Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Good job

Yesterday Philippa and I both received great news on the job front.

Here is my news:
Pip and I headed into Kensington to sample a Cafe that I had spotted a couple of days prior. The Cafe is called 'Montparnasse' it was ok... It really could have been something special as it had many qualities that we like in a Cafe. Unfortunately it lacked a few things. No music/atmosphere. It came across as dirty and the decor and furnishings seemed only half properly thought out, and even less frequently maintained. But it was cosy, and outside was cold.

Almost cool. Montparnasse Cafe.

After this we went shopping at Urban Outfitters. Well not so much shopping, as we had no intentions of buying, but they really do have some neat things for sale. Clothes that are cooler than Topman/shop (with a price to match) and heaps of random nick nacks of which the majority are actually worth buying. Anyway, I had a missed call from my Cafe manager. When I checked it, there was a message to come into the office as soon as possible to meet with the Dryland manager... Ok... We were only a block away from my work so I went straight in, leaving Pip to peruse the clothing racks at Topshop.

I was taken to our first-class meeting room where the boss said that she was promoting me to joint team leader with my colleague Laurent. We would now be in charge of leading the team, keeping consistency, calling the shots on the shop floor and pretty much being the eyes and ears of the Cafe manager Marie. PLUS a 2 pound an hour pay rise effective 2 days prior! What great news! I know it's going to be a big step up for me as I am still new the the whole industry but it's a great opportunity and will make things easier on the back pocket.

To celebrate, Pip and I went to a Cafe around the corner from work called 'Exeter Street Bakery' which had been talked up as good... It wasen't really, the flat whites were weak and tasteless and the food, average at best. But, the day became better still that afternoon.

Exeter Street Bakery was a bit of a let down.
Here is Pips news:

So after celebrating Steve's good news at the cafe, we went to M&S for some quick Christmas wrapping paper shopping, then kissed goodbye as Steve headed of to work and I jumped on the tube home.

When I got back to the love-shack I opened my emails and found one from a lady named Rachel, who had interviewed me a few days prior for a press relations role I was quite keen on getting. The email contained good news! It said they were very pleased with me in the interview and would like to offer me the job!

Of course I gladly accepted. Press Relations is a direction I've been wanting to take with my career for a while now, and the extra money will make things so much easier for Steve and I.

So with Steve's promotion and my new job, I'd say that was a pretty prosperous day.