Thursday, July 12, 2012
Yesterday was supposed to be a day off for me. So I started the day by painting the ceiling in the bathroom and cleaning it well. I had laundry to do, bills to pay, jobs to apply for, etc. The morning and afternoon were filled with activities.
I got a phone call from work when I was going through the car wash asking if I could come in for five hours. I desperately need the money, so, of course, I went in. Every day is an experience there, but it seemed especially different yesterday. The HR lady stood nearby me for what seemed to be 20 to 30 minutes. I've actually only seen her in the store three times before this (and two of them were orientations the first week I was there). I may be paranoid, but I got the feeling I was purposely being observed. It definitely made me self-conscious and hoping I was doing everything correctly.
The girl on the self-check-out lanes caught some guys who had made up fake UPC codes and glued them over the UPC codes on some big ticket items. They had gone through all the trouble to do that and it didn't dawn on them to print them on glossy paper to match the paper on the items. And they didn't make enough to cover all the UPC codes on the products.
There was only two of us cashiers working at one point. A guy in my line decided to loudly yell at the other cashier about how he thought that there should be someone else in the store to take cash and how he didn't think it was right that he had to wait his turn I always think about the "Every thing I needed to learn, I learned in kindergarten" line about learning to wait your turn.
And the end of the day was the usual one customer in the store after closing that took awhile to decide what they wanted. Every day at this job is definitely a little different. It's may be a little easier, but not much. But I can't say that I get bored.