i've been debating whether or not to talk about the new gig here, because i knew that revealing the specifics would make me super easy to find. but then again, i've already done that before - like, anyone could've tracked me down effortlessly with all of my wan-derful women's expo talk. right?
besides, i'm so stoked about the fun environment i'm going to be in now. it's such a big part of what's going on in my life right now, so it's going to be awful hard to keep my yap shut. i started training last week, just a few hours for a couple of days to get myself into the swing of things, meet some of the staff, and get an idea of what i've gotten myself into. and so far, i'm really having a ball.
if you've been reading for a while, you'll have an idea of my love for dot's cupcakes in pasadena. i'd become friendly with the owner way back when she first opened, almost four years ago, because i was such a frequent customer. and then we found out that we have a mutual friend in my buddy lilcee. so when i was bitching and moaning on facebook a while back about being so over my current job, she messaged me, which led to a phone call, and that resulted in a job offer! i was hesitant at first, knowing that it'd be a slight cut in pay, and the anti-social snob in me wasn't sure if i wanted to go into a service-oriented industry and have to talk to people face-to-face. i mean, i haven't worked retail since i was 16 and cashiering at target!
i ran it by the teen, who said "mom, i'd rather have you make a little less money and be happy at your job. besides, i'm kinda tired of hearing you complain about work every day." d-oh! and while i was fully expecting the hub to either shoot the idea down completely or make endless fun of me for even toying with it at all, he instead said "oh, that's cool. you'd be a lot happier there than in that office."
i tweeted vague info about it to get my twirlies' opinions, and they all agreed. so i took it. i still get to keep working part-time weekdays, and eventually, maybe i'll get to help out with corporate and wedding orders. there's also the social media aspect - they have a facebook page and a twitter account, but it's not updated as regularly as it could be. plus, instead of having to deal with figuring out something to wear to work every day, i get to just throw on one of these, with a pair of jeans and tennies:
and i get to be surrounded by delicious morsels and cute packaging like this:
not to mention, dot's has kind of earned itself a bad rep (at least that's what i got from reading 100+ reviews on yelp) for lousy service and clueless/rude employees. as a customer, i personally never experienced any of the things that people complained about, so i'm making it my mission to turn that around and increase our star rating.
the sweet tooth definitely runs in the family. at the american girl place this weekend, the teen picked out this cute little set of "sweet treats" for the bean to share with her dolly. she loves to set up her little table and chairs and have an ice cream party now:
aren't they cute? there's a glass with lemonade and one with a root beer float, plus a banana split and a hot fudge sundae. well, actually, when the bean served it to me, she said "here's your tuesday, mommy." haha!
she digs the little spoons it came with, too. such a ham.