How was my first day at work? IT WAS AWESOME!!! I have one of the greatest bosses I’ve ever met. Not only does he have OCD, everyone teases him about it and he laughs. Sarcasm reigns in that place.
And it isn’t just the boss. It’s everyone. To top it all off, I’m the only girl in the store. That is going to be fun just because men can be so weird around women. And because this is an auto parts store they are even more so.
I went in with a schedule of 8-5 for today with training thrown in. I’m going to be delivering parts and working in the store. I got a taste of almost everything today. I delivered parts, answered phones, and worked at the counter. It may not sound so glamorous but it is a busy environment and that’s something I need these days.
What is so funny is that they don’t know me yet. Yes, they know I’m sarcastic and prefer to be enjoying my time there. Yes, they know I’m one of those people who show up early all the time. (They were making fun of the manager the day of my interview because we set up the interview for 2 and I was there early. They accused him of making me wait.) They also know I have some knowledge of car parts and tools. But they don’t know me well enough to know when I’m serious and when I’m giving them the dead-pan lines. Score for me!
I don’t know all the little shops in town. My husband is a mechanic so he works on my car. I asked one question about the first delivery I made today. “Is that the shop at so and so?” Answer….”Yes”. So I went to the one I thought it was. When I got back to the store I told them they needed to make sure I had the correct answers to my questions. For about 30 minutes they actually thought I was upset. I was still laughing with them and had to TELL them I wasn’t upset. And I was still laughing at them.
So I think it’s safe to say, this will be a fun job and I’m just getting started. Hopefully, it will stay that way.