Once upon a time in Texas, there was a girl with an appetite and a dream...

9.05.2006

Italians quoted #4


Co-worker: So you know that today is your last day, right?
Me: No, did you tell me that already?
Co-worker: You know, there aren't any boats and the few that may come I can handle myself.
Me: OH MY GOD! NO MORE PAYCHECK! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? YOU COULD HAVE TOLD ME A FEW DAYS AGO!! I NEED A
HAIRCUT ANDAMANICUREANDAPEDICUREANDNEWWINTERCLOTHESAND

MAYBETHOSE DOLCEGABBANASUNGLASSESTHATIVEBEENLOOKING
ATFORWEEKS! THIS IS REALLY NOT HELPFUL.
Me: (
What I ACTUALLY said) Um...uh, ok.

I went to work the other day (Sept 1st) to find out that my work season was over. There are hardly any boats now and there just wasn't enough for me to do. I was expecting a couple more weeks of reduced hours, then no job, but this was a reduction that I didn't see coming. This is how it happens in Ischia. As soon as the calendar strikes September 1st, the summer is over, the weather changes, dance clubs close, and poor Texan girls become unemployed.

Wish me luck, as soon as I get back from the beach Ima gonna get me a wine job...I hope.

19 Comments:

Blogger nikinpos said...

I shall expect to be taken out on that boat then tomorrow!!

9/06/2006 8:30 AM

 
Blogger Travel Italy said...

Wine job? Making or tasting?

9/06/2006 8:40 AM

 
Blogger Sicilian said...

Tracie. . . a little surprising. . . a little sad. . . a little annoying. . . so another adventure soon awaits. . . leave Texan out of the next resume. . . I don't think that famous Texan in the White House will help your employability. . . I made that word up. .
Ciao

9/06/2006 10:43 AM

 
Blogger Ms Adventures in Italy said...

You're coming back down to Earth with the rest of us?? Oh goodie. Job hunting is fun. Some ideas to help your resume: Growth Supervisor (Plant waterer), Quality Control Manager (Wine Tasting), or Just-in-Time Discpline Administrator (Babysitting). Hope that helps!

9/06/2006 10:58 AM

 
Blogger Katherine said...

Hope the beach was great! Good luck being a wino. I mean, getting the wine job. :)

9/06/2006 12:24 PM

 
Anonymous Misti said...

Does this mean you'll be back to daily posts to help the rests of us schmucks get through the week? :)

9/06/2006 6:04 PM

 
Anonymous stacy said...

Good luck! are you going to stay in Ischia or go back to Naples?

9/06/2006 8:50 PM

 
Anonymous Pat said...

Quei Paesa'

Nun te preoccupa'

Magna e biva e nun te pienza a niente

9/06/2006 9:43 PM

 
Blogger Kathy said...

Your links in this post made me LAUGH!!! Look at this as an opportunity to enjoy Italy even more while you have some free time.

:)

9/06/2006 10:07 PM

 
Blogger The very nice man said...

A smart cookie like you . . . who can resist someone like that?!
Go and teach English to the Italian kids!

9/07/2006 10:45 AM

 
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

If anybody should have a wine job, it's you. In boca al lupo!

9/07/2006 1:11 PM

 
Blogger Dayngr said...

BOO HISS No paycheck ... YAY CHEERS more blogging!

As for the job hunt, beware of these:

COMPETITIVE SALARY
We remain competitive by paying you less than our competition.

JOIN OUR FAST-PACED COMPANY
We have no time to train you.

CASUAL WORK ATMOSPHERE
We don't pay enough to expect that you will dress up.

SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED
Some every night and some every weekend.

DUTIES WILL VARY
Anyone in the office can boss you around.

MUST HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL
We have no quality assurance.

CAREER-MINDED
Female applicants must be childless (and remain that way).

APPLY IN PERSON
If you're old, fat or ugly you'll be told that the position has been filled.

SEEKING CANDIDATES WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF TALENTS
You'll need it to replace the three people who just quit.

PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS IS A MUST
You're walking into perpetual chaos.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS
You'll have the responsibilities of a manager, without the pay or respect.

GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Management communicates, you listen, figure out what they want and do it.

9/08/2006 12:46 AM

 
Blogger Angie said...

I don't know, I really like the resume you linked to there! That the kind of job I want, too...

9/08/2006 1:55 PM

 
Blogger Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Ciao Tracie,

Here's to our new beginnings in the Italian work world! In between "housekeeping" of course (ie, underwear ironing.. that was a new one for me!) In bocca al lupo!

9/08/2006 4:09 PM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

no computer...no time...thanks for the comments! i'll reply soon...

9/08/2006 5:20 PM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

travel--anything! i just want to get started and learnlearnlearn

2fargone--no, i was behind the camera

sicilian--never!

ms.--thanks, i'll keep those in mind! esp that quality control one

katharine--thanks:)

misti--misti!! where are you? now that i'm not working i have NO computer...i'll figure it out.

stacy--ischia, definitely for now

pat--va bu

kathy--i do have free time, but the problem is that nothin's free

very nice man--not what i had in mind...

susan--thanks, i figured that after 3 years of doing other things it's time to do what i want :)

jenn--maybe you didn't understand that those were "desires"...things that poor unemployed texans CAN'T have. now i just have to figure out how i'm gonna pay that pesky rent

angie--thanks for reading the link!

shelly--i'm going to come and visit you...r site :)

9/09/2006 3:41 AM

 
Blogger Venitha said...

Oh, man, what a summer, though!

9/11/2006 7:12 AM

 
Blogger ChaCha said...

I am reading your blog from Saskatchewan Canada. wine??? yummmm

9/16/2006 12:03 AM

 
Blogger cammar said...

Funny. Pretty much the same thing happened to me in Hawaii...
Tutto il mondo e' paese.
...Translate that!

10/03/2006 4:05 AM

 

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