Hah... been some time since I posted, life has been a bit crazy.
Training went well, had about 3 days with my sponsor before I was set free. I made sure that the CSMs up front knew I was a bit nervous being alone, so for the rest of my first week and all of my second, I was put at a register near a more experienced cashier. It went very well. I have been getting an average of 32-34 hours a week and they have mostly been afternoon into late evening shifts.
About 2 - 3 weeks after I started at Walmart, the husband went into work and left unemployed. He was laid off with a bunch of his other co-workers. They are all considered displaced workers as their jobs went to a company in Canada. As such he has additional unemployment benefits such as training etc. Its been such an odd transition... He was the breadwinner and i the stay at home parent... and now its completely reversed. He has a good job prospect about an hour north of us but that position doesn't start till Jan 3. In the meantime he is enrolled in a program to help Maine workers start up businesses etc. When he was laid off the last time (2008) he was in this program then as well. We are both hoping it will take off this time, he has a lot of great ideas. We are just taking things a day at a time at this point, its all you can really do in these situations.
I need to start getting my Christmas projects done, I know what I am making for a few people, need to figure out the rest of it soon.
I will try to remember to post every so often ... especially when the holiday projects start flowing.