What is the nature of a part time job?
It is to be a swing person that can work in a finger snap? Or is the nature of part time to be willing to work the shifts no one else wants?
As a youngster, I was involved in radio a lot and I loved the live medium.
I was a part timer that worked the weekends and the weekend overnights. If someone took ill during the week, I had to sit in the chair and take over with less than an hour’s notice.
Wherever I was in the city, when the radio called, I had to go. That dedication to work meant I missed a lot of weekend opportunities to spend time with friends and to have any sort of a social life.
Being on the radio raised no peer chits. In fact, there was a certain resentment among my friends and associates that I was “too young” to be on the radio, and that I should be working as a waiter in a restaurant like them.
The moment of clarity about working on the radio hit me an hour after I had four wisdom teeth removed. I was pumped up with codeine and not feeling good. I could not speak. I could barely open my swollen mouth.
The phone rang.