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First Day At My New Job  
User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2433 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Hello. Just thought I'd tell you all that today was the first day at my new job. I got a job at Hannafords' Supermarket. TOday I watched a 3 hour movie on the computer and then bagged for a bit. There is a lot to bagging. What can and can't go together and all that. I am quite slow but I think I'll catch on. Any baggers out there can give me any random tips? I think tomorrow its going to be the other stuff- getting carts, cleaning, stocking etc. So its a job and I guess I'll learn. Feel free to tell your experiances as working as a service clerk.
Andre

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User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

I work at Kroger as a bagger and do the same crap as you.

Don't bag meat or chemicals (bleach, ammonia, etc.) with other stuff. In other words, use common sense.



Get to know your co-workers, and you just might be somewhat enjoyable. Don't let the irrate customers get to you.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

KLM. Is your store hiring more people? I figure I will be bagging groceries in a couple of months as well.

Signed, Tim Couch


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

My very first job was when I was 16. I was hired as a boxboy/'janitor' at my local Trader Joes. Basically, I kept the store clean, picked up trash, and was given the beer/soda/dairy products cooler to stock.

My worst moment was on a Friday afternoon. We were getting a shipment in. The driver would leave all of the pallets near the front door, and I would wheel them into the back with the hand truck. I went to pick up a 'flat' of eggs, which was crates of dozens of them stacked about 5 feet high. I didn't quite get the COG centered on the hand cart, and as a result, I dropped about 100 dozen eggs on the floor in full view of the customers. Talk about feeling 2 feet tall. Although I got a bit of a tongue lashing in the back, no further disciplinary action was taken; my boss felt that being embarrassed like that and being laughed at by the co-workers and customers was punishment enough.


My best moment involved beer. Part of my duties was to keep all of the different varities of 6 pack bottles stocked in the case. One particular brand, Asahi, we only got one case of, and it always sold out within hours. There was this one guy who would come in every Thursday looking to buy a 6 pack of it. Of course, by the time he came in, it was always sold out. And he was really bummed about it. He wouldn't buy any other brand. He was always after that Asahi. So on the next shipment, I immediately intercepted two six packs, and hid them in the cooler, where the public wouldn't be able to see, much less buy them. Sure enough, he came in. And when I went around back and got the two that I set aside for him, he was so happy that he went to my boss and ranted and raved and gloated about my 'service'.

I guess my boss was so happy that he gave me a free paid day off as a reward. Mind you, a typical day for me was only about 5 or 6 hours. So it wasn't a lot of money. But I was still thrilled.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39693 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

My first job was at a Taco Bell when I was 15 years old.
My job was to 'cut the cheese'. Seriously!
When I'd start work, I would take these large blocks of cheese (2'X3') and slice it with a huge blade. One the cheese was small enough to stick in the shredder, I would simply stick it in the shredder.
It wasn't easy. One block would take an hour to complete.

The funny thing was interviewing for a second job at a movie theater. During the interview, I was asked what my functions were at Taco Bell. I simply told him the I cut the cheese. It didn't dawn on me until after the interview that I realized it had a double meaning. I didn't get that job  Sad



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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

My first job was when I was 12, 707 pilot for British Airways.

Signed,

a lot of A.net users


User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

My first job would be a website designer, but I'm getting no business now so I'm going to actually have to go out and get a real job (oh no).

I'm probably going to be a baggar too, at the Air Force Academy commisary. Hehe. Ok so if y'all want to give some tips to both me and KLM, that would be great  Smile

Shawn


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

I worked for Kroger when I was 14/15. I worked at Tom Thumb when I was 15 as well. It's good to have a job when I was younger to get some spending money, now I would never work at a grocery store. BTW quit before Thanksgiving.


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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

One week ago today I started my temporary job at a record store downtown. Great job, as it get's quiet at times. Get paid about £10 an hour sitting there reading and listening to music. Big grin

Well, it beats working at Burger King.

Thom@s



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User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

"I worked for Kroger when I was 14/15. I worked at Tom Thumb when I was 15 as well. It's good to have a job when I was younger to get some spending money, now I would never work at a grocery store. BTW quit before Thanksgiving. "


Cool, another Kroger slave. And god yes, quit before Thanksgiving, at least the day before, which is the worst day of the year. Worked 9-5:30 on Thanksgiving and never got holiday pay either, damnit.


User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

Good luck with your new job.  Smile

When I turned 18, I applied to five airlines... and I was so determined to get an airline job, at age 19 I got my first "official" job with a then-subsidiary of ATA doing charter reservations, and it was right under my nose in the local paper! After two years, of those five (CO, NW, AA, SY, NK), AA and NW called me.

From age 16-19, I just worked for my brother's business.


User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Shawn Patrick

My first job would be a website designer, but I'm getting no business now so I'm going to actually have to go out and get a real job (oh no).


I'm actually suffering in the same manner as you!!

If you do get a job as a website designer (goodness knows how...), give me some pointers!

(gotAirbus?)



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