopper was one of the best jobs I've owned." See? It could even be a car. "That break-up really did a job on her." Need I say more?
I want to talk about a dream job. A post of employment. I la-hove my job. It's the bomb-jiggity-boo. I love dressing up for work everyday. I love having an excuse to buy new heels. I love answering the phone. I love signing documents. I love typing. I love having a PO Box to check. I love returning calls. I love being smart. I love being a career woman. (P.S. According to google images all career women must be Chinese. Only pic available.) But, as much as I love sitting in my big leather chair I'd give it all up to work at Subway. I'm not even kidding. 8 times out of 10 when I go there I see the help wanted sign surrounded by juicy crispy veggies and I think... that would be heaven. I have put some serious thought into this! There are pros and cons. So, pros. I would get to make sandwiches all day. And not crap shoot Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. Real, meaty, maybe even double-meat sandwiches. I get to make it exactly how someone wants it. That is guarantee customer satisfaction. Next, Subway would be a nice easy job. I am already familiar with all their products. Bread, yup heard of that. Lunch meat, mmm hmmm, yup, know that too. Cheese, I consider myself a pro. Veggies, not my favorite- but on a sandwich they aren't too bad. Eating Fresh? One of my specialities! Cookies and Chips- I wish I could claim credit for inventing them. Check. I'd be relatively easy to train. I can only think of 2 cons. First, I am probably over-qualified. But if Subway is the Equal Opportunity Employer they say they are- they can't hold that against me. And second- I bet they wouldn't pay me all that well.
But can you really put a price on your dream job?

6 comments:

Natalie said...

YUMMMMMY subway, you're right it would be a great job I just couldn't see you in those funny little hats saying "would you like that toasted," stick to what you are really good at and that is looking smokin hot in your pro-fresh outfit, ya baby, c ya tomorrow, I don't know maybe SUBWAY!!!

johnandjana said...

Patty, I think you are definately over qualified for Subway. And, you look so darn cute all dressed up, I don't think you should turn in your 2 week notice just yet. Thanks for coming to the shower last night. It was fun to see you.

Karlenn said...

You crack me up, Pats. You are the only person I've ever known who has dreamed of a minimum-wage job in food service!! Are you going to be at church Sunday? I miss you. :( And I need to write you an e-mail. Soon, my love. Soon.

Lyner said...

Hahaha! You are a goof! That would be the worst job, you would smell like sandwiches all day, and wear that nasty shirt all day instead of your pro outfits with heels. Just saying :)

megan said...

LOL!! I can't believe that Subway is your dream job! How funny! I'm sure it would be fun at first getting free cookies and all, but I bet it would get old real quick!! I've heard the fast food biz is NOT fun to work in!

The Empey Fam! said...

hahaha you crack me up