Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Two years ago when I retired, I didn't know if I could handle not working so I applied for work in a bookstore. I had worked for 32 years as a librarian so I knew I could relate to the environment. I never heard about my application, it was one of those anonymous online things. Imagine my shock when they called me in for an interview.
I am working on contract until Jan. 12, just for the Christmas season stocking shelves and doing inventory. Here is the rub. It turned out to be a graveyard shift 10 pm to 6 am Sunday to Thursday. I just had my first shift last night and it is going to take some getting use to, particularly sleeping during the day. I know there are health ramifications of graveyard shifts but I got clearance from my doctor because it is short term.
My husband and I are going on our dream vacation to Europe in July, so this is my way of earning some mad money for the trip. So far, it is impacting on getting to the gym but I do walk around and shelve books all night so I must burn some calories. It will be a new adventure for sure!