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Sacker Training

3 Oct

On Wednesday I reported to my first day of work at HV. I, along with 3 other girls, sat through a quick training of what was expected from us. It included a 15ish minute video on how to do things like use the trash compactor, how to appropriately sack groceries (sacking like-items, making walls so bags don’t tip over, chicken is bagged separately) and how to appropriately take out the trash, mop messes up, get carts, etc. After that we got another quick tour of the store.

THEN, we were shoved onto the floor at the end of a lane. I don’t think I’ve been more scared in my life. I’m just kidding, but it really was kind of intimidating. Two of the girls that were new also already had previous grocery experience, so I totally felt like a newb when items were flying at me and I was trying to figure out how to sack things appropriately and not smash the customer’s produce.  I feel like sacking should be an art form. I’m not very good at it, but I think I’m kind of getting there. Maybe. So sorry if you come through my line and I accidentally squish your loaf of bread.

Two things I asked the most were probably “Is plastic alright?” and “Would you like your (beer or milk) in a sack?” I’ve found that sacking with paper is a pain, especially for someone who is pretty short and also has short arms, the sides just poke your arms. And it hurts, not going to lie. The checker guy whose lane I was sacking for finally told me there was a pull out table where I could set the bag down and it wouldn’t be as hard to sack the groceries. You could have told me earlier, bro.

Honestly though, it’s kind of a work out and I was definitely sweating around the busy rush hour. Then you get those people who have an entire cart full of things, like spilling out. That was probably the worst. The best part of the shift was probably not having to go get carts. I feel like that luck will end soon though.

Before I knew it, it had already been 5 hours. I was exhausted and more than ready to go home. I think I’ll like it there though.

Next week, I’m being cross trained in the deli. I’ll let you know how that goes.

Also worth mentioning, Buzz Beach Ball was aweeeeeeesomeeeeeeee. And everyone should see Phoenix live. And I got Lorde’s new album. Everyone should go buy that because it is the bomb.com.

That’s all.
Peace out, girl scouts.
-M

PS. 49 days until LONDON!

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Interview and Stuff.

19 Sep

Hey friends!

Thursday night/Friday in general was just a horribly stressful day(s). I had stayed up all night studying for my Physiology test. I took the test at 8am on Friday and was pretty confident I missed more than half of the questions (thankfully that wasn’t so). On Friday as well, I had my nursing interview.

I didn’t get a chance to nap after my test because well, I forgot that I needed to wear pantyhose since I was wearing a skirt to my interview, so I had to go shopping. I hate pantyhose. Anyway I got pantyhose, then came back home, practiced some of the things I was planning on saying so I’d be prepared, and then I had to get ready.

I got to the Nursing building about 15 minutes ahead of time and waited in the waiting room along with about 8 or so other girls. Frankenweenie was playing on the projector but I couldn’t pay attention to the movie for very long because I was so nervous, but there was pretty much constant activity of people coming back in from their interview or leaving for their interview, so that made it hard to focus, too. Then they called my name.

Once I sat down in the interview room, I could feel the adrenaline pumping through my veins and my heart beating out of my chest, not to mention sweaty palms. Yikes. But overall I think the interview went pretty well, especially after the first few minutes, and it was less intimidating than I thought it was going to be. I think it’s because I knew what I was going to say and how I was going to say it, and I knew what I wanted and why I wanted it. But I guess that’s from my own perspective, so we’ll have to see in a few weeks how everything turned out. *fingers crossed*

After the interview I drove back HOME-home and took a nap before I went to watch Kens and Derk’s indoor soccer game at SportsCity. Their team won!

I forgot to mention in my post last week that I had an encounter with Anthony! Some of you already knew this, but for those that didn’t, me and Kens had to drop something off at Derek’s before we left for CoMo on Sunday night. I took the back roads out which takes you out past BYB. As we drove by we saw his “bra-car” and we freaked out together and decided to drive by the drive-through window to see if he was working. He was. Long story short, we left to get gas, I was regretting not stopping to say something, we turned back around, went through the drive through, got waffle fries, and asked the cashier at the window if we could talk to Anthony. LOL. He came to the window and that conversation lasted a good 5 minutes or so. YOLO.

Peace out, girl scouts!
-Megan

PS. 64 days until LONDON!! And ONE WEEK AND ONE DAY UNTIL BUZZ BEACHBALL!! AHHHHHHHHH!

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