When multiple friends remark about how quickly you returned an email, it’s time to go out and find a jib.
You know how a friend says something that sticks with you? My friend Juli once thought she might go out to find a regular jib, in addition to continuing to create her awesome artwork. The term stuck. Seems an apt term too, to a freelancer like me … jib. Makes it sound a little unusual. And besides, I have thing for nonsense words. Awesome.
I just want a little, no-big-deal jib. Something like making sandwiches or cleaning cabins, maybe. Or working at a motel desk. I just want a little something to do. I’m to the point where I don’t want to hang around here all day. Well, that’s not all of the story. Having a little more money around here to buy a new car would be nice. Dare I mention it would be nice to toss around some disposable income?
So. Time to look for a jib. I might draw the line at pouring slag or wearing a humiliating uniform, but otherwise, I’m open to anything. (I guess I would have to be, considering my only skills are being nice to people, cooking, cleaning, and playing the piano.)
However – Hold your horses. Have I ever mentioned that I was pick-pocketed in the city, and that all my ID went with the wallet? Yeah, you see where I’m going here. So, I started that process today too. Ever have to replace your ID without ID? I don’t recommend it. In fact, it’s a total weeks-long thing.
Anyhow. Working on that part. It’ll take a bit of time. Meanwhile, I thought I would like to see what’s out there, and I bought our local Adirondack Daily Enterprise to check out the classifieds. Very encouraging! For me, anyway. No, there were really no career sorts of job listed. At all. But, there were more than a few “Regular Jobs.” That’s what my Grandmother used to call them. Here’s a sampling, and my personal ratings.
Bagel/Sandwich Maker – Totally. I could do that.
Motel Housekeeper – Actually, I’d love it. But I don’t think they’d hire a guy.
Animal Hospital Receptionist – Hmmmm. Maybe.
Store Clerk in Small Shop – You betcha!
School Janitor – I try to stay away from archetypes.
Sears Sales Associate – In our little lawn-and-garden Sears? Awesome!