OT - First day on the job

glassquiltAugust 14, 2006

Today was my first day of training. The woman training me has been working there for two years. The boss wanted her to do the training because he feels that she knows her stuff. Hopefully sheÂll have me independent by the end of the week. She will be a starting her senior year next week.

IÂm a cashier and as such must stay at the register. ThatÂs the Âbad news- canÂt leave without getting someone to cover. Now the Âgood news  I can do anything between customers. My trainer does homework. Guess what IÂll be doing. Give up? A GrandmotherÂs Flower Garden. How great is that?! IÂve have already cut templates from my yogurt tops and started cutting the fabric. Did that last night for something to do during break. Lots of simple repetitious pieces that I can easily put down. I'm so excited. I get to talk to people other than DH, the dog & the cat. Best of all it's like getting paid for quilting!!

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bkfdwife

wow! that sounds like an awesome set up there! Glad you liked your first day! You'll be getting those customers checked out in a flash, so you'll get more sewing time! LOL
Lisa

    Bookmark   August 14, 2006 at 6:48PM
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ddavisgray

That's great!! You get your cake and eat it too!!!

That's the kind of job I need to be doing.

I am so glad your first day went so well.

I hope each day gets better and better.

There is nothing like expanding your vocabulary and having fun at it too.

Have fun
doris

    Bookmark   August 14, 2006 at 6:51PM
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lots2do

What a great idea! I love making those Grandmother's Flower Garden flowers! It's great that they allow their salespeople to fill up the lag time...wouldn't it be tough if you had to just sit there?
Continued good luck with the job!
Kelly :)

    Bookmark   August 14, 2006 at 6:52PM
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scraphappy

Sounds like an ideal situation to me!! Hope the job goes well!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2006 at 7:12PM
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kathi_mdgd

Can you sit down between customers or do you have to stand the whole time?? Sounds like a great job.Congratulations and good luck.
Kathi

    Bookmark   August 14, 2006 at 9:56PM
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redpenny

I am glad your first day went well!
Red

    Bookmark   August 14, 2006 at 11:23PM
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meskauskas

Wow, now THAT's what I call a job perk! Congratulations on a great first day.
Clara

    Bookmark   August 15, 2006 at 1:16AM
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glassquilt

Yes! There is a stool! I don't think I could stand for 5 hours. I haven't been on my feet like that since last year and at our store I was walking around doing things. That is so much easier than standing in one spot.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2006 at 7:57AM
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hoerlel

Mary, That is so great to hear about you enjoying your first day. It sounds to be a very relaxing and fun job for you. Needless to say, the quilting part sure makes for a fun part of the day and getting paid for it, to boot!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2006 at 8:04AM
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msmeow

Sounds like you're off to a good start! I wish DH could find someone like you for his store. They can only afford part-time people, and in the Orlando area it's really hard to get part-timers who have any kind of commitment. He's had a lot of turnover lately.

Donna

    Bookmark   August 15, 2006 at 11:33AM
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grammyp

I hope the rest of the week has gone well too. Sounds like a wonderful job, as long as you can get 15 minutes betweek customers.

beverly

    Bookmark   August 19, 2006 at 8:46PM
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Islay_Corbel

Glass it's the perfect job! Well done and good luck.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2006 at 3:26AM
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