I started my new job today. I 'm training to be a Walmart cashier. When we were introducing ourselves to other employees they would ask the group of us what positions we were going to be in. They would nod and nod when someone said backend... assembler... but when the other woman and I said Cashier (or in her case Customer service desk) they would almost cheer. One of them looked at me sadly and said... it will be ok. Im totally not sure how to take that. At one point I heard two people talking about how they were wicked short on cashiers... that they needed to hire 6 new ones and then some left. I am a bit nervous but I know it will be ok. I am definitely not going into this blind... I had a choice between being a cashier and working the jewelry counter... and I think i got the better end of the deal. *smiles* I have worked a register at a fast food restaurant, a bookstore, a clothing store and a department store... sure payment methods may have changed a bit over time but customers haven't. You will always get the happy ones, the stressed ones... the angry ones and its important to take each one individually. Dont let one unhappy customer ruin your whole day and make it a priority to send each customer off with a smile if you can. Its like a game I play... can i make that person smile before they walk out the door.
Anyways... this week is all about learning store policies, getting to know where things are and training via the computer. Then for the two weeks following that, I will be training with my sponsor, that is a person who does the job I am training for and who will teach me what they know. After that I will start settling into my schedule (while I am with my sponsor I will be working their shifts with them).
I am tired tonight...but its a good tired. =D