I can't believe I've failed to mention Pat's recent promotion. He's been dealing Black Jack, Craps and Roulette for almost 3 years at Greektown Casino, after a year of dealing at Casino Rouge in Baton Rouge. About 4 weeks ago, he received a promotion to a dual-rate. This position means he's half-time a dealer and half-time a floor manager, responsible for 4-6 table games at a time. He had to wait for what seemed like forever from the time he interviewed until receiving the job offer.
After a week of training, he's been on the job for three weeks now. The main difference is that he has to wear a suit to work every day. Pat only owns 2 suits - the one he's had forever and a nice black one we bought for the wedding (the boys all bought good black suits instead of renting tuxes). Since this position was full-time 5 days a week, he certainly needed more clothes. This is the one time Pat actually looked forward to shopping for clothes - this man still owns clothes from high school that he loves and refuses to get rid of. So, for him to clean out his entire closet and donate a bunch of clothes is huge for him. We then went out to buy 4 new suits and a good sport coat. And after a shipment of awesome ties from his brother, Pat now has an awesome new wardrobe. It's still weird getting used to seeing him in a suit each day, but he loves his job.
Check out the huge donation pile.
The good news is that he's now full time and get benefits! Pat's new schedule is Wednesday through Sunday from 7pm to 3am. In fact, he has to leave home at 5:30pm to get to work on time and I don't get out of work until after 6pm. So, we only see each other for a few hours on Sat and Sun after he gets up around 1ish before he goes to work and then on Mon and Tues, his off days after I get home just before 7pm. It took a little while getting used to, but so far, it works. I'm just so proud of him for taking the step to apply for this position and so happy it worked out for him. So far, so good!