So, when I say I took a part time (less than 19 hours a week), temporary, seasonal, barely-over-minimum-wage job, most people would wonder why I’m gleeful.
Well, number one, there’s a good chance I’ll be picked up as a permanent, part-time employee at barely-over-minimum-wage fewer than 19 hours a week. And at this company, that means you get healthcare benefits. Which would mean that I could substitute teach and still have some income and have HEALTHCARE, which subs don’t get.
And I get to stay in Portland!
But the glee is still present, because even as a temporary employee, I get the coworker discount.
And I’m working for IKEA.
I was seriously sitting in the interview room, doing the pre-employment spit-drug-test-swab thing, and looking at the lamp and saying, “It will be mine. Oh, yes! It will be mine!”