When I was sixteen, I was frantically searching for a job so I could afford to visit my best friend on the East Coast for a few weeks in the summer. After twelve applications at random locations around town, my thirteenth try seemed to work. (It's very hard to find jobs around here when you're incredibly close to a college town.)
The place that actually called me up for an interview? The local movie theater. I've briefly mentioned before that I work at one, but other than that I haven't dived much into it. Because I've been there since I was sixteen (three years) the place has sort of, grown up with me so to speak. I've had a lot of major life things happen while I've been employed there, and I don't consider it to be a regular job since I've had so many memories there. There's a reason people say you could make a movie out of all the drama and things going on at the theater.
I have had some of my first major crushes (coworkers) there and I met my first boyfriend there. I almost took one coworker to prom, and then went with one this year (my boyfriend.) I have helped best friends get hired there, I've stopped being best friends because of things that went down that were semi-work related. But then again I have made many new close friends (some I consider best friends) that I would not have met otherwise. Nothing like not dipping the pen in the company ink, am I right?Just kidding. But seriously, you may be thinking, why is she blogging about her job? A job that some call the "stoner's job" or the "easiest job in the world?" Well, that place has grown on me, and I have really good memories with it. I love it! Besides that, I wasn't sure what else to blog about today, and I have to go to work soon, so I thought, why not.
I think if you would have asked me three years ago what my perfect, part-time dream job would have been, I never would have said the movie theater. I honestly don't even watch movies. My coworkers are always making fun of me because I've never seen classics (what can I say? I have no desire to watch movies like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings.)
But in my weirdness, I think that place has left a mark on me, and I've left my mark on it (besides the fact that I'm always breaking something there.) I've gone through quite a bit of my teen years there, and I've some had crazy experiences there. But maybe that's how it was unconventionally supposed to work out. And now that I look back on it, I think I got pretty lucky with this job. What an awesome first job!
Yes, I have to wear a terrible vest and bow tie, and yes, free movies are definitely compensation.
What was your first job? What about coworker shenanigans, anyone? Or is that just me...
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