What is the likely-hood that, if Wells Fargo gets sued by Citigroup, they will somehow be forced to cancel all my student loans? I'm just saying, because being 71,000 LESS in debt than I am now would be terrific.
HEY GUESS WHAT EVERYONE. I finally got a job. I'm going to be working at this place that is described as an "executive concierge service." So what happens is that when rich business people come to Panama, we provide them with a list of places that go above and beyond to get things done efficiently, and maybe they speak English (or whatever language), and maybe they're the cheapest. This includes places like dry-cleaning, copy services, restaurants, hotels, etc. etc. Also, we plan itineraries for people when they get down here, so as to best utilize their time, and when people move down to Panama for business, we help them get settled. It pays 500 dollars a month (which is 200 over minimum wage, so I guess I can't complain), but I am at that salary for a 30 day "probation period," after which I guess my wages will be reassessed to match my skills. I'm excited because it's not a typical office job, and I'm going to have to leave and explore Panama City a lot (on the company's dime, of course, I'm not paying all those cab fares), and it's an up-and-coming business that's had a lot of success thus far, so hopefully it'll blow up huge and all of a sudden they'll pay me like 2000 a month. I wish.
Also, I start my masters degree program on the 22nd, which is exciting. I am going to FINALLY have a student visa (which is good, because my tourist visa runs out on December 12th) and something to do Wednesday and Friday nights. I am not afraid of the fact that the entire program is taught in Spanish, or am I? Okay, you're right, I am.
So. Let's talk about Push-Button hotels. Jorge and I went to one, and it was HILARIOUS. You basically feed ten dollars into the door of a hotel and are allowed to use it for two hours. The TV is pre-set to porn. It was the only opportunity I've had to take a hot shower since I've been in the United States, which was reason enough to go. I posted pictures on a different community's journal here
, but I don't suggest you look at them while you're at work. I do suggest you look at them though.
Check it out! I'm updating livejournal again! And now I think I am going to head to McDonald's, because I am nursing a ridiculous hangover from last night's Most Potent Sangria Ever (complimented by tapas and discussion of the economic situation of Cuba, abortion, and evolution, all in my BAD SPANISH!).