I got holes in my shoes and I'm way overdue
January 7, 2014 7:43 AM Subscribe
Last night I stopped by my local big box home improvement store to buy ice melt and saw that they were looking for part-time help. I'm thinking about applying since we're preparing to buy our first home this fall and thought this might be a good way to learn about home repairs and improvements. Anyone else considered or done this before?
posted by playertobenamedlater to Work & Money (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I had been considering doing part-time SAT tutoring (something I've done on and off for the past 10 years) but thought this might be a better time investment since we've never been home owners before and will probably have to do some home improvements. I currently work remotely as a programmer and draw a great salary but we're still paying off some massive medical debt I encountered a few years ago and could use the extra funds. While the additional money would be really helpful in paying that down, I'm more interested in using this as a way to get some "work socialization" (since I currently have very little) and to learn about home improvement.
If you have worked for one of the big box home improvement retailers (particularly as a part-timer) what was your experience like working there and is it something that you would recommend? I'm interested in what your training experience was like and what you learned during your time employed there and what, if any, home improvement background you had before working there. I'm not looking to make this a replacement for my full-time job, but I am interested in staying part-time (<20 hours per week) for at least a year or so.