Day off and I had to do what I didn't want to do

@andriaperry (115832)
Anniston, Alabama
November 22, 2022 7:34am CST
Sometimes I wonder about myself, why do I do the things I do and don't do. I know I should be cleaning up the house but I'm tired. I keep my laundry washed and dried. I keep my dirty dishes washed. I know I need to do the floors but I might have to let them go today and rest up for the crazy black Friday coming up. Yesterday I was told I had to run the register that I don't want to do, so I got about an hour and a half training, a few customers were agitated that I was slow, while most were patient. I don't want to be back up because it's not just scanning the products, it's a lot more. I caught on but I pray I don't ever have to be on my own checking people out. I work better alone on the floor stocking and assisting customers. I did the training now maybe the manager will be off my back about it. So..... What are you doing today?
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@shaggin (63446)
• United States
23 Nov
I would be so nervous having to work a register. I’m sorry you had to do that and hope you don’t have to again. I’m always patient with new cashiers I can only imagine how nerve wracking it could be.
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@shaggin (63446)
• United States
23 Nov
@andriaperry yes that would have me sweating buckets
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Nov
Especially with a long line
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@Tampa_girl7 (48719)
• United States
22 Nov
I wash a cashier for a month at Kmart over 40 years ago. That was enough for me.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48719)
• United States
23 Nov
@andriaperry my son briefly cashiered in his teens. He found it very unpleasant too.
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Nov
I would say so
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@much2say (49050)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Nov
I remember that feeling. I never wanted to be at the register and one day I was told I'd start training. I freaked out and but in time I got the hang of it . . . but I do understand the pressures of being a cashier (back then we didn't even scan). Today the kids and I are bringing food and things to my mom . . . perhaps we'll all go for a long walk.
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@much2say (49050)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Nov
@andriaperry A long walk always does a lot of good . . .
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Nov
A long walk sounds good
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@JudyEv (294405)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Nov
We're going to play cards at a Senior Citizen's Centre then staying there for a cheap meal. It's quite nice being retired.
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Nov
Look forward to my retirement
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@LindaOHio (109732)
• United States
22 Nov
I hope you don't have to man the register too! We will probably go out and get our #2 booster and annual flu shots today.
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Nov
I need to get my flu shot
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@LindaOHio (109732)
• United States
23 Nov
@andriaperry Hubs fell asleep after lunch; so we didn't go out. :-(
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@sharonelton (14769)
• Lichfield, England
22 Nov
Enjoy your day off - you sound like you need it. I'm sorry you had to work on the register. I wouldn't like to do that either. I worked in a shop when I was on the YTS years ago. I HATED it! I've been to the little Tesco this morning. I've made soup in the soup maker for lunch, and now I'm watching telly while Mylotting. In a minute I'll wash up and then I'll go in my bedroom to read and maybe make a YouTube video or two, then I'll make my dinner and watch some more telly!
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Nov
Enjoy your day.
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@sharonelton (14769)
• Lichfield, England
23 Nov
@andriaperry Thank you very much. You too.
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@RebeccasFarm (78252)
• United States
23 Nov
Oh that is so tough being on the register.
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@jstory07 (125385)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Nov
I never liked working on a register especially when there is a long line.
@Juliaacv (72995)
• Canada
22 Nov
I worked at a grocery store years ago, just for a very short stint and I found it very stressful. And that was before price matching. Today I have been across town to drop something off at the purolator depot, finished a batch of wash, and am in the process of drying it, and made a batch of cookies. This afternoon I will go and wash the SUV and time and energy permitting I will get the garland out and set up the decorations on the buffet. After that I will need to vacuum as there was 'snow' on that garland and it tends to drop everywhere when I move it out of the storage container.
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Nov
Make a mess making it pretty
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@wolfgirl569 (65430)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Nov
We are enjoying a warm up here. Most stores want everyone to know how so they can help when the store is extremely busy. Be prepared to work register some on Friday.
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Nov
He'll no
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• United States
22 Nov
Today I'm wracking my brain for some Christmas gifts I need to buy for some people other than family. I'm at a loss as to what to buy but Im hoping a good idea will pop into my head. Hope you don't have too much stress working on Black Friday. I'm sure you'll catch on at the register and will be a whiz in no time. People will get on your line just because you're fast.
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Nov
I am not working the register Friday
@MALUSE (69674)
• Germany
22 Nov
I'm retired. I don't have to do anything special. Maybe I'll sort out some books I'm going to offer on ebay.
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Nov
Enjoy your day, I also need to organize my books.
@LouAvul (2396)
22 Nov
When I worked at Kohl's I was a cashier. I liked that better than the one day I substituted for somebody on the floor. I couldn't keep up with the dressing room discards getting back on the sales floor.
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@andriaperry (115832)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Nov
I'm opposite, I'm faster on the floor
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@Inplay123 (121)
• Nairobi, Kenya
23 Nov
This happens a lot with me if I take a day off and don't start the task in the morning. That day is gone. Once I am made up to take rest I can go for the whole day including skipping some meals.