First day at the carwash... (and prayers please...)

First day at the carwash... (and prayers please...)

Joined: May 25th, 2006, 12:07 am

June 18th, 2011, 1:49 pm #1

I have started a new job at the car wash and I really need some prayers about it. Some things in the 'service industry' have changed since the last time I worked a till. First of all- there is no till... Everything is computerized including the carwash which will randomly stop working. It seems to be a much more physically demanding job than I would have thought, too. The nice boy that is training me says that I'm doing better than he thought I would. All I really know about him is that he is REALLY looking forward to grade 11...
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Joined: May 28th, 2006, 3:48 am

June 18th, 2011, 3:42 pm #2

Sending positive thoughts your way.
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Joined: June 5th, 2006, 5:33 pm

June 18th, 2011, 8:15 pm #3

I have started a new job at the car wash and I really need some prayers about it. Some things in the 'service industry' have changed since the last time I worked a till. First of all- there is no till... Everything is computerized including the carwash which will randomly stop working. It seems to be a much more physically demanding job than I would have thought, too. The nice boy that is training me says that I'm doing better than he thought I would. All I really know about him is that he is REALLY looking forward to grade 11...
What all do you have to do? I have every confidence that you can do everything and more than a 16 yo boy.

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Joined: May 25th, 2006, 12:05 am

June 19th, 2011, 12:37 am #4

I have started a new job at the car wash and I really need some prayers about it. Some things in the 'service industry' have changed since the last time I worked a till. First of all- there is no till... Everything is computerized including the carwash which will randomly stop working. It seems to be a much more physically demanding job than I would have thought, too. The nice boy that is training me says that I'm doing better than he thought I would. All I really know about him is that he is REALLY looking forward to grade 11...
I DO understand a bit, how you feel - everything being computerized, and being trained by someone younger than my kids.

I also KNOW you can do the job Kim, and I know you will do it well.

Nothing stays the same, car washes included. Hang in there!
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Joined: October 28th, 2005, 10:05 am

June 20th, 2011, 9:54 am #5

I have started a new job at the car wash and I really need some prayers about it. Some things in the 'service industry' have changed since the last time I worked a till. First of all- there is no till... Everything is computerized including the carwash which will randomly stop working. It seems to be a much more physically demanding job than I would have thought, too. The nice boy that is training me says that I'm doing better than he thought I would. All I really know about him is that he is REALLY looking forward to grade 11...
I am just reading this now and hope it went well for you!
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Joined: May 25th, 2006, 12:07 am

June 20th, 2011, 2:15 pm #6

I have started a new job at the car wash and I really need some prayers about it. Some things in the 'service industry' have changed since the last time I worked a till. First of all- there is no till... Everything is computerized including the carwash which will randomly stop working. It seems to be a much more physically demanding job than I would have thought, too. The nice boy that is training me says that I'm doing better than he thought I would. All I really know about him is that he is REALLY looking forward to grade 11...
By the end of the second day my trainer and I were pretty done with each other. I kept wanting to do crazy things like make change... He and I disagreed on what the complicated parts of the job were. I maintain it is not complicated to do a safe drop but he put a lot of emphasis on it. The safe doesn't light up... it must be important...

The problem is I don't think they can discrimiate against me for being too thin... but there are some things that I think I wasn't really shown. The kid is a really nice guy, but after spending ten minutes with him I could tell that he thinks in pictures. That is all well and good for HIM, but I don't see what he sees. As far as he is concerned - it is just another RPG.

I have another (last?) shift tonight with my supervisor, but I am really, really discouraged.
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Joined: June 5th, 2006, 5:33 pm

June 20th, 2011, 4:40 pm #7

Who trained this kid? I hope you learn more from the supervisor tonight. Hang in there, you'll get it.

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Joined: May 25th, 2006, 12:05 am

June 20th, 2011, 11:32 pm #8

By the end of the second day my trainer and I were pretty done with each other. I kept wanting to do crazy things like make change... He and I disagreed on what the complicated parts of the job were. I maintain it is not complicated to do a safe drop but he put a lot of emphasis on it. The safe doesn't light up... it must be important...

The problem is I don't think they can discrimiate against me for being too thin... but there are some things that I think I wasn't really shown. The kid is a really nice guy, but after spending ten minutes with him I could tell that he thinks in pictures. That is all well and good for HIM, but I don't see what he sees. As far as he is concerned - it is just another RPG.

I have another (last?) shift tonight with my supervisor, but I am really, really discouraged.
being said on your behalf now, that the manager is helpful,and helps you overcome your discouragement!
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Joined: May 25th, 2006, 12:07 am

June 21st, 2011, 4:53 am #9

Who trained this kid? I hope you learn more from the supervisor tonight. Hang in there, you'll get it.

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I weigh 120.4 lbs this morning and the vacuum cleaner weighs about 100 lbs. I have a hard time tipping it, but other (heavier) people don't...

I can tip it if it is empty, but I can't budge it if it is full.
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Joined: May 25th, 2006, 12:07 am

June 21st, 2011, 4:55 am #10

I have started a new job at the car wash and I really need some prayers about it. Some things in the 'service industry' have changed since the last time I worked a till. First of all- there is no till... Everything is computerized including the carwash which will randomly stop working. It seems to be a much more physically demanding job than I would have thought, too. The nice boy that is training me says that I'm doing better than he thought I would. All I really know about him is that he is REALLY looking forward to grade 11...
Apparently they only hire slackers and losers so my supervisor doesn't think I'm doing THAT badly. I'm going to go in this week and observe cashout.
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