Sunday, October 01, 2006

I Want This Job!

An acquaintance of mine - someone I'm rather fond of, actually - decided she could use a few more dollars than the day job affords. Just a little 'part-time' employment for just a little extra cash.

I can't believe people get PAID to do what she's going to be doing! She seems to have strolled in and was hired on the spot. Of course, she's a highly presentable and well-educated young woman. She said it was instantly clear that the job was hers, just by the look on the interviewer's face.

She's going to be a "Secret Shopper" and the fellow who hired her said they'll be saving her for 'upscale' restaurants. So her weekend 'job' will be to take a hundred, fifty dollars of someone else's cash and go to the best restaurants in L.A. She'll order a meal and at least one mixed drink of her choice and later write a report on the service and behavior of staff. She figures that will take twenty minutes because she's a professional writer. When she hands in her report I think they give her something in the neighbourhood of sixty dollars cash.

Free food, free entertainment and money! Does it get any better than that?


At 1:54 AM, Anonymous Maxine said...

Good grief! What a great job, especially if they let you take a book to the restaurant with you instead of "a companion".

What's her dress size though? What will it be in 6 months' time? (Just trying to find a bright side for the rest of us!)

At 3:56 AM, Blogger Minx said...

Why are these jobs not advertised? I would be pushing to the front of the queue.

A few years ago a friend worked for a private security firm. She was paid to steal to test the shop's security staff!


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