Yesterday I had to work late because the store was getting a new Heating and Air Conditioning system installed.
I have worked in retail for most of my life, starting out with a year at a chain bookstores that had to close due to today’s world full of online shopping opportunities. I enjoyed the book store, but there were some awful clients during major book releases if they couldn’t get a copy on that day. With those coveted book releases such as new Harry Potter hardcovers, it was first-come, first-serve and folks would camp out overnight just to get their copies. I will never forget those release evenings, with some fond nostalgia mixed with scary images of 30-somethings tripping over each other like children in a candy store. I also spent those evenings working alongside my closest friends from school. But I’m happier now working at this grocery store, which has been my place of work since I was 23 years old. I’m a junior manager and enjoy working at the office with sizable windows that overlook the parking lot. There’s a lake behind the street that is adjacent to the back edge of the store’s sizable parking area. For a grocery store job, the view is phenomenal. Yesterday I had to work late because the store was getting a new Heating and Air Conditioning system installed. The ductwork was cleaned by the ductwork cleaning crew right before the new air conditioner and heating system was installed. It took several hours to complete, but now the grocery store has a phenomenal heating and cooling system. The best part is we didn’t have to close the store to get the task completed, so we served customers in the process.