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I just started a new job as a Chat Host at Mickey House Cafe Takadanobaba – Tokyo. As in Leafcup Tokyo, I have to help the Japanese to practice their foreign languages. I will be a French Chat Host.
Yesterday, Friday, August 12, 2011, after going to Comiket 80 in Tokyo Big Sight, I started a new job as a Chat Host at Mickey House English Cafe. The work will be the same as I do at Leafcup Tokyo, close to it; I will animate the French Chat Table on Fridays evening.
Mickey House English Cafe: What is it?
Mickey House is one of the oldest English Cafe in Tokyo, and even in Japan. This is both an English Cafe, where the Japanese come to practice foreign languages, but also a bar where people can meet up.
Unlike Leafcup Tokyo, Mickey House offers a warm and friendly place for its users. Here, everyone does not have to sit down around the same table. People can stand or join one of the languages table available (English, French, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean …).
Even more, Mickey House is also a guesthouse. Customers at Mickey House Cafe and the Guesthouse are international and very friendly.
What is my work at Mickey House English Cafe Takadanobaba?
At Mickey House, I have to animate the French Chat Table every Friday evening between 19:00 and 23:00. My schedule is fixed (a point that I really appreciate compare to Leafcup Tokyo).
So every Friday, I sit at my table and talk to people who join me, whether Japanese or not. We talk about everything and anything, and we even make some culinary tasting (well, we simply eat, but I thought that this sounded more professional).
As in Leafcup Tokyo, my salary is 1000 Yen (about 10 USD) per hour, but my transports fees are paid to a maximum of 500 Yen (about 5 USD), which is a good point. I am paid in cash at the end of my shift.
How I got hired at Mickey House Takadanobaba?
Leafcup Tokyo offering me working hours that are unstable and unsecured, I started to try to find an extra job. I had heard of other English Cafe in Tokyo. So I started searching on the Internet and I stumbled upon the site of Mickey House English Cafe in Takadanobaba. I have read that you could apply by calling the number listed. That’s what I’ve done of course.
On Tuesday, August 9, I had an interview with Yuta (the owner) at around 16:00. After 5 minutes of conversation, he told me that I was starting thisFriday, August 12, 2011. He informed me of course on the payment terms and the conditions of work.
I immediately accepted the offer. And so here I am, a new employee of this pretty nice bar.
I will keep you informed in the future on my experience here.