… at my Best Buy interview this afternoon. The position I interviewed for would make me a floor salesman in the PC area, a natural fit, and would probably pay around $8 to $9 an hour to start. A far cry from what I used to be paid, but better than not being paid anything at all. The possibility of advancement is there and wouldn’t necessarily require a lot of waiting as they just moved a bunch of people into the Geek Squad which is why the PC area is in need of salesmen. Some of those guys had been with the company a month or two. The gentleman I interviewed with has a Physics degree as of 2001 so he can totally relate to that whole gotta-get-the-work-wherever-I-can situation that I’m in. If nothing else, the atmosphere of the store and the crew seems to be a good one with the supervisor telling me he tries to keep things a little goofy. “Goofy is good,” I said, “I can do goofy very well. Just ask my wife.” I should hear within a couple of days if I’ve got the job or not.
Jonathan at Compeople has said that if I land a job at BB and can provide him with my weekly schedule then he’ll see if he can’t work some freelance jobs in around whatever BB has me working. Jonathan pays considerably better than BB does, but BB has more hours to offer. Between the two and Anne’s daycare job we just might be able to stay afloat long enough for the tide to change.