A short post about me looking for a job.
Being a pensioner with plenty of time on my hands and someone who can always use a little extra cash i was looking for a part-time job. Nothing to hard and I did not want to start early and also finish about four o’clock.
I was speaking to a friend, who new a lady that needed a door man to sit and watch about six monitors and just open and close a front door. That would suit me, no work to do only watch monitors and i would meet people from different walks of life and i could also take a lap-top in and write.
So i phoned her to make enquires and she said to meet her at the house the following day and we would talk about the job and also wages etc. When i got there i was early and all the blinds were closed, so i pressed the bell and a young girl opened it and ushered me in.
I said i was there to meet a lady by appointment and she looked strangely at me but she said £40. Just then the door bell rang, when opened, in walked a woman who looked as though she was dragged through a hedge.
We went to a tiny room at the front of the house where there were 8 monitors, telephone, table, chair and a kettle. She said all i had to do was sit here and keep an eye on the monitors which were looking at the hallways and stairs, also answer the door bell and if i seen any trouble just phone a number which was on a piece of paper taped to the wall and two or three men would be round right away.
I would start at 11 am and work to 4 pm and i would be paid cash, no tax, great. I told her that i would think it over in the next few days and would phone her i asked what her name was, but she told me to call her the same as the girls and that was madam, o’dear, a bit of a snob i thought living above your station.
So what do you all think, should i take the job and is it suitable for me. All your thoughts will be listened to.
If you have ever had a job or worked in a place like this, i would like to hear your experiences.