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Shudder....trying to see all the movies at my local dollar show before I go back to work, kids wanna see Alice 2. Civil War and Jungle Book as well, but I saw those, I know they are decent.
How am I watching Friends, at this time of my life.
Cause I am lame.
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 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
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.
Time to see BvS for the 6th time.
Watching Shark Tank after a 15 hour work day. The Life.
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?
Happy Memorial Day!
It's weird you still have your T.E.C.H character in your sig.
Can you see it?
Hey Ryan. Been wating for your comments on the Civil War rant thread. Seen it already?
Ummm.....did my gold status go away already?
Need to get busy here and on my Wii U again......
3DS fell in the toilet. It's fried!
Saw Mothers Day. was good for a chic flic
Training is over! Until my next two week training session in a month.