TLDR: During my junior year of high school, I started working for a grocery store back in 2015. I’m currently 22 years old and almost done with college. Even though I already made the decision to move on, I think that this decision will benefit me in the long run.
After I got hired, I started out as a cart attendant for a few years. Then, I got trained for the following positions later on: cashier, stocking, produce, & prepared foods.
Since I was a seasonal worker during my time at college, I was regularly scheduled as a cart attendant during my college breaks, which made sense at the time.
However, the following reasons made me want to move on from my current job as of this past week:
- At our store, newly hired employees are rarely hired as cart attendants. Most of them start out as a cashier or stocker.
Our store hasn’t hired anyone new on carts for awhile, despite having a cashier or two fill in during our vacation times, which made me question my store’s hiring and seniority process.
- Even though my grocery store was a good company to work for, I should’ve looked for jobs that connected more towards my college major at the time (Sports and Fitness).
On the bright side, I still gained some useful work experience (Sports & Fitness related) during my time at college.
On an extra note, I started a new job a couple of weeks ago and they said that they can give me more hours once I leave the grocery store in August. I also got approved for an internship earlier this year, but I’m unable to start it due to the pandemic. Once I complete an internship, then I’ll be able to graduate.