|Quoting KLM672 (Thread starter):|
afraid of dealing with money. Any thoughts or tips? Anything I can do to "prepare".
First of all, don't be afraid, money can't bite you! It's just a tool, much like any other tool you'd use to get a job done. And like you have to learn to use a given tool for a particular job, you'll need to learn how to deal with money.
You probably just need some practice to get comfortable in using this tool. Just get a little bit of money in varying denominations and sell yourself little things in your house for random amounts and give yourself change. If you have a friend, get them to help you by being the "customer"!
After you practice for a while, you'll be much more comfortable doing it for real. Relax and don't get rattled if someone gives you an amount different that what you've already punched into the register to calculate the change. Just break it down if you need to, into quarters, then dimes, then nickles. Also, so that the register can help you as much as possible, give the customer a little extra time before you punch the amount they give you to pay into the register. Ideally, you'll give them the total, they'll hand you their payment, pause a second or two and see if they are digging in their pocket or purse for exact change and when you're sure they aren't, punch it in. You can do it!
Remember that 100 is not that big of a number and all you're doing is making the change in and out come out to equal 100 either way! There are only so many combinations that you can come up with and with some experience, you'll have seen ALL
of them in no time!
Pay attention to what you are doing and don't get distracted.