Wednesday, June 16, 2010

out with the old, in with the...well, you know how it goes

last week, my now ex-boss treated me and the other girl in the office to a goodbye lunch. i was feeling like sushi, and since i'd read some pretty favorable reviews on yelp about this tiny little place, we headed into old town monrovia for mooncat's.



there were a few small tables outside, sushi bar seating, a counter along the wall and window, and a couple of little tables inside. we chose one of the latter.



i think the menu was bigger than the restaurant. heh.



we chatted and checked it out, and i ended up going with their bento box special. i worried that the box would be bigger than our table, but hey - this was my special lunch.



my soup and salad came first.



then came a caterpillar roll and assorted tempura for my pescatarian co-worker.



piggy me ordered a crunchy dragon roll, too. mind you, i did share it with the others.



just as i'd predicted, my box lunch took up a good portion of our coaster-sized table. heh. i enjoyed every morsel, though.



the boss went with the udon and a spicy tuna roll. she's always looking for good asian grub for the big boss when he's in town. this passed the test, apparently.



as excited as i was about my new gig at dot's, i found myself slightly wistful and sad to say goodbye. i'd actually had a fairly decent year working in that office - the hours were great, the pay was decent, and the work itself was a cakewalk. the boss was still asking me up until that morning if i was sure i was leaving. ha! but i'm sure they'll find a great replacement - someone who will work the full-time hours she was always asking me to take on, and possibly one who'll be fluent in chinese, too. i wish 'em all luck.

and as for the new job...well, i'm having a ball! i'm getting the hang of working with the public for the first time in *mumble* years, and although i seem to be suffering from a phone phobia (i don't love talking on the phone anyway, let alone when there's a pretty good chance that i'll sound like an idiot as i stammer out unsure answers to questions), i think i'm doing a pretty good job. i'm finding easy ways to talk customers into buying a third or sixth or whatever cupcake, and even managed to sell our gift wrapping service yesterday to a dude buying a box of anniversary treats for his wife. see how happy i am?



it is wonderful to have fun at work at last. and the fact that i had monday off (and next monday too!) only adds to my enthusiasm for this job. rotating schedules kinda rock.

9 comments:

  1. You must be eating cupcakes every day. How can you not? Dots is my favorite in the 'dena area. I will have to come and visit you and get my mint chip fix.

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  2. I have been craving a cupcake so much! Maybe I will have to come visit when I go see my gma in SGV. Glad you are liking the new gig!

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  3. I will definitely be placing mass orders (like hundreds of cupcakes) in the future. I have some work events that will benefit from your wares.

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  4. Yum! Seriously I'd be in so much trouble if I ever work at a cupcake shop.

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  5. It really is the perfect place for you. :) I'm really glad you're enjoying the new gig!

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