I applied for my first part-time job. As a cashier at a local grocery store. It doesn’t pay very well (I think the starting wage is $9/hour?), but it will be a good way to meet new people and earn a bit of extra cash.
My goal is to work between 5-15 hours/week. Definitely no more than 15 hours consistently – I could work around 20 on occasion, but that’s my absolute maximum. And it’s quite hard to find a job that is flexible enough for me to somewhat make my own schedule. So I figured a big chain grocery store or even a big department store (or box store) would work out for me. In high school I worked for a big department store for a few years, and I could pretty much set my own schedule. But I think that might be a rare situation.
I’m also thinking of maybe working at GM Place or something like that for hockey games or events, because I have a ridiculous amount of experience in that area. But working downtown does not appeal to me. It’s just too far away from home, especially for late night shifts.
So we’ll see! I’m going to keep looking at local places and hopefully apply for a few more jobs this week.
P.S. I’m still looking into the option of working in a weight room, but there don’t appear to be any certification classes anytime soon and I don’t have any weekends free for the next few months to take the CPR course again anyway.