Samuel has now officially applied for his first 'real' job--at The Ice Cream Shop. Hmmm. The name looks funny all typed out because the logo for the business has an ice cream cone instead of the words Ice Cream in the name. The O> Shop might be more accurate? Or maybe it faces the other way? (which I can't type here because blogger thinks it's html code or something and some of my post disappeared)
Anyway, I digress....
The O> Shop is one of the few places teenagers can work here in Girdwood and Samuel's been talking about working there for several months. One of his classmates thought he was nuts for wanting to work there because he'd 'have to talk to people' (gasp). Samuel said, 'um yeah, I'd like that' (no surprise there, huh?).
Samuel even had a chance last weekend to 'advertise' himself to the owners. Samuel was volunteering at a pancake breakfast fundraiser and made sure he was the server for their table. And made sure no one else touched their plates...hovering at the pass-through window to grab the plates as soon as they were ready.
He's excited about the possibility of working there and I really hope he's hired. I have heard great things about the all-around job training the kids receive. I know that this would be a great first job experience for learning people skills, money-handling skills and responsibility skills. Not to mention the one-cone-per-shift benefit!
I'll keep you all posted!