A busy weekend at the Major Home Improvement Retailer. On Saturday I worked 11 to 6:30, which is one of the better shifts. No need to get up early, not much idle time before going in, and best of all it’s not a closing shift so I don’t have to clean the department and reshelve the returns.
Best of all, I finally completed my garden department certification. Having done many many hours of computer training, the last task was an “in-aisle” assessment with the department head, a bit of role play in which he acts the part of a customer with many questions. It was much quicker and easier than I had been expecting. With the certification complete, I registered for forklift training. Actually the “reach truck,” a smaller electric forklift that can be used in the aisles, which gets much more use than the standard forklift. I have to finish 90 minutes of computer training before beginning hands-on lessons. It should be interesting.
Sunday was a rather quiet shift. I was on 10 to 6:30, and while there was a steady flow of customers there also were several people on duty in Garden. I took advantage of the situation and did about a third of the online forklift training.