Tuesday, February 9, 2010

No Go on the Demo

I mentioned a while back that I had been asked to do a toy demo at our local Wal-Mart this Saturday. The pay was OK; - $40 for 4 hours of work. It wasn't until just yesterday that I found out the details. There is no demonstration of toys involved.

The job consists of "...intercepting children as they enter the store and leading them in a parade line back to the toy department for a photo opportunity...".

Um...no.

I can only imagine how many ways this could go wrong.

I am not a "kid-perky" person to begin with, and I don't deal with conflict well. I don't want to deal with parents who are angry about having their kid(s) hijacked and led to the toy department the minute they enter the store. I don't want to deal with parents who are disappointed when their free "photo opportunity" is less than studio quality. I don't want to be responsible when someone's child leads half of the parade to the candy aisle instead of the toy department.

I don't care how nice a few extra dollars would be right now; I've politely unscheduled myself for this gig.

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Good news is that Shane's boss says there is work waiting for him now. Bad news is that there's still about 5" of snow on the ground that has to melt first. If he's lucky, he might be able to get a week's worth of work in before that "major snow storm at the end of February" that everyone's predicting.

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If I'm not around for a few days, think nothing of it, especially if your name is SonyaAnn. I have a lot of errands to run this week, a doctor appointment, an early release day from school and some Valentine cookies to bake. Looks like my dance card is full until Saturday.

6 comments:

Sheila said...

Bummer of a deal on the Wal-Mart gig. I would unschedule myself from that as well. Good luck with the weather clearing. We are supposed to have rain and sleet today. We still have lots of snow on the ground here too. Enjoy your week--sounds like you will be really busy.

Miranda said...

Yeah, that Wal-mart gig sounds like a bad time just waiting to happen! Have a good and busy week. Temps are supposed to warm up to 40 so maybe the snow will melt quickly. Take care.

Beth said...

I think I would have passed on the Walmart demo too. That does not sound like an easy $40! Hope something else better comes along.

Janelle said...

I HATE it when they are misleading up till you get all the specifics right before the "shop." Ugh!! I seem to have that happen all the time. You'd think they'd figure out they need to give you the details up front!

Anke said...

Just wanted to say thank you for the nice comment you left at down to earth about my kitchen. The green shaker does hold my (handmade) scouring powder. I found a set of the shakers in a thrift store and now one is in the kitchen and one in the bathroom. They work well and look pretty.

SonyaAnn said...

I would feel kind of weird about stealing kids so I could spend the parent's money! Way to be creepy!
"If I'm not around for a few days, think nothing of it, especially if your name is SonyaAnn." Like every good stalker, I need to know your where abouts at all times! I'm just doing my job!
Have a great weekend and checking in wouldn't kill you! LOL