Hire Travis at Cape Fear Games

Hire Travis at Cape Fear Games

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Travis Macher started this petition to Cape Fear Games - Wilmington, NC

Everyone has a dream job. As we get older, we realize how sometimes we can't reach it. My dreams were paleontology, marine biology, and astrophysics. I've never had the means to afford school, so I had to give those up. However, that does not mean there aren't other jobs we can enjoy. 

I've spent the majority of my life pushing for those special trade skill high paying positions. Unfortunately, my health, my relationships, my personal life have suffered. Working long hours, taking me away from home, etc. I was miserable. 

I have since moved back home to Wilmington, obtained custody of one of my children, and would like to devote my time to a position that is more local. Home grown. Home owned. Something unique to my city. Something that won't take me away from my kids for weeks at a time.  

"Then why not work at any old place?"

I've been a quasi-regular here since 2012. As someone who's heavily introverted it's hard to find a place where you fit in. Where you can open up. This place is it.  It's an absolute nerd/geek heaven. The staff, the product, and the people are amazing. Having said that, many people want to work here because they think they can goof off and get paid. They forget it's still a job. Given my background as a truck driver who has been trusted with hauling Nintendo loads for Gamestop, and as a personal bodyguard who has been assigned to actors and actresses, I have the experience to remain professional in an environment that may be overwhelming or distracting for others. 

"Those are pretty impressive positions. Why not still do those?"

I had to give up trucking to be home for my children and since the film industry tanked in NC, finding work as a bodyguard is quite difficult. But if I'm going to be home, I might as well do something I enjoy. What do I enjoy? Being able to discuss things like Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, Munchkin, Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, etc, and think to myself "Wow, this is really what I do." Adding buying and selling into the mix doesn't matter. I'm still dealing in things I enjoy. 

It's not about the money anymore. It's about wanting to be one of those few that can say "I love my job". Not many of us get to say that. If this petition is what it takes to make me stand out from the crowd, then so be it. It requires no money. No real effort. Just a signature. An acknowledgment that says "Ya know what? Give the guy a chance."

I've seen position listings up multiple times in the past six months. I hope this goes to show how adamant I am about bringing my love of TCGs, tabletop RPGs, and other hobbies to help this place grow even more. 

Let me do the work and prove myself. 

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