Paradise Induction Chapter 5 – Extract 12
“Sure, I don’t see that as a problem per say. We can work around it. Only thing is, for the first two weeks, we have to train you in the day. Can’t have you on the night shift to start. No way.”
“Oh. I see,” Chris replied. “Is there no way that can be shorter.”
“Sorry Chris. It’s got to be at least a fortnight of day shifts to get confident with making the main drinks. Then I can put you on nights. Lisa will be training you during the day. She’s really nice. Also—forgot to say—you’re going to need a social security card and a bank account as well which can take a few weeks to sort.”
“You know if you’re quick enough, you should be able to get the permit sorted and put in applications for the social security and bank account today. As for the Food Handler’s Test, like I said before, I think the next one is two weeks from now.”
“Okay. Okay. May I have a pen and paper? I need to write all this stuff down.”
He tore a piece of paper from a memo pad and passed across a pen.
“Thanks. Okay, so I’ve got to get a bank account, social security number…”
Chris added ‘going to the medical unit’ and ‘returning to the airport to collect his passport’ to the list as well.