Setting up a new store

Centralia, Missouri
January 11, 2017 4:25pm CST
going from nothing on the shelves to something on the shelves at a brand new store is an insane amount of work. I helped unload 2 semi's today, and all we did was stack boxes to the ceiling. The next couple days, or more, will be unstacking those boxes from the shelves, and actually GETTING product on them. People are nice, it's calm enough I haven't had tons of panic issues, so that's good. I took this week off from subbing, couldnt hit the two days, so put it in as a me on vaca sort of week. Next week I will see what my schedule is, and if i can work 2 days in or not, or set myself to non working for a month or two while I see if this job will be the one I keep till a good FT job appears. I am still watching for and applying for those. Anyways, my feet hurt. Way too much time walking on concrete. One of the guys had a pedometer thingy and he had over 5 miles walked before I left, so I had that much or more! Tomorrow I have off, so I will catch up on here then.
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@Susan2015 (21336)
• United States
11 Jan 17
That's a lot of walking. Just keep looking and you will find a good full time job.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jan 17
I am! I keep checking the sites daily
• United States
12 Jan 17
That all muscle work, hope they are paying well.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jan 17
they are not, it's just min wage, which is pretty low here
• United States
12 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt We did a lot of merchandising jobs our first years in TN - many were super easy but then there were those that required a lot of physical work....and some were just repetitive, but they paid well.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhill this doesnt, but the lack of needing to drive saves me a good amount so it helps
@JudyEv (130634)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan 17
Glad it was an okay day. That sounds pretty solid physical work. And 5+ miles is a fair way on concrete.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jan 17
yeah, my feet are unhappy today and I even got a blister on a toe!
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@JudyEv (130634)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt Blisters aren't much fun. Have you get better/different shoes for next time?
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan 17
@JudyEv I wore a different pair of tennis shoes yesterday, figuring they would rub differently and have that toe in a heavy bandage to protect it, it seemed to help. I think I need new shoes to be honest, both pairs are old
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
14 Jan 17
It's amazing how much walking you do, I have 2 apps on my phone and they are both are both and within a few steps of each other. I normally do between 6,000 - 10,000 per day, my highest being 18,000. I hope your feet are feeling better.
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan 17
they aren't the best, but aren't as bad as they were.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
14 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt I'm glad they are better :)
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jan 17
You need a good foot massage and foot soak.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jan 17
I had both!
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt Wonderful!
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12 Jan 17
5 miles... Get your foot massaged
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jan 17
J did a bit on them last night, it was appreciated, they hurt today!
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@DWDavis (13066)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
12 Jan 17
You did put in a hard day if you walked 5 miles. I only walk 3 on an average teaching day, circulating around the classroom and going back and forth to the cafeteria and such. How do I know? I carry a Fitbit in my pocket, and my phone keeps up with it, too.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jan 17
I wanted to keep my cell on and tracking, but it gets a bit hot for that
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@Tampa_girl7 (25842)
• United States
12 Jan 17
I bet you are worn out.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jan 17
I really am
@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
11 Jan 17
Sometimes the physical activity of such jobs can be good for us!
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jan 17
I know, but whew do I hurt today
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@marlina (76765)
• Canada
11 Jan 17
5 miles is a lot of ground to cover.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jan 17
plus a couple dog walks, and whatever I walked after he checked his pedometer.