Paradise Induction Chapter 5 – Extract 11
“Oh really.” Chris breathed a nervous chuckle. “Why?”
“Customer service needs improving, big time! And from talking to you, let’s just say your kind of character is needed. I know you’re probably a little anxious, but the rest of the bartending stuff, you’ll just learn it as time goes on. It’s easy. What I told Sandra in recruiting you is our need to boost our relations with customers.” He handed Chris the signed and approved Work Permit document.
“She’s the owner.”
“Okay. Well, brilliant,” said Chris, reviewing the signed and approved papers. “I’m truly looking forward to starting too, but um.” He breathed a heavy sigh. “There’s one major surprise that’s come up.”
Larry’s jovial expression firmed up.
“Do you remember when I told you that my main purpose for coming here was to get a writing job?” said Chris.
Larry remained still. “Yeah,” he droned.
“Well, I um. I just got head-hunted for a journalist role by those guys. I was wondering if we could find a way to work with me having a second job? I was thinking I work the bar on night shifts?”