17 October 2013
It was in the month of October when I was hired to Kmart. Now I had just turn 16 two months ahead and this was my first job so I didn’t know anything about working for a retail store. I was hired on as a cashier; that meant I was the last stop in the store before a customer left with their merchandise that they have purchased. Being a cashier you have to be nice, greet the customer with a smile, and occasionally hold a small conversation with them. This was easy for me because I am a nice person, I smile a lot, and I can talk to just about ...view middle of the document...
After a couple of transactions I started to get the hang of checking people out and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be, then again I was just pushing a couple of buttons. During the slow times while we didn’t have any customers I talked with the other cashiers and got to know them. All of them seem to be pretty cool and we all got along very easily. About an hour went by then it was time for me to leave, but another girl came in, her name was Shanikka. I just worked with her then until it was time for me to go home. A few more hours went by, then she left me on the register by myself to go fold clothes. I didn’t want her to leave because I did not want to be alone on the register by myself. She came back and ask me if I had any problems with anything; I didn’t have any problems at all. Honestly, I think I did pretty well for my first day.
In conclusion, you shouldn’t be scared for your first day it could be your best day on the job. Also being a cashier isn’t as bad as people make out it out to be, the worst part about it is getting use to standing in a single spot for hours. Doing that killed my lower back because I wasn’t use to it, but after a few days it was no problem and the back pain stopped. As long as you are a nice person, outgoing, and love to talk this could be a good first job as a teenager. If you aren’t I advise you not to be a cashier because the customers can easily get you.