a door opens

sexywineWell, I never got that awesome marketing job I wanted. Instead I decided to stop worrying about things so much and focus on getting a job where the work would be to my liking. Hmm, what would that be? It would have to be fun. It would need to be something I feel passionate about. I would have to like the people there AND the environment.

I frequent a lovely little wine shop on Park Avenue in Rochester called Wine Sense. Every morning the owner posts an email to her subscribers offering the “Wine of the Day” or WOD as we insiders like to call it.. *sniff sniff * With a few white wine exceptions and a few out-of-my-price-range exceptions I am almost always tempted to buy the required 3-for  deal she offers.

Last week when D’Bear and I went in for our WOD I pulled the owner aside and asked if she needed any help over the holiday season. To my delight she answered “Yes!”  So when I got home I emailed her my sad, pathetic resume and ten minutes later got a reply asking me to stop by on Monday for a brief chat. I arrived at the appointed time and within 10 minutes found myself with a job.

Now it doesn’t pay much, **cough-pitiful really-cough** but there is one incredible perk: I get wine AT COST!!

I love the wine. I love it so much that D’Bear jokes about it. (He should TALK!) I have a reputation as a good cook, having taught cooking classes and wowing friends with some pretty-darn-good food over the years. He jokes that my kids will one day say to me ” Mom, we’re thinking of having some close friends and family over for a get-together. Do you think you could cater it?” and after providing a bountiful table-ful of delicious eats they will sit me down and say “SURPRISE! This is an intervention!”

When I owned my kitchenware shop,  Christmas holiday season was INSANE ! It was all my employees and I could do to keep up with customer demands! We wrapped anything and everything. We made gift baskets. We rang up sale after sale all the while laughing and singing Christmas carols along with the stereo system blaring forth holiday music all day long! The store was ALIVE! My daughters would come home from college, roll up their sleeves and pitch in because it was fun! (and I paid them.)

I look forward to some of that once again. The wine shop is a fun place to work with really nice people working there alongside. There are wine tastings every weekend and special food and wine events scheduled around the holidays.

Now if my paycheck EVER makes it past the door…well, it will be good.


17 comments on “a door opens

  1. This is really Great news, Trisha! I am happy for you =D Congrats!

    Jeanette- Aww thanks, my friend! My feetsies may complain but I doubt that I will otherwise!

  2. What a great gig! Money, vino, fun … it’s all good! Plus you never know what future jobs this could lead to!

    LR- True dat! Word has it that this is a gig that will only be temporary but one never knows who one might meet along the way!

  3. Congrats! It sounds like a fun place to work and it always helps when work is fun! I have to ask… will you get fired for drinking on the job? 🙂

    Just a Mom- I thank you for the kind congrats!
    As for the drinking on the job- yesterday the owner was tasting something a friend brought her and she shared a glass with me, the new girl..it was a $400 bottle of amazing red! Just that one glass was worth around $20! Loving it!

  4. A door opens-

    And Trisha walks through! Good on you, Trisha! And something you’ll enjoy. Nice!

    i’m happy for you. Congratulations.

    c. Thanks, hon! I knew you’d be happy for me! 🙂

  5. oh rockin’! you’ll be managing the place in no time.

    Hay- Not sure I want to manage it but thanks for that vote of confidence! 🙂 Thanks, sweety!

  6. I was going to say…if your paycheck ever makes it past the door….LMAO!! SO BE IT…you deserve it! Much ❤ to ya babe!

    Nikki- Thanks, Nikki! You are such a darling! We have yet to see how much of the paycheck goes home? HAHAHA!!

  7. Whoooooooooooooooo HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Congrats!

    Mabel- Just think of the good stuff I’ll have in my cellar by the time you and the crew arrive!! YEEEHHHAAAWW!

  8. Congratulations Trisha! That’s GREAT news!

    Good luck and I hope the job is everything you hope it will be. Heck, you can’t beat wine at cost!

    We have a really cool winery close to our house that we like to visit from time to time. Their wine is awesome and i’m not much of a wine drinker myself so that should tell you how good it is. 😀

    If you are that good of a cook, have you ever thought about your own catering business? At least on the side or something? Weddings would be VERY good money to cater. I didn’t know you owned your own kitchenware store. Why don’t you have it anymore?

    Gary- Thanks, Gar!

    Yes, I have thought about the catering but it would require revamping my entire house or building a separate facility in order to keep it legit. Plus I am reeeaally tired of owning my own business. Showing up for work and letting someone else have the headaches of ownership suits me fine nowdays!

    I gave up my store for several reasons: marital stress, emotional fatigue, and the fact that I was simply tired! Physically! It took a huge toll on me even though the money was good. If I was say, 20 years younger I might start my own business again but at 55 I just don’t want to invest that much of myself in a business again.

  9. congrats on the new job..although we miss you bunches over on fb when you are gone. I am glad things worked out for you !!! 🙂

    JJ- I miss you SOOO much at FB and here! Seems like there are never enough hours in a day anymore!
    Thank you, sweetpie!!

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