Today, I started my first day of work at my school. I got this job as a student worker for the summer, a maintenance job that is. I was expecting to have to do certain jobs pertaining to replacing appliances or fixing them and the like, but I was completely wrong. I'm glad I was wrong, because now all I have to do is paint pretty much. I just have to paint dorm rooms over and over, so it is not a bad job at all. Getting paid at more than $10 an hour is the real nice part.
As the first day came, I didn't know what to expect. I arrived there with my friend, and all the workers gathered in a conference room to figure out what the hell we were going to be doing. We were then broken up into different groups to work under different "sub-bosses". Our group went to these apartment style dorm rooms, and we were then told we would be mainly painting. We went around the dorms moving the furniture to the center of the rooms, so we would not get paint on it. After this we were shown how to paint, as you are shown how to do certain things at the beginning of every job.
At the end of all the talk of what we were going to do and how to do it, our crew leader stated how he did not have enough of the required items/tools for us to paint today. So he then proceeded to tell us to lounge around and not be caught. We stayed in an empty room for around an hour just sitting there. Eventually we switched rooms and buildings, but we did the exact same thing. I passed the time by having alot of smoke breaks, but it was extremely boring. Eventually 3:30 came around, and we finally were able to leave.
It was one of the most boring days of work I had had, because we had no music or anything to do, while sitting around.At the end of the day, I got paid for around 6 hours of work, while not doing any work. Pretty awesome day in my book. Now to sit back and watch Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas!