Thursday, January 06, 2005

Work, in various forms.

Spent the last two days working at my parents shop, running it while they're down south having a holiday. I usually look after the shop while they're away though I'm liking it less each time, not that I ever looked forward to it, though I guess it's not really that bad and working for my parents is alright but I just don't like retail work.

It's especially annoying this time when I've just spent 6 weeks working in a lab at fonterra's research centre in Palmy. The difference between lab work and retail work is very noticeable and further strengthens my desire never to work in retail. You know you aren't suited for retail when you see a car load of customers pull up and all you whish there'd go get lost somewhere that wasn't the shop your in. Dealing with customers and phone calls is the primary annoyance get rid of those two features and I wouldn't mind it so much. Unfortunately getting rid of those two things tends to leave you with out a shop after a while which is a bit of a pitty.

Any way my two weeks of "holidays" are nearly done and on the 9th Jan I fly back up to palmy for another 6ish weeks of work at Fonterra before University starts. I get back about the 18th February to start my MSc (Biochemistry), (Master of Science in Biochem), which hopefully will be interesting.

2 comments:

Abi said...

You know you aren't suited for retail when you see a car load of customers pull up and all you whish there'd go get lost somewhere that wasn't the shop your in. Dealing with customers and phone calls is the primary annoyance get rid of those two features and I wouldn't mind it so much. Unfortunately getting rid of those two things tends to leave you with out a shop after a while which is a bit of a pitty.So true! So much more stressful in the shop when there are customers wandering around and asking questions.

Since you posted on my blog (thankyou!) I thought it would be only fair to do the same back :-)
Looking at the profile I see you also read the Dragons of Pern books... I liked the first few (well, the first many) but the most recent one or two I couldn't really get into, particularly "The Skies of Pern". Hmm. Anyway - In reply to the question, I don't think our CU is asociated with IFES - what does that stand for by the way? I haven't heard of any CU's here turning into Christian Fellowships either, but who is to say they won't do so soon?
Good luck with all the Biochem studying,
Abi

EONsim said...

IFES is the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. http://www.ifesworld.org/

Most of the NZ CU's changed to CF's some years back so if it hasn't happened in the UK it's probably not about to.

Yeah the later Pern books aren't so good, a resonable read but the first one is the best one I think.

By the way if you haven't read Robert Jordan's Wheel of time Series it's probably worth a try.