klm672
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First Day At My New Job

Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:40 am

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
 
portcolumbus
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RE: First Day At My New Job

Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:05 am

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.
 
KROC
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RE: First Day At My New Job

Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:09 am

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

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Matt D
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RE: First Day At My New Job

Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:14 am

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.
 
Superfly
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RE: First Day At My New Job

Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:27 am

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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707CMF
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RE: First Day At My New Job

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:39 pm

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

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Shawn Patrick
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RE: First Day At My New Job

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:57 pm

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
 
aa61hvy
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RE: First Day At My New Job

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:58 pm

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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Thom@s
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RE: First Day At My New Job

Tue Aug 19, 2003 3:15 pm

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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portcolumbus
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RE: First Day At My New Job

Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:45 pm

"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.
 
AIR757200
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RE: First Day At My New Job

Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:15 pm

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.
 
gotAirbus
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RE: First Day At My New Job

Wed Aug 20, 2003 2:36 pm

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!

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