Friday, August 14, 2009

You Could Hear A Pin Drop

So, for those of you who may not follow my cooking blog, I have re-entered the workforce after a year of recovery from my back surgery. I recently worked for a demonstration company, but thee amount of hours they were giving me was not what I had been promised. So much for a good ole hand shake. So I stayed with them until something more substantial came along, so I bided my time. Friends kept their ear to the ground in regards to any jobs out there.

A dear friend of mine had heard that the deli meat company Boars Head was hiring. So she got in touch with a friend of hers who was in upper management, but low and behold, eh was not hiring at present. I thanked her and told her just to keep her ear out for anything else.

Fast forward a few weeks and same dear friend called back to say that Mr. Boars Head was now hiring and to give him a call. I did and he said he would have a spot available mid-August and if I could hold on that long that I had a job. Oh yeah, I could wait.

Today was my first day and it was so much fun. I am a person who needs to deal with the public. Why? Because I was born to deal with people. I connect with them. I am the average Joe-ette and they like that connection. I am not some hoity-toity person who they cannot understand.

When my day was finished I had to go back to thee office to be shown how the paperwork is completed. So simple an earthworm could have figured it out. There was a few other employees in the office and we were just shooting the breeze, talking about nothing in particular. One of the ladies asked me if I had tried the new chicken I was demonstrating. I thought about it for a split second then I politely told them, "I don't eat meat, I am a vegetarian." You could hear a pin drop. The look on their faces was definitely a Kodak moment. I was tempted to play that entire moment all over again, just to see the look on their faces, it was grand.

The first thing I was asked was if I had issues working for a company that promotes meat. And I told them, if I did, I would not be working for them. Duh!

I did have a great time and it was good to be working in a wonderful atmosphere once again. So if you see a short lady with short red hair, that would be me.


SamuraiMom said...

LOL:) Oh, how I would have loved to have been there!

My husband once worked on a HUGE chicken tycoons yacht and was offered a meal and asked if it was chicken and the crew informed him no one on the crew will eat chicken! HE never did get a reason why, but it makes one wonder.....

I figure chicken is safer than most meat, on the rare occasions I give in to the occasional craving that is what I eat, I wont touch beef or pork period. But now I can't help but wonder why the companies own employess wont eat the chicken...hmmm....Guess I am better off just not giving into those rare cravings..

SamuraiMom said...

By the way, congratulations on the job!

appleleaf said...

That's funny. In fact, they know you're probably the perfect employee. As well as being a people person, you can be depended on not to eat into their profits by nibbling their food.
Thanks for the smile.

Freakmom said...

Congrats on the new job!!

sunshineperri said...

I wish you had a camera!!! How funny!! It sounds like you could make a commercial for Mastercard's priceless!!
Tell them a loyal Boar's Head customer loves the new chicken!!