My little boy, my darling little Damien, had his first ever job interview today!
Holy crap how time flies bunnies!
Anyhoo, there’s a bike customizing place that Damien and I have seen in passing for many years, and Damien has an interest in customising cars. . .
So I took a chance and called the bike place to ask what the odds were that Damien could work there (on a part time basis and learn a trade at the same time) since I’m not sure what their employment policies are. The guy I spoke to suggested Damien goes and speaks to the owner one afternoon. We stopped over there this afternoon after work. Damien was very nervous, and when he gets nervous he mumbles, but I didn’t want to tell him to speak up in front of everyone. . . so I just introduced myself and Damien to the owner and told him I had called before and that Damien wanted to speak to him about working there on a part time basis. Damien was actually shaking! The poor thing, I was SO tempted to speak for him and prompt him on answers to the questions the guy was asking- but I wanted him to do as much of this alone as he possibly could. The guy asked him what he was interested in and Damien told him it was artwork so he took Damien on a little tour. . . and to meet their resident painter! I was very chuffed!
Damien was quite excited when he emerged about 15 minutes later (I strolled around the shop checking out bike accessories while he was gone) and told me what details the painter has asked for.
So it looks like Damien may well have found his first part time job. He’ll be doing real drudge work like sanding and grinding but he’ll learn a LOT at the same time- and he’ll be doing something that will benefit him immensely in the long run as well as something he’s actually interested in. . . and I’d so much rather he work there than at a video rental place- I know he’d have fun as a waitron or at the video store (and probably earn more, LOL) but I’ll be much happier if he’s learning something about what he’s into.