I got my first job in high school. I remember applying to a bunch of places to work, but I eventually ended up working at Kroger. For those of you who don’t have Kroger in your state or country, it’s a grocery store. And probably my favorite grocery store to shop at!
I was hired as a bagger, so I pretty much bagged groceries and pushed carts in from the parking lot. When I first started, I only worked Mondays and Wednesday’s because I still had school and track practice. At first, I really didn’t love the job because I had to push in carts while wearing khakis and a polo (lol) and I didn’t know anyone.
But after working there awhile I made some friends at work, felt comfortable doing my job, and grew to like pushing in carts even when it was super hot or freezing out. I remember wearing leggings under my pants, two pairs of wool socks, under armor, my polo, gloves, a hat, and my winter coat during the winters, even when I was inside. Pushing in carts was honestly such a good workout and I feel like I was pretty efficient with it.
Whenever I go back to Kroger now I have a lot of good memories and some of my old coworkers still work there. I still chat with some of my friends from when I worked there every now and then. I think it might be my favorite job I have ever had. It definitely taught me to work hard and was a good first job. I learned a bit about customer service and I got to see my “progress” each day through the greater number of carts I pushed in or how quickly I could bag groceries.
This post was a bit random, but I find myself thinking about my first jobs a lot. I have really liked all of the random jobs I have had during my life, so I decided to share my very first one. What was your first job?
Also, how cute are the little mochi in the cover photo. I got them at the Kroger in Bloomington at the mochi bar they have there. Kroger’s have really gotten fancy over the years.