I love making wishes. I love thinking about the future and what I can accomplish. Heck, I like looking back at whatI have accomplished and see the path I took leading me forward. Right now, I have a lot of things on my plate, but the biggest, my ‘newest’ wish, is to get this job I just applied for.
I actually have recently sat down for two interviews, and honestly both jobs would be good. One of them is here in Jersey City. I have wanted to work at a gay bar since I moved here. I wanted to be a part of that community even more and just immerse myself in it. Of course, I figured that this would be in New York City, but that does not necessarily need to be the case. I met with both the owners and had a good interview. It’s only a few blocks from a Light Rail stop which means another easy commute to work. It’d be a great job and a good stepping stone moving forward.
However, the other job offers many more possibilities but would have a lot more hardships. The other jobs is with a group of restaurants in Manhattan. I have never worked in Manhattan, outside of my short training stint at Two Boots. I would be starting at the bottom of a business once again and have the professional mobility to move upward if I warrant it. It gives me dental, health care, a 401k, and paid time off.
The best part of about this job was the way my interviewer described it to me. I asked her what her best time in the business was. She said that she started as a server and moved up with sweat, blood, and tears to being the General Manager of the same restaurant. When she was moving on, they found a place for her in the administrative side of the business. Three months later, she was interviewing me.
Honestly, it’s was exactly what I want. I almost broke down in tears when she described this to me. I was mystified that she described exactly what I was looking for. She also mentioned what my last jobs have lacked in training, and how to progress forward. I will get this job, and someday I hope to be her. This job has more opportunities and provides a future.
I don’t necessarily call it a dream. I want to call it a reality. It is a reality. This is my future. It’s an interesting thing to feel like a perfect fit for a business, and I’ve never felt that way before. I have always kind of flowed from one job to another just to make money. Even the interview is one of those flowing things considering my coworker at the brewery was the one who pushed me in that direction.
My future is a bright one. And this will be another one of those dreams that become a reality. I know it’ll be soon. And if it isn’t, I’m not deterred. I will always land on my feet.
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