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The Hen House

Thursday, July 13, 2017

I've been adjusting to my new job....it's right across the street from my old job. It's a grocery store, back in the bakery department. I was hoping to get a cake decorating position but it would appear going to have to work my way up to that : / I don't mind really, have had some experience in packaging and stocking shelves. I get to smell fresh breads, muffins, and cookies ~so many sweets! So, I've moved from ice cream to doughnuts lol

I've been there for about three weeks, and feel like have learned the ropes pretty quickly. I work with a group of ladies, closer to my own age~not the typical teenager/young college students I'm used to working with. My first impression of my department......a bunch of cackling ladies! Alot of gossip was being thrown around, pressure from being under a corporate audit. I guess they had hired the guy I was teamed up with only a month prior to my hire....and he is still slacking, not catching on quickly.

I'm assuming the ladies thought I would be the same way, slow and not able to grasp the concept of slicing bread and counting and packaging product. The first few days, it was like could never move fast enough and I should know where everything is....I was even scheduled closing shifts by myself within the first few days. Nobody really explains things, I had to ask the questions a customer would be asking me.....i.e. what kind of cake is this? discovering display description is not the same as what price sticker might say. How to take cake orders......*and why can I never find a pen or sharpie? :( And I am also supposed to have some general knowledge of where other items are in the store....the corporate office appreciates loyalty, but I honestly don't shop there that often~little pricey and not the variety I find at the other local store. I'm going to have to roam around to find the little things people ask for.....like individual cream cheese to go with the bagels, or gluten free bread~ugh!

It's a job a can live with....and move up, even get benefits starting next year. The downside, schedule comes out days before the next week....so not much time to have a life or make appointments....the plus side, I get paid ever week and it's direct deposit. I think have won over the ladies in the hen house....guy management seems to like me*especially when I took a shift on my day off~make sure to get it a traded shift....I don't want to be the sucker every time this guy doesn't feel like coming into work. I'm still undecided about the chic who hired me.....always a sourpuss face....she has kidded around or made a joke at my expense the other day....it was funny and took it with humor~just the resting b*tch face...hard to read.

I don't make a habit of going into the old job.....bit heartbreaking to see the direction it is going~but I had a craving for my cotton candy, dash of chocolate milkshake and a coupon making the medium the price of a small....had to stop ;) Got the gossip of how awful it is, the owner is out of the country *as in China....the young lady who was barely a shift leader is now the manager and no one knows how to do anything correctly.....and he is wondering why he is losing money......AHAHHAHAHAH! I was in their ten minutes, tops, and could tell you why he is losing money. When it shuts down....will be no ice cream shop for hours in another city :( or Dairy Queen....I've luckily managed to find cheap, kind of healthy ice cream flavors at the other store ;) Or can always get pints of BR ice cream from the grocery store I work for.

Laundry is done.....and have few things to take care of~like getting cable tv and high speed internet installed before heading down the mountain to celebrate girlfriend's divorce from her loser husband tomorrow. As an ex wife.....and her bestie....we are going to have a great time. Other girlfriend has booked the resort room and picked up some party "supplies" ;) Hope I have Sunday off or at least an afternoon shift, but won't know until tomorrow :P I think we should order a stripper! hahahha
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    Glad things are going well! Im soooo grateful to be the only one in my department at this location! I can choose to socialize with other people in other departments if I WANT, but otherwise it's just me! LOVE it!
    831 days ago
    Always a hen house when there are women involved, lol glad u r adjusting and impressing your coworkers. I think as u settle in u will be moving up the ladder quickly. It's a shame that your old place is being run into the ground.
    831 days ago
  • BJK1961
    Wow. Brings back many memories.
    831 days ago
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