Mar. 3, 2015

One Person's Perspective...

As a cashier, the beginning of the month brings fresh, new/old challenges. There ARE GOING to be lines, WHEREVER you go. Whether the fastest cashier, or the slowest, they ARE doing the best they can to give you the best customer service they are able to, at any given moment. Now, that being said, please keep in mind you are dealing with fellow HUMAN BEINGS!!! We are ALL blessed with good days & bad days; they're not always going to be good or bad at the same time, however. Keep in mind, that while fast may seem the number one priority; friendly REALLY is. Also, even the fastest cahier can only go as fas as the slowest customer. Add to the fact, that for some customers, this is their ONLY opportunity to connect with other people for the week, or sometimes the month. Think about how much faster your own life is going these days. Are you taking the time to connect with other people? Imagine if your next trip to the store was your ONLY connection with people, other than yourself or family for a whole week, or month!!! I know to some people it sounds like heaven; but do it month after month, etc. It WILL get lonely. I try to keep this in mind, both as a cashier, & a customer. Honestly, sometimes as I clock in, I take a deep breath & remind myself, "I can do this." It is a challenge, but I truly DO love what I do. Most of the cashiers I talk to DO love what they do, too. It's a chosen profession for alot of my co-workers. True, for some, it is a stop til they get to their true passion, or even know what they want to really do with their lives. Bottom line, please keep in mind we're ALL in this TOGETHER; & we can either make it a positive experience, or a nightmare. Let's remember each other, & make it the BEST we possibly can. Thank you for your time. Have a good day, & be safe...