||[May. 8th, 2005|09:15 am]
|||||The Rumbles in my stomach..||]|
This is going be a fairly large update I believe.
Been so busy, I usually come home from school, just exhausted. School is paying off with good marks though. I got my report card( mid-semester), and so far I have a 95 in Science, An 86 in Marketing, An 81 in English( this makes me sad), and finally a 69 in Business. That leaves me with an average of 82.5. That is not a bad average but I want to get my marketing class in the 90`s, and bring up my business mark to raise my average. I was so bored in one of my classes, that I did a full two page report on the Kermode Bear, my favourite bear for my science class, along with finding an article relating to Marsburg and Ebola. I decided to find the article on Marsburg, similar family to Ebola, becase we had been discussing viruses in my class for about three weeks. My teacher gave me a look of confusion, he had no idea that I was THAT bored, I`m thinking I may do another report tomorrow after school, on some birds, because I`ll probably not have that much homework, either birds or my other favourite subject, primates. Possibly some drawing time in as well :) It`s been a struggle but so far, I`ve mostly managed to work at the grocery store and get my schoolwork done too. I`m nervous about tomorrow at school, because me and a group have to go visit some classes for our marketing class and discuss the benefits and such of buying a yearbook, 4 classes in total. Some of you may know, I AM NOT a good PUBLIC SPEAKER, it makes me nervous, I have some social anxiety related problems so I loathe public speaking, one reason why I tend to avoid assemblies are the large crowds.
As far as art is concerned, I`ve done very little to none. I`ve been so busy, I know it sucks, but hopefully once things seem to calm down, I`ll be able to produce something that is productive. I hate the fact that people tell me I have some talent, and I`ve had no time to use the talent to it`s fullest. The only "art" thing I have done is a poster for my marketing class, and I *cannot* look at that poster, I hate how it looks. lol
Healthwise, I visited my new neurosurgeon, told him some concerns we had, told him that I had been having headaches that were happening , one time lasting about a week, and reoccuring about one day every few weeks. He brushed it off, not really addressing what could be the problem. I`m supposed to have a CATscan scheduled for between 1 and three months from my appointment date, where we will see if anything is wrong with head.
So we had an orientation meeting for work, pretty much introducing us to food safety which took three hours. I had a few shifts beforehand, where I stacked for quite a while.
Thank you to the nice customer, that saw that I was stacking a particular brand of television dinners, and apologized when he said " sorry it seems I have made more work for you." I told him that in fact he did not and did not have to apologize, because I had to arrange all the t.v. dinners later during my shift to fit the boxes of various flavors in. I would also like to thank the young couple that came in for t.v. dinners also, and asked if we had a particular flavour in, and not getting frustrated when I had to look into the boxes I was stacking for that flavour and open a new box.
Most people when I was opening and stacking the t.v. dinners. were impatient, and would leave quiet pissed off when I said, "sorry( sir or ma`am), it seems we are sold out, but we are expecting a new shipment on Tuesday". The two flavours we sold out of were both turkey flavours.
To the girl in the parking lot, you creeped me out, more of unexpected..lol. See the thing is, she drove by with her window down, was obviously looking at me, and went, "EOwwwww, like she liked me when I was pushing carts. But I guess that`s not a bad sign, Eh? >.<
I think I`ve been doing fairly well, I am still working there for now I guess :) I`m pretty good at stocking, but I get really slow when I have to lift the large boxes, or do overstock, because I do not have the posessed strength to lift HUGE boxes. I did increase my strength a bit I guess, because when I started I could only push 3 carts, now I`m up to pushing five or six carts.
I actually really like working carts, I get to be outside, and I get to deal with some really nice friendly people. But, sometime`s you get the one`s who rear their ugly heads ( not literally), but just in the sense that they are rude. The worst offenders are, when I am taking carts out of the cart corral, I assure you this is not a quiet job, but many carts making noise, bumping into each other, probably heard throughout the parking lot. So I am standing in the cart corral, and not two steps away, some person too rushed, too tired, other miscellaneous excuses they have pushes their cart into a parking spot, which also has another ten carts that ten other people could not bring inside the two steps to the corral. I try to make it a habit of thanking each and every person who brings their cart to the corall, or when I am putting carts back into their proper locations beside the building, I ask if they want a cart, and usually they are delighted that someone will bring them their cart and have it the right way for them to enter the building and say Thank you. It really does wonders, when you are having a long day and you hear those two simple words. One thing I also do not like about working with carts, is the parking lot, people leave their carts in the most random places, closest to where their car was parked, off the property etc, so I have to go and find these carts because it is expensive to replace carts. One major thing about our parking lot, it leads to traffic jams, this is not the best situation when you are pushing carts, so far I`ve noticed that alot of driver`s don`t look in their mirrors when they back up, leaving me to move the carts back, or just totally ignoring me pushing carts across the road. My head almost exploded last night when a particular minivan had been watching me ( they were further down in the parking lot), saw me pushing six carts, and proceeded to move their van right into my path, blocking the ramp to the cart access, and me having to react quickly to avoid having another traffic jam. Thanks buddy, I also think you failed to notice, where you had moved to was a " No Parking Zone." Gee, I really wish they could give me a traffic officer`s ticketbook.
Visible parking spots for the disabled, having a disability but being able to walk the people who drive into these spots when there is no visible need irks me. Now, I know that many people who are disabled have hidden disabilities(including myself, but a large scar on my head, and other random places), but if you clearly do not have a need to use these spots, they are there for a reason, for the people who use a wheelchair or for the people who need to park closer to the building because walking tends to cause problems for them, or for the person they are driving. S-C-R-A-M, please proceed to find another parking spot. HEY! Look there`s one right over there *cart meet head*. Thank you for visiting ( chain of Grocery store)...
Once inside the store, I try and help out as much as I can, putting stock away and taking other coworker`s empty boxes to the front ( customer`s use these to pack their groceries), along with helping people find what they need. If I do not know where an item is, I`ll either ask one of my coworker`s or a supervisor. As of last night, we are required to carry a flyer with us, so we know what the sales are, and their prices. I was talking to one of my coworker`s and we both agreed that this idea is a good one on our bosses part. My boss jokingly laughed at me yesterday, because I had purchased 3 blueberry YOPS© and then at the end of my shift I had purchased another three.
To the people who tell me, " BUT the sale started ONLY YESTERDAY on ( product name)!" Sorry about the product not being in, but we have supply and demand of products that we put on sale. For instance, say we order 100 boxes of Cheese. Well say, we have ten customers, each purchasing ten blocks of cheese, well then we have no more of that particular product in, and chances are we won`t get any more in until after the "sale" is over. I know our flyer, say`s "limited quantities" , but no one has mentioned to me yet the number of a certain product a customer can take.
I get along with most of my coworkers, but only a couple know about my disability, and how that does prevent me in some senses of lifting or learning at a slower pace than everyone else, so that leads to some problems with others.
I received my first paycheck, which was about 180 dollars. Not bad, but they had forgotten the hours I had worked before the store even opened. I talked to the owner, and he said that the log in sheets for when the store was not open were lost. So, I had to find a way to find the hours I had worked, without me getting screwed, and me not "stealing" the companie`s money. I reported the 4 shifts I definately knew I worked, but I knew there were at least three more. The owner, said he would take care of it. I`m hoping my paycheck this week, will reach the 200.00 mark or close to it.
Well that`s all for now :)