Cake Decorator Job - Should I Accept It?

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surfergina Posted 12 May 2006 , 2:14pm
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Hi! I just got a phone call today from a local grocergy chain and they're asking me for an interview to be a cake decorator (part-time). I said sure, I'll meet with them next Monday.

The biggest problem is that I put my house for sale. My family and I are moving to another state. The house has been on the market for 2 1/2 months already with no buyer. Once the house is sold, that's when we start packing and move out.

Should I accept a job to gain experience as a cake decorator (I desperately need experiences in order to operate my own home based bakery in my new home) since I might work there for 3 months? Should I tell the boss about my house or should I cancel my interview appointment?

Help! I don't know what to do. icon_sad.gif

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Somethin-Sweet Posted 12 May 2006 , 2:19pm
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icon_rolleyes.gif Hummm.......I think I would probably take it- since it is only part time. But be honest with them at the interview about your home.....If it is only for a few month, you will have gained lots of experience from being able to do it every day.....Good Luck! Keep us posted! icon_biggrin.gif

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Jenn123 Posted 12 May 2006 , 2:46pm
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Yes go to the interview, but be honest!

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barbaranoel Posted 12 May 2006 , 2:58pm
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Wellllll, I can kinda relate. I recently took a PT job with Kroger, I applied for cashier until I found what I really wanted, but once they found out my experience with previous deli and cake decorating they were drooling over me (no exaggeration either) So, here I am working in the bakery for the last 5 wks, and they've just offered me promotion for assistant head bakery, but exclusively in charge of bakery dept. It will double my pay and they'll send me to their cake decorating classes.

How can I pass it up?

Anyways, I wouldn't tell them about the house. They wouldn't hire you and you would definately gain experience that you need if you work there for only a couple of months.

This was to be a temporary position for me, but now I'll probably be there for a couple of years. Great pay, excellent benefits and the experience I get from doing this everyday, definately helps.

I have made a vow to myself that they'll always get great work from me but my truly "creative" ideas will be for my own customers.
(BTW - I'm not allowed to "recruit" new customers for my own business from Kroger)

Barb

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surfergina Posted 12 May 2006 , 5:29pm
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Thanks for your reply! I found it to be helpful! icon_smile.gif

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surfergina Posted 15 May 2006 , 6:41pm
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I'm back - I just finished my interview with them and they hired me on the spot! They desperately need me to fill in their back orders, even though they don't care that I only wanted to work for summer season due to moving out of state.

They are very nice people. The schedule is flexible and the pay is not bad at all, as well as still getting a benefits for under 30 hours per week. I'm glad that I got this job.

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Somethin-Sweet Posted 15 May 2006 , 6:50pm
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icon_biggrin.gif Congratulations!

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stephanie214 Posted 15 May 2006 , 6:51pm
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Congratulations.

Learn, learn, learn...happy decorating thumbs_up.gif

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potatocakes Posted 15 May 2006 , 7:28pm
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Congratulations! Glad it worked out for you!

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ncdessertdiva Posted 15 May 2006 , 7:40pm
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Congratulations!!
Leslie

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barbaranoel Posted 15 May 2006 , 8:16pm
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Congratulations!! Now take the opportunity to learn everything you possibly can. And have fun!

Barb

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jackie64 Posted 15 May 2006 , 10:32pm
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Congrats icon_smile.gif

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leily Posted 16 May 2006 , 12:00am
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don't forget to take pictures of the cakes you do at the bakery also... anything to help that portfolio grow!

Leily

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surfergina Posted 16 May 2006 , 4:06am
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Thanks!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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AmberCakes Posted 16 May 2006 , 4:27am
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See being honest is worthwhile. In my opinion. Congratulations and Good luck in the selling of your home. Looks like things will go in your favor. icon_smile.gif

~Josie

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