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I Got Me a Job

Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 03:58 PM by R a c h e l

J Sainsburys PLC had the courtesy to accept my application to be a General Assistant, and now I've got a uniform and a spiffy name badge and everything. The job's a bit of a chore - stocking shelves in the fresh food section of the store for 12 hours a week - but the people I've met are very welcoming.

I had my induction a couple of weeks back, and met ten other people who were starting different jobs at the same time as me. I've seen a few of them since, which is nice, as I got to know them all and sadly few of our shifts overlap.

It gets me £5.30 / $8.70 / €6.20 an hour, or £254.40 / $417.60 / €297.60 a month. Terrible for a proper job, but fantastic for me as it's more money than I've ever had and will allow me to save up enough for my university fees by the time I start

It's extremely extremely extremely annoying to have to leave places early the night before work, but I do get a bit of a maturity kick out of saying "Sorry I can't stay late, I've got work in the morning."

Yay for my sort of entry into the adult world.
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    Lornami's Avatar
    $8.70 sounds pretty good to me, if I could get a job I'd only be able to get $6 - $7 per hour.
    But good luck with the job! :D

    btw, why so many blogs, or am I glitching?
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 04:21 PM by Lornami Lornami is online now
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    R a c h e l's Avatar
    Seriously? That's terrible. The minimum adult wage over here is like £5.50/$9.03, and for 16 year olds it's about £4.75/$7.80.

    Thanks for the luck! :D

    Glitching how? I haven't had any issues yet, thankfully.
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 04:33 PM by R a c h e l R a c h e l is offline
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    Lornami's Avatar
    Well I mean it's odd that you put so many journals up in one day. So I thought it might possibly an error on my side, but..

    owo I don't think that there is a difference for adult and teenage minimum wage in America? Hmmm...
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 05:06 PM by Lornami Lornami is online now
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    Jake♫'s Avatar
    I've worked for 8 months and get paid $7.40 an hour. I hate my job more now, and I'm jealous of you XD
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 05:07 PM by Jake♫ Jake♫ is offline
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    bgt's Avatar
    Adult world? We'll you better get ready to quit PC while your at it, lolol
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 05:22 PM by bgt bgt is offline
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    Lucy Lu's Avatar
    I been working at the same grocery store for 10 years, and I make about $12 an hour. I stared a bagger and I am a cashier. So yeah I had to work hard to get where I am now. And I love my job.

    Congrats of getting the job. You will be able to have your own money and don't have to rely on your parents.
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 05:38 PM by Lucy Lu Lucy Lu is offline
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    R a c h e l's Avatar
    @Lornami
    I got a bit enthusiastic XD

    @Jake♫
    Ouch, what do you do?

    @Cat in the Hat
    I will in time, but not just yet

    @Setsuko
    10 years wow, that's very impressive! Mm the not depending on my parents part is the most appealing - I don't have to ask to buy things, which is fantastic
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 06:19 PM by R a c h e l R a c h e l is offline
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    Jake♫'s Avatar
    I'll direct you here. You shall then understand!
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 06:53 PM by Jake♫ Jake♫ is offline
 

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