This afternoon, Chelsea and I hit the streets to find some sort of jobs. I was expecting the usual California job hunt with a conversation something like:
me: Are you currently hiring?
restaurant owner: no. sorry.
me: Okay! Well thanks!
The first place we walked into, called Elwood Food & Wine, said that they just had someone leave and could possibly hire one of us (and the guy’s eyes went from me to Chelsea and back to me as if he was funny). That wasn’t the most hopeful interaction for our first stop.
However, the next place was called Dandelion. Penni, the man we spoke with, said that they were currently short handed and would love to hire us if we returned with resumes. He also mentioned that at that restaurant people typically left up to 10% tips! (In Australia, and everywhere besides the US I think, it is really uncommon to leave a tip for any type of service.) So that would be nice to make a good wage and earn tips! Yahoo!
We ended the day with seven places within the 5 shopping blocks that said to definitely come back with our resumes because they were a bit short handed. Hopefully the rest of the job finding process will be just as easy! My experience from Cucina Isabella and Tommy J’s is definitely going to help a lot!
Aussie phrase of the day: Good on you. Similar to “good for you”. Usage: Steve said, “well, good on you” when I told him that I slept for 9 hours on the plane flight to Australia.