Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This Job Is Bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!


You get the drift.

So Gary's new job? It's awesome. (You thought I was gonna say bananas again. Heh.)

Here's the general breakdown, and I swear I'm not making this up:

The job he originally applied for was deicing airplanes at the Colorado Springs airport part time.

His first day of training, they asked if any of the trainees knew anyone who might be interested in a full-time mechanic position (with considerably higher pay than the deicing position) that had just opened up. Gary's been working on cars his whole life, so naturally he started jumping up and down with his hand in the air.

The interview process went a little something like this:

Interviewer: (Pointing at something on the deicing truck) What does that look like?

Gary: A wiring harness.

Interviewer: You're hired!

When Gary asked what time he should come in his first day, his new boss replied, "Eh, we'll have breakfast around 8 or 9."

Even though he worked approximately 10 hours his first week, it is considered a "full-time" position, which means he will still be paid for 40 hours of work. If he should ever work overtime, they'll still pay him time and a half, which if you ask me is pretty ridonkulous.

He has worked six days so far. His boss has bought him breakfast and/or lunch five of those days.

His boss is taking us both out to dinner tonight to "welcome us to the family."


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