I am working at a model train shop that went out of business. It was the biggest model train shop north of Los Angeles and west of Denver. My boss, B, owned it for 16 years, but he had to close it down because there was too much shoplifting. It was a heartbreaking decision. He bought the shop after figuring out that retirement was too boring for him. He is a really nice guy, like a kind grandpa. He has had four heart attacks in the past and open heart surgery. He also has diabetes and his hands get really shakey. Sometimes he struggles to remember certain words. What I will be doing is helping him inventory all of the leftover products he has. Yesterday I inventoried all of the decals and today he's going to show me how to input the data into the computer database. My other duties will include photographing products and listing them on eBay, then packing and shipping them when they sell. And the only other duty is ordinary shop maintenance, cleaning the tiny bathroom and vacuuming every so often as well as taking out the trash and recycling, which will be fairly easy since the room is so small with not much floor uncovered by products. Also, it is only an 11 minute bus ride from my house, which is fantastic.
He even ran one of his model train engines yesterday that he had never run before to show me how they work. There's so much detail in each little train piece, and there's even a little light on the front. They run so smoothly, even though some of them are pretty old. It's a pretty cool job. It will only last about 6 to 9 months, until we end up of the inventory either sold or donated to Value Village. So I'm still looking for another job for in the future, but this is good for me for now.