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16 July 2009 @ 07:22 am
First spa tour  
Well as much as I hated the idea of working in a spa or for a corporate business, I may end up starting my career in that environment after all. Pam took us to "Serenity By The Sea" and I have to say as structured and Nazi like they are it seems like a pretty kickass work place. Helps that you work hourly instead of get paid by the job, so if someone doesn't show up, you still get paid, granted it's it's 30$/hr with client vs 18$/hr without, but thats still 18$/hr for doing nothing, or maybe folding towels/getting ready for the next appointment. Also while you work there, there it's free food (not just cafeteria sandwiches either, actual hotel style meals), and everything, including your supplies are covered by the Hilton. All I have to bring of my own are shoes, socks and underwear, and uniform of course but that's provided. Heck they even wash your uniform for you! The one thing that caught my attention rather quickly was that all Hilton employees of the get room discounts of 60$/night, all over the US, so needless to say my first thought was: DRAGONCON!!! This is a really tempting offer, considering they r hiring and really need someone to work Sunday and Monday shifts, it's all indoor work and there is almost no evil/blinding sunlight I have to deal with (which tires me faster and lowers my work performance), it's only a 10 more min drive from the school, so it'll take me less than 40 mins to get there from the house. So, I'm gonna go ahead and apply there and see what happens. My goal was to work with a chiropractor and my ultimate goal was to work with THE chiropractor, Dr. Payne. Unfortunately Dr. Payne already has two male therapists and they are looking for a female to balance I out since a lot of people request females. But maybe one day something will open up with him, meanwhile I'm going to give a shot to places which are hiring right now. Really hoping this works out very soon, and all the paperwork crap with the NBMT (national board of massage therapy) goes by smooth and by the numbers without any delays or unexpected glitches.
magnet5 on July 16th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
Very cool for a starter job.
Break a leg!
sarahtoalaskasarahtoalaska on July 17th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)
It's a start and sounds like a nice one. Uniforms suck, but hey... you get paid either way. Awesome. Plus it will give you experience and that's never a bad thing. From what I understand the HIlton is not a bad place to work. Decent perks.
herzogravenherzograven on July 17th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
it really does sound nice - especially dragon con rooms at super discounts!
uniforms i'd have to wear anywhere, in this case all MTs wear scrubs, theirs just have the logo on it
but yea, gonna go apply there and start somewhere and then work my way up, at least i will have a piece of paper that will say i can do xyz
sarahtoalaskasarahtoalaska on July 17th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
Exactly. It's annoying to have to need proof of what you know you can do, but at least you'll have it. Scrubs aren't bad.
kwixkwix on July 19th, 2009 08:30 am (UTC)
Do it!! Sell you soul to the man!

No, seriously that would be a fantastic foot in the door and $18/hr isn't to shabby of a start to be building you experience cred.