Last night I felt warmly welcomed back into the fold. Moreso than Tuesday, even. It was a much busier night, obviously, so there were a lot more dealers in circulation, so it was nice to once again see so many familiar faces, and many of them seemed happy to see me, too. Also I guess they're sprinkling more neophyte dealers into the live mix, because I got a couple compliments from players on what a good job I was doing. So either they had had some poor dealers come by in the past, or maybe they just thought I was new and were trying to encourage me. :) Either way, it was nice to be back.
Even if my schedule remains the same for a while as it was this week, I don't think this kind of work is going to be sustained. Like...the crowds this weekend are certainly somewhere away from the middle of the bell curve, so if things taper off again next weekend, there's going to be a lot less to be happy about from work. But it's still work, so...I can't complain that much. The mechanics of how the money works is sort of weird and complicated, so I won't get into it yet. Maybe in a separate post if I need to. But the bottom line is that I'm pretty sure this weekend is anomalous, and doesn't represent what I can expect for the next couple months. I'll see how things work out next week before I try to work out some projections. But I think I will need to work some out; I've been strongly considering lately whether I need to look for other work. We shall see.