Having allocated some extra time in my extracurricular schedule during the second semester of my senior year, I began the long and tedious process of finding a part time job. Of course I perfunctorily drove to the local supermarkets (as most teenagers do), and picked up a swarm of intricate applications. While I didn't mind the thought of working at one, supermarkets were almost too stereotypical to hold my long term interest.
So I looked elsewhere, and saw an advertisement in the paper for part-time work at Handy Toyota. Considering my love for all vehicles, I knew I'd fit in very well. I went in, interviewed for a brief fifteen minutes, then got the call I'd been waiting for roughly a week later. At the time, I was simply happy to have gotten a job. But as I got to know the people I worked with and my list of responsibilities grew, I realized that I was exceptionally lucky. While St. Albans, Vermont provides its youth with plenty of great employment opportunities, I must say that nobody was as fortunate as I.
One of my favorite tasks was being sent to Handy Chevrolet to take pictures of pre-owned vehicles because each one was unique. Since my parents typically drive economically priced vehicles, the occasional high end vehicles we took in on trade were always exhilarating to simply be around. From Audi A4s to the products of Bavarian Motor Works, I photographed them all-I can certainly say my job never got dull!
Since I started, I've been working six days a week and ever since graduation, that part-time assignment I found so exhilarating from the start, turned into a full-time job; more specifically, a full time job that all of my friends envied. Although I'm probably being redundant, you'll have to excuse me once more when I say thank you. The fact that I am now going to college is exciting, but definitely a far cry from the daily routine I had become accustomed too.
In saying goodbye, I'd like to thank all of the Handy Toyota and Handy Chevrolet Staff. From sales to service, I've had the pleasure of working with a lot of great people, and that alone is something that's made my high school work experience memorable. Thank you.
Formerly of Handy Toyota
[Editor's Note: Matt Brosseau demanded to write this blog. This was not part of a job assignment so much as a touching method in which to part ways. We thank you in return; there are very few people your age with such a mature demeanor.]
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