Monday, July 27, 2009

My first day at Macy's

Today was my first day at Macy's, and even though I was doing training, I thought I'd document it!

I got there early - the store doesn't open until 10am - and since they didn't show me the employee entrance, I had to wait for them to open the store. I was nervous! I went upstairs and the receptionist gave me a tour of the store and introduced me to my manager. She's nice! Everyone I've met at the store is nice.

So I was supposed to be there from 10-6 for my training. I had the basic training and then the Point of Sales training. The basic training took me about an hour and a half, which I heard usually takes 3 hours, so I was ahead. It was an introduction to Macy's, their brands, some diversity and safety training - the usual. Anyway, afterwards I started on the POS training. That one supposed takes 3 to 3.5 hours. I was finished by 3, so about 2 and a half hours with a few little breaks.

So I finished the training in less than 5 hours, an awesome time by everyone's accounts! The POS training wasn't hard but it was a lot of different things. I feel like I'll learn more once I'm actually working. I didn't eat my lunch and only had a few snacks, which drained me too much. Now I feel too blah to do anything but lay on the couch!

So my next work day is Wednesday, and I'm actually on the floor then. And then I work a lot after that! I'm just saving up my 10% of every paycheck to buy myself something nice... like a puppy and Wii Fit :P (Ok, no puppy until Hawaii, but I do need to save up to get one!)

Anyway... I'm not going to tennis lessons tonight. I'm tired. I'll write Brandon his letter, maybe a longer one, and call it an easy night! Brandon passed his PT test - I only know this because I didn't get a phone call from him! So, so far so good. He was nervous about the PT test for some reason, I knew he could do it! I hope I get a letter from him soon!