Monday, 28 January 2008

Got up, went to work . . .

We've been here a week now.

I've had four goes at the getting up, going to work, coming home, going to bed thing. The current assignment (I quite like that word makes it all sound much more like something) is for a week and a day in the cash office of the Uni taking tuition fee payments etc.

As jobs go it's not bad. I'm getting to be a dab hand with the cards and the chip and pin machine. I am a bit rubbish with the real money though. I've never had a job before that required cash handling skills. In fact I've never had a life that required them. So while my expert colleague performs like a stage magician with a deck of cards, I'm the comedy juggler. The money gets dropped on the floor, I loose track of where I was in the counting or most embarrassing of all start going 10, 20, 30 and so on when I am in fact counting £20 notes and should be going 20, 40 , 60. Thank goodness someone invented money weighing machines or I'd still be counting last week's takings.

I might get the hang of money by Friday.

Wonder what I'll be doing next week

5 comments:

Anji said...

An interesting start...
Any problems changing from € to £?

SpiralSkies said...

At least you can put 'comedy juggler' on your CV now. That should generate some interesting offers?

You made me smile before breakfast. Thank you :0)

Breezy said...

Anji no problems at all I'm equally useless with both

Jen perhaps I should of just gone with a chicken wrangler, comedy juggler type CV in the first place to see where that got me

aims said...

Was beginning to wonder what had happened to you over there.

It's when you have to start using your toes to count when you get past 10..

Breezy said...

Hanging in here Aims just haven't quite got into my blogging routine yet