Another weekend that wasn’t (is there some theme here?) I spent both days doing 8-hour shifts at the Major Home Improvement Retailer, 8 to 4:30 on Saturday and 9 to 5:30 on Sunday. Saturday was the easier of the two, as I did general sales associate stuff in the garden department. There was a decent customer flow during most of my shift, never enough to make things overwhelming but enough to keep me reasonably busy. After work, we went out to dinner (Raan Thai in Smithtown), which was very good.
Sunday was definitely not an easy day. There were more people on duty in the department, to handle most of the customer service work, so along with two other people I spent most of the shift putting several pallets’ worth of Christmas items in the overhead storage spaces. Ornaments, lights, artificial trees, lawn inflatables, you name it. When we began it looked as if there would be no way all the boxes could fit into the available space, but somehow we managed. I used an electric lift platform as much as possible, to save having to climb up and down a rolling ladder, but it was still a tough day.