Financial Situation : Serious
Current Work : Amazon Fulfillment
Job Ends : January 31st
Next Job : Continued training with Kitchen Craft in Branson, Missouri February 14 – 16. No guaranteed pay except on rare commission opportunities.
I opted out of going to Kansas City on the 7th to give me more time to prepare and adjust my sleep cycle. I also still get this feeling that something will take me south after my training.
My expenses should be minimal. I found at least one casino in northeast Oklahoma that I’ll be staying at, free the first 2-3 nights. When it’s time to head to Branson, I found a camp at $165 per week.
The Plan: While in Oklahoma I’ll rehearse several hours per day. I’ll play poker* when I’m running well. I’ll search jobs dealing poker” in the northeast quadrant of the state – possibly even get an audition before I go to Branson. I’ll call around Tulsa for some good used tires (I now need 3 more on 48 Ugly* in addition to an alignment sometime this spring).
When it’s time, I’ll move on to Branson. Rehearse some more. I’ll call around for tires in Springfield if I hadn’t found them already. Continue my job search, if necessary.
That’s the best I can do. I’m still playing the wait-and-see game, after all — and I can’t take employment before February 20th, anyway. In fact, I need to quit looking past my training in Branson. If I succeed in selling my quota there, I’ll make a handsome wage. I keep forgetting that because it takes most agents several tries to pass training — and this is only my second opportunity. Additionally, I worry that even if I do pass training and get my own booth — will it even fit it into Memphis Red?
One thing at a time. If I do well enough, it could cover my February expenses and then some. That’s a big deal.