Last week when I dropped off Eugene's old clothes at the Salvation Army shop on Barton Street I applied for a job with the Sallies and I got it. I reported for work at 9 a.m. yesterday. Bronwyn gave me a 10 minutes orientation talk on health and safety issues and that was it. She assigned me to assist the driver Stephen for the day. We loaded up a 3 ton truck with old clothes and other goodies for the two shops at Hamilton East and 5X Roads. We also have a list of pick-ups to do all over town. These are from people who rang up the office asking us to go to their houses to pick up old furniture and other stuff; usuually the left overs from garage sales!
I asked the manager, Bronwyn to let me work every morning this week, except on Thursday (ESOL) and then I will decide later just how many mornings I want to work. The regular guy is on sick leave. They are a bit vague about him. I think he has absconded and the job is mine if I wanted it. The conditions are great with free parking just around the corner at Harwood Street and I can choose the working hours that suited me :o)