Saturday, October 27, 2007


I am sooo ready for my new job after today....

I was sceduled to do candy.  I got there at 4:50am and got my candy cart.  There was a huge stack (over my head) of bottled  gallon water in front of it I had to move first.  Then a set of stairs....why it was put in front of my candy cart I do not know.

I proceeded to filling the first register with candy and noticed that the day before it was not filled.

At 5:45 a opening cashier is suppose to arrive.   Started noticing no one had shown up//// great now I would have to do all the opening dutys and open the store.

There is a list of about 15 things you have to do before opening.  It takes more than 15 minutes and I only had 5 by now.

So a few bad words went off in my head and I proceeded to do them. 

No one showed up until 7am so I was the only cashier there.

We were extremely busy because this is our homecoming week and there was a parade for today.  Many people buying candy, sodas etc.

Finally someone showed up, but it was too busy for a break.

At 9 I got my first break......

I talked to the manager before leaving today and he said that they had cut the opener to save on labor hours.....wrong spot to cut if you ask me....

Anywho he PROMISED that I would have an opener tomorrow morning....

All I can say is they are lucky I am such a dedicated employee even in my last days there because I know alot of people would just call in or not even try to open if no one was there to help.

I had over ten people at one time waiting to check out in the only register available....mine since I was the only one there.

One more day I kept repeating to myself..

No more nights, no more weekends, no more 3 :30 am the morning wake ups and no more trying to do 3 peoples jobs.

I was pulled off of the candy after only doing one.  So tomorrow I will have an extra hard time filling the almost empty shelves. Hopefully I will be allowed the time to finish on my last day there.

I will miss the people I work with and alot of my customers.

I will NOT miss rude people, people cussing at me, a certain woman manager.

On to better things.

Now....if I only had a brain.....

This insurance stuff is a challenge to me......but I WILL DO IT!!!!




plieck30 said...

You'll do fine. Don't expect to learn it all in one day. Those people didn't do you right. A lot of people wouldn't have been so nice as you were. They are going to miss you big time and it serves them right. Good Luck, Paula

lisa41076 said...

Awwww Barbara wishing you the best of luck for your new job, I know you will do great, Love You Lisa XOXO

fasttrack58 said...

If you can run the whole grocery store by yourself, then you can learn your new job....
You're gonna be great!
Linda :)

queenb8261 said...

You got that can run the whole store. Youll be able to do the other job with ease.
By the way Trick or Treat!

am4039 said...

I know you'll do great with your new job. I can't believe there was not another cashier there.

pharmolo said...

Only one more day. You just may discover you have a brain, Barbara :-)

buggieboo1 said...

good luck with the new job!

Tick or treat! Stop by my place!
~Happy Halloween!~


lsfp1960 said...

I am so glad that you have another job to go to.  If the manager cut the "opener" position why didn't he commuicate that to you?  He surely knew you were scheduled to come in on the early shift.  I'd say he's a jerk!   I guess he wanted it to be a big surprise to you...that you were there early to stock candy and open the store.  What a guy!   Linda in Washington state