FAWN GOES TO WORK
written by Debbie Williamson
”Spot,” said Fawn. ”What are you doing?”
”I’m counting my money,” said Spot, who was sitting in the middle of the barn floor with her piggy bank open and money strewn all over.
” How much money do you have?” asked Fawn. ”There seems to be lots there.”
“Yes”, said Spot. ”I do have quite a bit of money here.”
“Where did you get it all?” asked Fawn.
”I got some of it from my birthday but most of it I got when I worked for Daisy last month,” said Spot.
”I need some money,” said Fawn. ”I think I should get myself a job.”
“That is a wonderful idea,” said Spot.
”What kind of job could I get?” asked Fawn.
“You are good with computers,” said Spot. ”Why don’t you try to find some work that relates to computers?”
“Spot!” exclaimed Fawn. ”That is a great idea!”
Fawn got up and went over to Mr. Hansen’s office. There was nobody there, so he went inside and turned on the computer. About an hour later Mrs. Hansen came into the office.
”Oh, Hello Fawn,” she said. ”What are you doing?”
”I am looking for a job,” said Fawn. ”I would like to have some extra money.”
”I see,” said Mrs. Hansen, trying to hold in the laughter that was welling up inside her. ”What kind of job are you going to be able to get?”
”I think I could probably get a job doing something with computers,” said Fawn.
“That is probably a good idea,” said Mrs. Hansen, now seriously. “Fawn, this is probably a mistake, but how would you like to do some work for me.”
“Are you serious?” asked Fawn. “I would love it!”
“Okay,” said Mrs. Hansen. “What I want you to do for me is some troubleshooting. I will pay you ten dollars an hour. I would like you to go through all my websites and make sure that all the links are working.”
”That sounds great!” exclaimed Fawn. ”When can I start?”
”First thing tomorrow morning,” said Mrs. Hansen.
Fawn went directly to see Spot.
”I got a job!” exclaimed Fawn.
”Wow!” exclaimed Spot. “‘That was quick!”
“Yes,” said Fawn. “Mrs. Hansen hired me to do some troubleshooting on her websites! She is going to pay me ten dollars an hour!”
“When do you start?” asked Spot.
“First thing tomorrow morning,” said Fawn.
Fawn went to bed very early that night, but was so excited that he couldn’t sleep. At five o’clock in the morning, Fawn woke up and went to the office. He turned on the computer and waited. Fawn waited and waited.
At 9:00 o’clock, Fawn could not wait any longer. He was really tired and he fell asleep at the computer.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Hanson was at the barn.
”Fawn is at the office already,” said Spot, when Mrs. Hansen asked Spot where Fawn was. “He has been there since five o’ clock this morning.”
”Oh my!” exclaimed Mrs. Hansen. ”I guess I should have been more specific with the time! I told Fawn to be at the office first thing in the morning. He is not going to feel much like doing any work after waiting for four hours.”
”Why don’t you tell Fawn that you really can’t do any work today and that it will have to wait until tomorrow,” said Spot.
”That is probably a good idea,” said Mrs. Hansen.
Mrs. Hansen went into the office and spoke to Fawn, who was sound asleep at the desk. Fawn was disappointed and relieved at the same time.
”I will see you tomorrow morning at nine,” said Mrs. Hansen to Fawn as he was leaving the office.
The next morning Fawn showed up at the office at five minutes to nine. Fawn spent a very enjoyable day at work. He loved working with computers very much and felt that being able to make some money at it was an added bonus.