The 1st was last year for 3 days in school bookshop with 3.5/hour (i didnt know this pay was that low until official job hunt aft olevels)
1st day of work was 8dec, after 2 days of training and i have survived until now! If nth somes up I will be working until 26jan2017 . Given that i only have a psle cert right after olevels, i realised how hard is it without a proper diploma/cert/degree for me to find a decent job during job hunts.
After starting cashiering, I realised that it is really important to do something i love as my future job so working will not just be working and earning money. This also sets me thinking if i should go jc or poly! If poly, i have a education goal and career i want to pursue, but if i go jc, i really dont know where i should go after that.. Actually i just want both alevel cert and diploma haha im so greedy and it will cost a lot. People say that results day is on 11jan and im actually quite nervous but excited at the same time.
Until now, I learnt quite a lot from cashiering. About consumers's(customers') attitude, working style of diff colleagues and superiors, and even about myself. Fajry/ Ah Far is the team leader of retail workers but i respect his leadership skills! We were checking the prices of fruits and ah far went over and talked to us even if we are in he cashiering team.
1. Ah Far asked us to stand in a line and look at the shope from the entrance and asked us, if we are the customers what is the first thing we will look out for when we enter the shop.
Yu ke and alysa said prices of fruits and i said cleanliness which turned out to be what ah far was looking for. I guess it will be how goods are organised and catergorised. For the first time i realised how diff type of apples and oranges are not placed side by side and i think this will decrease confusion among customers if fruits get messed up while choosing. putting different colours side by side seems appealing too.
Here i think Ah Far is trying to tell us that we need to put ourselves in the shoes of other people if we want to help them.
2. After realising yu ke got the resignation form he talked to us, which shocked yu ke because she was sure she took it after ah far walked pass her.
Here Ah Far seems like a great observer.
3. So after yu ke told him she wanted to resign because vv didnt allow her to take 1 week off, Ah Far told us that superiors must be understanding of their team and be attentive to the importance of team work rather than focus on his or her own interests. so ah far advice yk to go straight to the boss if vv give no chances. I realised that if we were to work in a team, team work is really important and just like how diff departments in a supermarket work tgt--supplied food gets packed-->packed food get shelved--->shelved food get chosen--->chosen food get scanned and packed for check out.
This is certainly not all but i respect ah far as a good role model to look out for.
Also I realised what dropping chem did to me, is it myself or is it really chem but i certainly was considering resigning for the sake of health--lunch and dinner over work, or even a higher pay one (which was my goal of a pt job after olevels, to earn back math tuition fees and save up for the future)
But this stopped after i thought of how i gave up on chem and i dont want to start being a quitter after chemisery!!!