First day on the new job

Topics: Employment, Ciara Pages: 2 (432 words) Published: December 16, 2013
Vianel Cabreja
Essay #1

First Day on the New Job

Many people look forward to the first day of work at a new job. There are new people to meet, much to learn, and money to be made. While I've had other jobs prior to starting my last job, nothing could have prepared me for the type of work environment that I encountered when I walked in to begin my employment. The first day of my job at a retail store was less than pleasing

First I come in the store at 10:00 A.M. The manager introduced the daily meeting in which she talked about the goal and training of the day. She assigned me the Fitting Room Section, I was alone, and the company never gave me the training about “Work in the fitting room”. The first hour was slow, but little by little, a lot of customers were on line for trying on the outfits, “Oh my God”, I didn’t know what to do because I had to hang up all the clothes people didn’t want to buy, and I had to assist the customers. Anyway “First is the first, the customers”. I ask the customers. “How many Items, do you have?”, if the Customer had more “6” items to try on, this is not allowed inside the section, only “6” or less. All the clothes the customers didn’t want were accumulated under the rack. Suddenly a manager entered to the section and said angrily: “It’s too much, it’s too much”. I felt nervous but then I thought “I won’t mind her because I am alone”. My other co-workers weren’t there in that moment.

I didn’t like my job because I have to work standing up. The most of the people are younger than me in the store. I knew that if I had to work with these people every day it wouldn’t make me feel comfortable. There would be nothing to talk about and we would have nothing in common. They would always be telling me what to do and they thought that I was incapable to do the job maybe because of my age. I was not looking forward to working with them.

The first day on my new job was uncomfortable. I didn’t want to work with the people who...
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