Not because I have quit, though. Well, technically I have informed them that I will work until April next year, at the latest, so maybe that means quitting. I felt a bit guilty when my boss asked me if I would stay over the busy season and I said yes, that I was planning to, when I meant ‘only if nothing else comes up’. I clarified (and tried to lay the groundwork for when I leave at much shorter notice than nine months) by saying that if the perfect dream job came up, and I was approached by somebody to do it, then I would obviously take it. The approach has happened but I am not the only contender so we shall see.
The ad wasn’t about me leaving. It was because we need somebody who will take on a steady Saturday gig. As I have mentioned here before, I used to do Saturdays and I regarded them as the worst day of the week. You got the younger people, out to drink as much as possible as soon as possible, and they get aggressive and confrontational. After DMD (drunken midget day), I refused to work full days Saturday again, in spite of the time and a half. One of our casual younger drivers was offered my regular Saturdays and he took it with enthusiasm, only to have to quit it two months later with stress induced high blood pressure at 23!
Hence the ad.
BF read the ad and cracked me up by saying “They don’t need any of those attributes; they just need a big fucking stick!” . Too true.
By the way, I have another job lined up for next year, from April to October. I will be a walking trail tour guide here. I am excited! Very excited!