Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's off to work I go...

well, maybe.

I applied at Sears Portrait a couple of weeks ago and surprisingly enough, I got a call from the manager last week. He wanted me to come in for an interview (which was today). I wasn't going to say anything unless I got the job but I just can't contain myself (plus I needed something to blog about).

I went in this morning for a regularly scheduled photo session for Kadie and Sara. The manager knew I was coming in and planned on having me interview with the assistant manager. Apparently she was out at the beach doing an on-location photo shoot and I would have to wait for the manager to get in to do my interview. Thinking that he would be there by the time I was done (after all that took over an hour) I stuck it out. He didn't get there til almost noon and the kids were all wound tighter than a yo-yo. My friend came to keep an eye on them so I could talk with the manager uninterrupted and thankfully they stayed away long enough for me to make "what I think was" a good impression.

He seemed to like me. Gave me the spiel about what will go on during training and what would be expected of me during the holiday season. He said he would call people next week to get them set up for the training sessions. One of which starts in about 2wks. Hopefully I can get a sitter during the day (if I get hired) so I can get that done and over with and move on to actually working there. Lord knows they can use all the help they can get.

I'm really excited about it. Not even the money making factor, either. The fact that I get to take photos of other people's kids AND get paid for it. I'm hoping that by working there will give me the motivation and confidence to pursue my own career in photography.

Wish me luck!


Carol Beth said...

Oh, that's exciting, Bri! They'd better hire you--how could they say no to someone who has to try to get 5 kids to smile (or at least not to cry) EVERY DAY?!

Good luck--looking forward to an update!

Tiffany said...

They need to hire you - that place could use all the help they can get! LOL plus for just waiting on that guy for that whole time with 3 kids you deserve to get hired.

Anna said...

Congrats! Soo exciting! and i'm sure being away from the kids will be great too!

Special K said...

Oh how exciting! I think it's always fun to have more things in your life. And I'll bet you do a fantastic job at Sears! I love all your photos.

Becky said...

I'm just reading this now, a little late - did you ever hear anything about the job? I hope you got it!