Boldly Going Into Employment

, | USA | Working | November 25, 2013

(We just hired on a bunch of new people. The kid I am training has never had a job before and is a bit nervous, so we chat a little.)

Coworker: “You do everything so fast! But, I guess you’ve been doing it for a while.”

Me: “Yes, long enough that the managers are comfortable with me training new people.”

Coworker: “So why don’t you have a red shirt like the other crew trainers?”

Me: “Oh, there was a little part of my certification that I didn’t complete in time so I was not officially promoted to a crew trainer. However, I still make the same amount as them and I still train people. The only difference is the red shirt.”

Coworker: “I think it was a good idea to pass up on the red shirt.”

Me: “Was that a vague Star Trek reference?”

Coworker: “Yes! I think I’m going to like it here…”

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