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I Got Me a Job

Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 3:58 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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    Nina'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 4:21 PM by Nina Nina is offline
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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 4:33 PM by R a c h e l R a c h e l is offline
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    Nina'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 5:06 PM by Nina Nina is offline
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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 5:07 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 5:22 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 5:38 PM by Lucy Lu Lucy Lu is offline
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    R a c h e l's Avatar
    I got a bit enthusiastic XD

    Ouch, what do you do?

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

    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 6:19 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 6:53 PM by Jake♫ Jake♫ is offline