Saturday, September 1, 2012

my end goal

my sister has been asking for my advice. she just can't choose between a prestigious chocolate company and a small cheesecake bakery who are both offering her work.

Haigh's hired her to be a chocolate decorator which means she'll apply the designs on the chocolates per piece. the swirls on this chocolate maybe?

she has been in charge of packing for 3 weeks now which made her so restless that she entertained another company wanting to hire her as baker. Cheesecake company is much like Red Ribbon. it's a franchise cake shop all over Australia.  she is expected there next monday and she'll be tasked to bake all the cakes! plus she'll be in charge of customer service. she'll practically run the whole bakery much like a chef runs a restaurant. she'll be the chef and restaurant manager in one. 

she's confused because on the other hand, she can't let go of the prestige that Haigh's is offering. plus the paid leaves, the not-so-demanding work hours which Cheesecake can't offer. 

i could tell she wanted the Cheesecake job from the start. and i wanted it for her too. Haigh's may be prestigious but is she really needed there? anybody can do her job decorating those chocolates. in fact, she can leave everyday on the dot because someone like her will just continue where she left off. 

like i told her, it's like an assembly line. and she's a factory worker. yes, she wears the white cap and the white uniform too!

there's only one thing that you really have to consider when making a decision especially when it comes to work and that is your END GOAL. 

in her case, her end goal is to have a bakery of her own. if she stays with Haigh's, what will she learn aside from decorating chocolates? seriously, she can learn that in a month or two. after which, she's sure to get bored. both jobs will help her save money but in the end, Cheesecake will teach her the business skills needed to run her own bakery someday. plus she will get to practice and hone her baking skills everyday. 


speaking of end goals, i don't have one! it's not in my personality to have goals really. i always cross the bridge when i get there which is not a very good thing. even short-term goals will help you focus and i'm starting to train myself to have little goals like what i need to accomplish the next day. 

i can only think of one end goal right now. i want to have a craft store of my own which offers craft supplies not available here right now.  it should also feature locally made fabrics. quality should be first and foremost when choosing the supplies to be sold here. i don't want to sell fake washi tapes just like those sold in Multiply. if ever they will be sold as paper tapes and only if i like them. i would support locally made products as much as possible if they pass my quality control. 

i want the store not too big, with wood interior and glass windows so people can see the interior and will want to come in.
 i want a much smaller version of this  
men should also want to accompany their wives and girlfriends inside. there should be a sitting area for them. but the market is largely the women and kids.  eventually, ladies can gather here to unwind, have light snacks while they knit, weave, sew or do any craft in the store for free. then all the crafts they make can be sold through the store too so they can earn too. 

i'll be happy to stay here all day. it won't feel like work at all  :)

now how much do i need to save up for this? 

UPDATE: my sister is staying with Haigh's. family comes first.

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