Wednesday, March 13, 2013

#slice2013 13 of 21

I had my first day of work today. I learned a valuable lesson to go into your first day of work expecting very little.

Unfortunately, I went in to my first day of working at a bakery expecting to have a great time.

My friend who works there has the most adorable shirt with the bakery's name that she has to wear whenever she works. I didn't get a shirt since it was my first day.

Everyone who works there always seem to be busy and having a great time socializing with each other and with customers. The bakery wasn't very busy today.

I was extremely excited to learn how to work the cash register. I didn't work the cash register. Instead, I cleaned the windows and mopped the floors and talked to strange ladies who claimed to know my mother.

The highlight of my workday was the cookie my boss gave me when I left. I had been too scared to ask for anything, so I was extremely grateful when she offered.

The next job I get I'll be sure to limit my expectations.


  1. You survived your first work day , Larkin, bravo! Someday you will loo back and feel grateful that it was a slow first day....mine was not, and I just about had a nervous breakdown because there was a never ending stream of customers at the coffee shop where I worked on my first day. Whew!

  2. I know what you mean about not having the right uniform so it looks like you don't belong there. A bakery sounds like a dangerous place to work (too many calories calling out "Eat me!).

  3. That has to be one of the hardest things - to start a new job and be left out. It will get better. Expectations do matter. All the best.