As I Sat on the Bus #11: Roxanne’s “Real Job”

This is a continuing story. To read subsequent entries go here As I Sat on the Bus.

# 11 Roxanne's Real Job(w)

Today begins the first day of my real job. For the last few weeks I have been training and on probation but Ms. Scott called me into the office on Friday and said that I was doing so well I could start my position at full pay on Monday.

We only get paid by the month and it will be two more weeks before I get my first check. It’s been really tough. I have to have money for the bus every day; it is simply too far to walk. I’ve been eating plenty of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I don’t mind cause we’ve grown up on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but sometimes I feel a little embarrassed in the lunch room. Some of the other girls were laughing at me because I eat the same thing every day. They order salads from the deli and coffee from the shop on the ground floor of our building but I think they are wasteful.

Even if I have the money to do that one day, I am not going to buy my lunch every day. Maybe on special occasions or a Friday sometimes, as a treat but I plan on using my money for much better things than expensive restaurant salads and coffee shop coffee.

This post is in response the writing challenge As I Sat on the Bus.

2 thoughts on “As I Sat on the Bus #11: Roxanne’s “Real Job”

  1. A good one. The characters keep on developing. By the way, I had peanut butter and jelly for lunch yesterday too. Today is cheese. Life in the fast lane it isn’t. More like life in the designated bus lane.


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