from such great heights

that was easy?

Posted in life by chapwoman on August 9, 2008

so i’m a temporary employee at [drum roll]….staples. yes, i wear the red polo and live by the motto “that was easy.” i ring customers–all day. ALL day.

i’ve never hated a job, but I’m pretty close to using the “H” word about this one.

see the cool thing about working at a day camp means you’re paid to play with kids. at an architectural firm you learn about the profession you’re genuinely interested in, even if you file for hours. at starbucks you chat with “regulars” and relax in coffee shop land.

but at staples, you stand for your entire shift, scanning and bagging, enduring the groans of customers and promoting a stupid rewards program. i thought i was hired to sell office supplies…but a rewards program too? that only a few customers actually use? Grrrreat.

thankfully it’s back-to-school season, so that means my shifts will whiz by hour after hour. and thankfully, i’m only there for another five weeks. let the countdown begin.

c’est la vie,


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