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< spurgeonryan updated his status:

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< cycycychris posted something on spurgeonryan's wall:

I'm curious for your opinion. I've been working for a grocery store for about a year, and I always knew they really liked me, but always thought they saw me more as a follower than a leader. But I was called into the manager office to tell me that they want to work me up to manager position when one comes available (or move me to another store). Which, as you can guess, was a complete surprise to me. He of course knew the college thing and that hampers there plan. But said, if anything ever happens, let him know, he wants to keep me as long as possible. They've said in the past that I'm that one lucky pick up that you can rarely get in retail.

He tried to talk it way up to me, suggesting that after working the ranks, he sees me as even a store manager. All this was way to overwhelming to me, since I never thought of myself as a supervisor or manager. And then he informed me I was in charge of the movement of the beer and wine section to another part of the store... aka the ultimate test.(since all that stuff is vendor, there really is no one manager to take the lead, I've done stuff in it before, so I guess thats why my name came up).

Out of curiosity, since you've seemed to work in the industry for a while, is a manager position really much to be excited about. Its only $18 to 20 an hours but it would be full time with insurance and benefits. theirs of course the issue that if they find you not a good leader, that whole plan is gone.

I think it is a very big thing. One of the only good thing to come out of retail, other than the experiences you have, is Management experience. No matter what you plan on doing in life that looks great on your resume. You can be a marine biologist all day long, for example. But can you run the day to day operations, people, etc of your division? If so, then your earning potential doubles, while you stay in the industry you love.
I feel one year management experience is the equivalent of a Associates in business or management. Five years and companies look at that like you have a Masters in management!
Plus it is not a skill that goes away, either you can do it or you cannot. When you finally leave whatever grocer you are at and they endorse you, then that will be your skill for life. You do not have to be re-trained, you just know you can manage.

Lastly, and God forbids it happens, if your current goal does not work out, Management in retail is great to have on your resume. 20 dollars an hour is just to start! I am mid level salary and make over 60,000 now! Military, three degrees, etc did not work out, but with a bit of hard work I can now finally enjoy life. Even if this does not work out I can manage somewhere else too.

Not saying my life was not enjoyable before, but paycheck to paycheck is never fun with a family.



Hope this answered something. Always have a back up, college is not always going to be the answer you hope for. If they think you are great then you have nothing to worry about. They will support you and guide you and managing is usually just a bit more responsibility than your regular work anyways.

Good luck, hope it helped

on 24 June 2016

Yeah, I have no plan to quit my degree for the job (which is what he was implying me to do). But I sadly won't be a supervisor unless I don't go back college. So the whole hope for the management position is a bit unrealistic right now. But I was curious on the potential if I work my way up. Which I'm not actually sure how it would go, since a lot of this is based on seniority and I don't have that. So them moving me to supervisor or even management in any of the stocking clerk position just wouldn't work. Since I work multiple position each week, with people who have been there for like 10 years. I can't see them being able to get this by the union.

So really front end is all that I can do, which is something I don't know if I would ever be ready to take on.

So the road up will be long and he made it sound sweater than it really is. But its really cool to know that I have made such an impression on my store manager that he felt the need to tell they are incredibly impressed with my work and a job will always be there if I need one. And that they would like to make me management when a position opens.

But thanks spurge, nice to hear from a person in the industry that has done the grinding to make his way up. And I do agree with you, I think putting that you were management on a resume is great. And that is experience that I would be able to use the rest of my life. but its not something obtainable with my current college location and schedule.

6 days ago

< spurgeonryan updated his status:

Time to see BvS for the 6th time.

7th

on 21 June 2016

< spurgeonryan updated his status:

Etree!

A tree!

on 14 June 2016

The tree!

on 18 June 2016

< spurgeonryan updated his status:

Watching Shark Tank after a 15 hour work day. The Life.

Are you on the zoo?

on 07 June 2016

Lol. No, this is an American show. I work at walmart.

on 07 June 2016

Ahhh, I thought you went to an aquarium or something XD

on 07 June 2016

< hershel_layton posted something on spurgeonryan's wall:

Holy crap I just realized you reached the maximum level. 630k points...holy.

One person has more points.

on 07 June 2016

Who?

on 07 June 2016

oliist. He used to add to the database back before it was moved to gamewise. So did I, but I had less time than he did at it.

on 07 June 2016

< John2290 posted something on spurgeonryan's wall:

Hey Spurg. I was just wondering if you could enlighten me to something? Am I you or are you I? We aren't schizophrenic now are we...possibly I am your alter ego?

Well, you're definitely to yound to be my Dad and to old to be my evil twin....I'm at a loss on this one.

on 06 June 2016

Maybe I am your adopted brother?

on 06 June 2016

gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=217190&page=1# There so sure, I was questioning it myself, until I seen your userscore on have ruled out all but my time travelling, internet forum posting butler.

on 06 June 2016

< spurgeonryan updated his status:

Happy Memorial Day!

< XanderXT posted something on spurgeonryan's wall:

It's weird you still have your T.E.C.H character in your sig.

I like to remember good times. The history of the internet is mostly only in our memories.

on 27 May 2016

Man, what happened to Wright? He said he stopped because of school, but he never continued it.

on 27 May 2016

We could always start it back up.

on 01 June 2016

< padib posted something on spurgeonryan's wall:

Can you see it?

May I see it. That better?

on 25 May 2016

Abre los ojos.

on 25 May 2016

We had some good times Happypadib. I miss all the old timers here. Now I have to start making real life friends.

on 26 May 2016

Yeah, that's true. It's the same for me, I feel like the fairytale had its time and now reality has its own virtues. I'm spending more time outside and with new friends (and gf, finally).

on 26 May 2016

< farlaff posted something on spurgeonryan's wall:

Hey Ryan. Been wating for your comments on the Civil War rant thread. Seen it already?

Waiting*

on 21 May 2016

Hello. I have been in the middle of a large promotion for nearly 4 months now. So I have been more or less absent. A few posts here and there. Sorry.

I am gonna see it Monday morning at the first showing actually. Hope it is decent.

on 21 May 2016

< spurgeonryan updated his status:

Ummm.....did my gold status go away already?

Time to grab your wallet again!

on 11 May 2016

Indeed

on 14 May 2016

< spurgeonryan updated his status:

Need to get busy here and on my Wii U again......

3DS fell in the toilet. It's fried!

That is why I put a Wii safety strap on mine. XD

on 04 May 2016

That's actually a great idea! Did yours fall in water as well?

on 04 May 2016

No, it fell to the ground, had an ugly scratch on a side as a result.

on 04 May 2016

Seriously? Poor 3DS.

on 27 May 2016

< spurgeonryan updated his status:

Saw Mothers Day. was good for a chic flic

< spurgeonryan updated his status:

Training is over! Until my next two week training session in a month.

< spurgeonryan updated his status:

Site is being hard to load again.

< JustcallmeRiff posted something on spurgeonryan's wall:

Is your profile pic Ash from Evil Dead?

Yes indeed. For 6 years now more or less.

on 21 April 2016

Groovy

on 23 April 2016

What is your profile pic? ;)

on 25 April 2016

I'm on a PS4 and having a hard time figuring out the inner workings of profile and website any help would be appreciated

on 25 April 2016

Go to the home tab, once there go to profile settings. Should see an avatar option.

on 25 April 2016

Thank you for the help needed friends tablet PS4 doesn't do it who's my Avatar Photo

on 26 April 2016

< crissindahouse posted something on spurgeonryan's wall:

How do yo get all these "Supporter", "Ambassador" and whatever ranks on the profile pic? I'm totally clueless about the VGC of the present.

Ambassador is a staff position. Supporter you have to pay for by going to the Members tab up above.

on 19 April 2016

what is an Ambassador doing exactly on VGC? I only know Mods, Admins and stuff like that^^ an d good that you are a supporter now, means you can earn even more points from activities! ;-)

on 20 April 2016

Supporter takes ads away which was my biggest problem, especially on mobile. You can ignore people as well but that hurts conversation imo.

Ambassadors are basically me, but I was not picked. Funny. They make threads and event threads and they are active on walls and friend making. Welcoming new members. They are not paid.

on 20 April 2016

Thx for the info dude!

on 20 April 2016

No problem bro!

on 20 April 2016

< cycycychris posted something on spurgeonryan's wall:

I think a month long break from Devil Third did me good, since I actually had fun playing it last night, which I can't say I was having before i quit playing. Still OP weapons are annoying.

Glad you are sort of enjoying it again. Some of those guys are just too good for me. The hand to hand guys piss me off being able to jump from anywhere and kill me in one swipe, and I just cannot figure out the one shot kill people.

I have barely been on the wii u and here for a while and I am about to go to training for my recent promotion so I will be off even more.
I did try the Lost reavers or weavers beta, had to do the tutorial first which burned a lot of my time. That paranocturnal activities game looks promising I guess and I am also still waiting for that Dead game to get the update that is supposed to fix a lot of its problems. I can play it, but it would be nice if they wre fixed.

on 17 April 2016

Also there is that cute FPS that was one of those free indie demos a while back, it is alright, would be better if it had online mulipplayer.

on 17 April 2016

Great to hear you got a promotion, Last I heard you were already already a manager. Glad there still moving you up the chain

That jump attack is so annoying, I hate it when the main clans decides to go to a melee mode, I just can't do melee attacks, people are just so good at all the moves, Spooky is luckily a good guy and when he noticed I rage quit in the middle of a melee match he asked me if I wanted him to convince everyone to go to another mode, even let me choose.

But I can't get the jump move to work like others do, I hit right where they are, but a lot of times it doesn't work, but they can hit me when they are just barely in the area of where I'm standing. its an annoying move.

anyways, its just jump and the X or Y, but the aim is hard. I don't think the kattana does a one shot.

on 17 April 2016

Just mid level management. Now I am salary.

on 17 April 2016

Played it for an hour the other night. Did alright with a regular AK 47.

on 25 April 2016

I was going to play last night, but studying took longer than expected. AK47 is a decent gun, but I sadly not sure what weapon I always use, its some machine gun. But I have found that I'm a lot better at it than I was before. My KD is slowly rising.

on 25 April 2016

I am surprised there is still a decent amount of players. Had 10 on at 2 am.

on 25 April 2016

Not to bad, I like to play around 11pm,maybe midnight until like 2am since thats when a lot of people are online and usually Spooky will already have UNLV, SPookyKlan, and Darkzero people playing in one of the none deathmatch modes. Once you have that, the mode we are in starts filling until 14 people from random people pressing the random match button, its actually quite awesome. But I sadly come home from college in 2 weeks and I work night shifts at my job, so I don't know how that playing time will end up working anymore. Unless they put me on day shift, which i kind of hope.

But when you come online to Drills mode, always press the random room button, I think its Y. It will find if Spooky and such are currently filling another mode.

I personally like all the mode except any melee modes, they really suck. That one zone control is not the best I guess. But cargo and ignition are the bomb.

on 25 April 2016

I'm also still seeing level ones, which surprise me a bit. then I see them with stuff that cost golden eggs and I start to cringe, since they are going to regret that later on, they are very hard to earn through none microtransactions.

on 25 April 2016

< spurgeonryan updated his status:

Yeah boy! Back to gold baby!

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