Thursday, November 19, 2009

Trading Down (Up)

Some years ago, I held a lucrative position working nights as a bottle service waitress in a NYC nightclub. Being a sophomore in college, underneath the drinking age, I would spend 3-4 nights a week partying for 6-8 hours a night and leaving with a wad of cash that exceeded an normal amount of money. Again, being 20 years old I would spend it on whatever I pleased. However a large amount went into a savings account where it would lay dormant until there was something really worth spending it on.

That time came soon enough, when I decided to spend a semester away from the everyday pressure of school, work, and a relationship. I took the savings, quit the job and jumped a plane to the czech republic. Europe changed my perception of life and responsibilities. Additionally, I left my comfort zone of the nightlife scene and was forced to form a new identity. All of this was fine and dandy and somewhat poetic in a way... But as now as a senior, applying to grad school, and lacking any kind of job. I sure as hell miss those giant wads of cash.

This picture illustrates the primary responsibility of the job. The other responsibility was the drinking the finished product.

8 comments:

Nick said...

Citychick, So what you saying you had it pretty much made and quit for Czech Republic?!? Ha...
No but seriously, sometimes we don't realize how good we have it, till its gone [relationships too :(...]
With regards to money, do you have any bank branches in the area with minimum security, we can rob??
Btw, anyone knows any good sleep remedies? My body can't take this longer...

eL said...

having a well paying fun job does sound pretty good. I hope i can find a decent paying internship next term =x Lol @ nick's remark on relationships

Mrs.Young_fashion said...

I always wanted to work in a club (behind the bar that is). I was going to get my bartending license this summer but then my mom claimed to have a revelation at the last minute and was all of a sudden totally against it. Since I was going to school all day, I thought it would have been the best fit job. well, I'm still jobless to say the least. Poor me.

Nick said...
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Nick said...

Mrs.Young_fashion...Hmm why would your mother be against bartending?
Is it safety issue or something else?
My friend got her license last summer...I think she paid around $600 all together for classes and test...
Depending what type of place you are working in, it can bring nice loot on good night...

CityChick said...

Who keeps deleting comments? hmmmmmm

Nick said...

citychick...No one hacked your blog don't worry lol
I had to delete it, somehow my post was published twice?! Don't know why that happens sometimes...

Nick said...

BTW, what lounge did you work at? I might have seen you somewhere in the city...I used to be "hardcore" into the club/lounge scene in those days (practically a degenerate, going out and drinking like 3-4 times a week...)