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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #885 on: January 03, 2018, 03:19:09 PM »
Finished my first Thanksgiving/Black Friday week at my seasonal job
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and it was quite the experience..
I work very early mornings starting with unloading trucks of merchandise which is pretty grueling actually but wakes you up, and sorting it to different pallets to be taken out to various departments where it's set out on shelves before the store opens.
By the end of my shift, my feet are killing me!! The fact that I haven't been on my feet for long periods of time for years as well as having flat-feet doesn't help things at all :-\
I'm toughing it out till the end of December to see if I have the possibility of moving up in the company but from what I've seen, it may take some time for advancement there, so I will probably start floating my resume again in mid-January checking some other more promising job prospects.
That brings back memories.  I did the same thing working for Walmart in a Connecticut store back in 2002.  We would haul stuff on to the floor only to find we had no place to put it and had to bring it back and put it in a trailer behind the store.  It was a new store and they didn't know what would move at that location.  They had so many trailers filled with merchandise the town was fining them for it.  A few months of that and I finally followed my old job down to Lancaster Co. PA.  The pay off  for that was I able to retire this past  Sept.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #886 on: January 03, 2018, 04:32:28 PM »
Finished my first Thanksgiving/Black Friday week at my seasonal job
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
and it was quite the experience..
I work very early mornings starting with unloading trucks of merchandise which is pretty grueling actually but wakes you up, and sorting it to different pallets to be taken out to various departments where it's set out on shelves before the store opens.
By the end of my shift, my feet are killing me!! The fact that I haven't been on my feet for long periods of time for years as well as having flat-feet doesn't help things at all :-\
I'm toughing it out till the end of December to see if I have the possibility of moving up in the company but from what I've seen, it may take some time for advancement there, so I will probably start floating my resume again in mid-January checking some other more promising job prospects.
That brings back memories.  I did the same thing working for Walmart in a Connecticut store back in 2002.  We would haul stuff on to the floor only to find we had no place to put it and had to bring it back and put it in a trailer behind the store.  It was a new store and they didn't know what would move at that location.  They had so many trailers filled with merchandise the town was fining them for it.  A few months of that and I finally followed my old job down to Lancaster Co. PA.  The pay off  for that was I able to retire this past  Sept.
I'm getting ready to make 1 final trip to Mexico in a couple days to drop off the last remnants of my late wife's stuff to her family as well as get my half of the land transferred to my goddaughter, go to the dentist, get the rest of my belongings and visit the cemetery where she's buried and when I return, I've been offered my job back at Target on a part time basis; early morning hours till 9 or 10am and then run my tax business to catch what few clients still come by while submitting my resume looking for something full time that pays well so I can rebuild my savings and also has benefits.
This new year it's my resolution to get myself financially stabilized and start saving for my retirement.