I just had an interview for my first "real" job, as in not babysitting and not tutoring haha. It was at a local Au Bon Pain, and I would work there starting like next week through the beginning of September.
In my ideal world, I would have a job that I could work maybe 20-30 hours a week at, weekdays, with occassional weekends.
This job could be 30+ hours a week and apparently I need to be available to work basically every weekend. The problem is, I already have a number of weekends I wouldn't be able to work. I told him I would need a week off in June for CMA Fest, and one off in August for my family vacation. And then on top of that, like 3 other weekends. He was so vague and all over the place, talking about this and that. At first he made it seem like it would be tough to make that work, but then he kept telling me how easy it is to trade shifts with people, etc.
I also have applications in at 3 clothing stores that I would MUCH rather work at, and they said they'd look at applications and start interviews this week.... but I would start the Au Bon Pain job this week, like I would meet the big supervisor Monday and maybe start Tuesday.
BLAAAAAAAAAAH. I don't want to pass this job up because it's too many hours and weekends, only to not be able to find another job. But I also don't want to take this, not be able to get the weekends I need off and be miserable, and find out that I could have had a much more enjoyable job at American Eagle.
I think what I'm going to do is just be honest and ask if the number of weekends I need off is going to be work-able, and tell him that I'm really not open to working a full-time 40 hour a week job.
I've never had a job at any type of food or retail place... does this seem reasonable? I'm really just not sure of what is asking too much on my part, and what is totally reasonable and do-able. Input???
Sorry this was so rambly lol.