Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Working at the Car Wash Blues! Not!

I admit that I was a bit freaked out when I realized that my part time job was about to become almost or completely fulltime, depending on the weather, and that I might have to work the entire week before Christmas, including Friday! Oh, the horror of it all!  Especially, since I have been sick for four weeks with two different ailments and I have yet to even decorate my house for Christmas (I do have two trees up and a couple of Christmas candles out and my wonderful husband decorated the outside on Saturday), Christmas shopping is STILL not finished, nothing is wrapped, the house is not cleaned and the only thing I've baked are some graham cracker squares (which are were heavenly) for a party on Saturday night. Then add the working Christmas week to the equation and it was, "Yikes! No! Can't be happening." It has been a long time since this entrepreneur has been bound by someone else's decisions about when I am to work.  Yes, I admit it. I have been t.o.t.a.l.l.y s.p.o.i.l.e.d.  (I'm sure that by now, someone out there is saying, why is she on the computer blogging when she has so much to do and that's a very good question. I was on here to order something and got side-tracked and this will only take a minute...hahahahha!)

Now, having said all that and whining like a brat,  I must say that  I love my job. It's not a job that is going to save anyone's life, make them smarter, make me rich or provide an outlet for my creativity. It is a very simple job cashiering in a fairly large car wash and lube shop. I was looking for a part time job and a guy that I go to church with was looking for some part time "mature" help. Voila! Our pastor put us together...he is totally amazing like that...so I knew it was a God thing!  Anyway, I love that I get to meet new people each day and bring a smile to them---even if they choose not to return it (yes, I'm talking to you snooty lady with the Gucci bag and BMW, who would not even acknowledge my lowly presence....you did not ruin or even put a hiccup in my lovely day because for every one of you, there are a hundred who welcome a smile and friendly hello. But just in case by some incredible miracle, you were to read this, I want you to know I said a prayer for you because you need your cold, cold heart melted into a puddle of mush! It's Christmas for heaven's sake!) Now, where was I?  Oh yeah, I was talking about loving my job.

I not only love my job, I also think my boss is the greatest boss ever--other than me, of course! (Is that  laughter I hear from my former employees?)   I love that we had the busiest day in a very long time (according to him, not me) yesterday and I had it to myself from 10 a.m. to 4:45 a.m.  Now, did I mention that I have only been working a few days a week and one week no days, and that I've only been working there for a little over a month, and that even though the car wash business is not rocket science, there are a few variables involved and lots and lots of room for errors to occur and a lot of difficult procedures to go through to correct those errors, which is not easy when there's a line standing at the counter. I know you are thinking, "just get on with it, already" but I needed to paint the picture of the day I had.  So, anyway, it was a very busy day and I was flying completely solo because my boss was tied up helping the traffic flow and supervising the crew. Okay, now, finally, to the greatest part: my boss called me last night after he got home to tell me that he was astounded that as busy as we were and with me working solo that the cash drawer was only 2 cents off.  I was as amazed as he was, because even though I portray myself as amodel of self confidence, I had kind of a rough day and had to be a little creative in correcting a couple of goofs. So, I said he should probably look on the floor because the 2 cents might be there, since I dropped a whole lot of things during the day. But no, we were 2 cents over! Yay!  What totally amazed me was that this man, after working a very long and tiring day, would take the time to call me and tell me that I did a great job! How amazing is that!  I know, I know! Totally amazing!

So, I  really can't complain about working this week for a guy like that, now can I?   He is the absolute best boss I have ever had and one of the finest people you will ever meet. And no, he does not read my blog or even have a Facebook page, so this is not a "brown nosing" or "suck-up" blog post...it's just the truth!

Okay now, this is the absolute best part for any qualified candidates out there:  he is single, mid-forties, tall, thin and good-looking. So, if you are a single, drop dead gorgeous woman (must be beautiful inside and out--the inside--mind and spirit--part is the most important) who is in her mid to late thirties to early forties, who enjoys the outdoors, skiing, hiking (think Montana in the winter hiking...I'm sure that narrowed the field somewhat) who has good moral values and who loves the Lord and did I mention is beautiful in mind and spirit, then my boss is the guy for you.  So, if you meet these pre-qualifications and if you live in the NW Georgia area or are willing to move here (after passing a background check and other tests to ensure that you are a good candidate,) then I MIGHT introduce you to him. But, I'm warning you it will be a tough test because this guy is like a younger brother to me and is too great a guy to allow just anyone get the chance at meeting him!  I might add that he is not lacking for women who want to date him, he's just very sure of what he wants (refer to previous pre-qualifications) and hasn't found her yet!

So that's all I have to say on this subject, except that I wanted to embed this You Tube video but it has been disabled, so you can link there if you are so inclined,  and will add that I used to have that executive position that he's referring to (28 years) and I much, much prefer my job working at the car wash... fortunately, I am not washing the cars!

Hope you are having a great Christmas week. My day is pretty good since its cloudy and raining and I might not have to work today but am on call to go in at a minute's notice...and am willing to do that because I have the best boss ever.  Please, people who know him, don't show this to him...I do not want his head to grow any larger...he's great just the way he is! 




3 comments:

  1. A wonder of a woman who surprises herself, but never surprises me

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  2. This was such a wonderful post to read! Thanks for sharing this experience with us, and BOY,what a blessed woman will find that terrific boss of yours one day-provided of course she meets all of the criteria set forth in your post :o)

    Love you!
    xoxo, Daffy

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  3. Oh Vicki this brings back memories of the days when I worked at a very large car wash in Chicago. It was a very busy one! I have always loved working the register and I still would if I could. Bad knees now! The nice thing about being that busy is that the time seems to go by quicker!
    Another thing, I got both of my jobs through church! Best of luck to you and have a Blessed Christmas!
    Love Di ♥

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