What I Learned From My Summer Job

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So. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen the occasional tweet in regards to my summer job.

After my first year of college wrapped up in mid-May, there was no question that I would have to get a job during the summer. I needed the money, and honestly I also needed something to keep me busy during the long summer months. I couldn’t really find any job openings that were incredibly appealing near me, so out of desperation I applied to work at a local grocery store.

Before I knew it, I secured a job as a produce clerk, in which my responsibilities included setting up the salad bar some mornings and preparing the ready-to-eat wall, which includes things like pre-cut fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh-squeezed orange juice.

It was a difficult, rewarding, exhausting, frustrating, and interesting job. I was lucky enough to have a great manager, and everyone in my department was friendly and hard-working.

I left this job last week so I could give myself some time to relax fully before returning to college in early September. I learned many lessons there, and I wanted to organize some of them into a blog post. This post also works as a way to show what my experience as a produce clerk really was like.

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