Thursday, September 9, 2010

9 - 5

I was so tired after sitting around for a week doing nothing that I ambitiously found not only 1 but 2 jobs in one week. The first job was a server in a very up-scale restaurant in the next town over from me. Now, why I considered applying for this job, I have no idea. I always hated working in restaurants, not to mention that I'm a pathetic server. I thought maybe it could work because I had some knowledge of French cuisine and wine. Ha ha ha... So naturally I didn't last very long there. I worked Saturday and Sunday and by the second day I could already tell that I was impressing no one, especially the demanding owners. So, I decided hey, this isn't for me. I quit.
The second job is a little more to my taste. I found a temporary job in a bank doing administrative work. I'm already bored as hell and I miss my job as an English trainer a lot. I especially miss my co-workers. But I just need to keep telling myself "this is only temporary, I'll find something better".

Since I've been home, I've probably spoken French 5 times... I'm so afraid I'm going to lose my level. None of my friends speak French except the ones that I met abroad, but I don't talk to them on the phone that much. I'll just need to try to speak to my french friends as much as possible over skype. I also want to try to join Alliance Française but it doesn't seem all that active and it's also a little too senior... at least in my town. I'll just have to do my best to keep up my level. I just bought an awesome French dictionary that weighs about 5 pounds! I'm so excited!

After my 8 hour work day, I'm ready to go to bed. Goodnight.


au soleil levant said...

Hey, a job's a job, right?

Have you looked on to see if there are any French language groups in your area? I had the same problem when I got back to the US and finding the French conversation group gave me something to do and helped me make friends. Check it out, you might find something else interesting too!

Katie said...

Hey Soleil! No in fact I didn't even think about that! Thanks so much for the suggestion, I just signed up and I'm meeting up with French speakers in 10 days.
As for the job, I'm just happy I have something. Thanks again!

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princewill said...

so u speak french?lived in france for 3 weeks, just for vacation>

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