Monday, January 18, 2010

New Job

Worked my first shift at my new job today. A little yawn worthy since I spent the 4 hours watching the training videos, but I was told that tomorrow I'll actually get to don my apron and hit the floor. Could be interesting. We'll see.

I'm not sure how I feel about working retail yet. The big "thing" is that we're supposed to really push sales and 'offer new ideas' for a person to buy until 'she says stop.' What if I don't think they should buy it? Who cares? I'm supposed to ring in every sale that I'm responsible for, and I key in a number to show that it was 'my' sale. Who cares if it was my sale, especially if I'm not being paid commission? Just some of my musings.

There's one more place that I'm going to apply to tomorrow. A dairy. It's close to home, so it would be really convenient. Actually, I thought that if I could get this job and a shift or two at a local yarn shop (which could happen - we'll see) I would be happy. I'd have one job which involves physical labour, and one job that I get to be involved with something I really have a passion for. But, we'll see.

In the meantime, I'm fending off some respiratory bug. I finally went to see a doctor (at the request of the fiancee because my coughing was keeping him up at night) and he put me on some antibiotics. Hopefully I'll be rid of the most socially unacceptable symptoms of illness in the very near future. Although, my abs feel tight from all the coughing! Haha.

Oh, and along the way today I made an appointment to try on real actual dresses at a local bridal shop on Saturday. That'll be a real pick-me-up after all the stress and self-doubt I've had lately on account of the no-nursing-work situation. If I can take photos, I will! And I'll post some of 'em!


  1. Congrats on the job! i think anything besides nursing is going to be pretty snoozeworthy. I'm not sure if I could do retail due to that whole pushy thing. I'd be like, "okay you don't want it that's cool."

    Exciting about the dresses! That should be a lot of fun :)

  2. I'd say do the job as well as you can as long as it doesn't conflict with your decency. I guess that means make customers aware of your products without asking them to buy what they don't need or can't afford.