The Independent Variable - Matt Haugland

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

First Night at New Job

I got the job. Thursday night was my first night as a delivery boy for Jimmy John's. It was very interesting.

I made sandwiches, sliced meat, mopped the floor, cleaned stuff, and delivered sandwiches to interesting people -- mostly at dorms and fraternity & sorority houses. I got tips! On my first delivery, I was offered a $14 tip (it was a $6 sandwich and she gave me a $20 and said keep the change), but I didn't accept it. It almost doesn't seem right that I'm getting paid at all, as I'm doing it just for fun.

It was very humbling -- not so much because of the kind of work, but because I have no skill at it. I'm just the new guy who doesn't know anything. I was asked to work the cash register but had no idea how to do it. After slicing a big pile of meat, I put it too close to the edge of the table and half of it later fell on the floor (don't worry, it didn't go into anyone's sandwiches). I cut the bread the wrong way, put stuff in the wrong place, and did a few other things wrong (and needed a lot of help!). But I'm learning.

Now that I have a little bit of a clue how to do my job, I'm really looking forward to next time (Thursday night).


At 10:26 AM, Blogger Marcian said...

This is so exciting!!! I'm so glad you're getting to do this!!!

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Megan Ferris said...

At least you're doing something where you don't have to cook anything. That could be more disastrous. :-p

At 11:01 AM, Anonymous jamie said...

Matt, you make me smile.. I think it is hilarious that you love a job that most people would HATE... good for you!.. although... I would have taken the tip.. lol..

so .. how did your second night at the new job go??

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Turi said...

Matt, that is wonderful. My compliments.

At 3:26 PM, Blogger jazzycat said...

Saw your comment over at marcian blog.... I Thought I'd give you a look and am puzzled that your're meterologist making sandwiches in Norman.

I spent a year in Enid, Okla. a long time ago.


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