“Delivery boy/girl wanted, 18-21 preferred. 4 to 6 weeks, get out in the open, meet interesting people. Irregular pay, but make lots of money. Driving skills a must. Should supply own bulletproof vest and know how to keep mouth shut about employer.”
No, seriously. I’m looking for a job. Due to me doing off-campus study in the Boundary Waters from June 17 to July 17, I’ll only be home for a 4-week chunk, and then a 6-week chunk a month later.
Also, seeing as I’ll be moving to an urban area in the fall, I’ll probably need a little more money to get by. Food and such will probably be more expensive in Madison than it was in Hole in the Ground, Wisconsin. In addition, I may want to stay up there next summer in a rented house with 4 or 5 buddies, and having work experience would make it easier to get a job.
Background on me: Up until now, I’ve only worked volunteer jobs. These were informal, set-your-own hours type of gigs, although some of them did have scheduled work days I had to make. I often showed up on Saturdays at 9 AM and cut buckthorn all morning.
Will anyone hire someone in my situation? If so, what do I tell the employer in the job interview? How do I say that I’ll only be here for four to six weeks?
Remember that I’m living in Jerkwater now, so the only job opportunities will be at malls and restaurants.