#1
Soo I’m starting my first job tomorrow at boots (chemists) Its only temp stacking shelves but I want to get off to a good start, so is there any tips you guys can give me on my first day

As well as stories of your first day at work, not too many disaster stories I’m nervous enough as it is lol
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Don't knock the shelves off and spill everything on the floor?
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Don't knock the shelves off and spill everything on the floor?


lol thanks i can be really clumsy when im nervouse though so i hope i dont do that!

Main worry for me though is my friends boyfriend works there and he hates my guts because he recons im after his girlfriend. Hes also been there for a few years and is in charge some days. I dont think he knows im going to be working there yet as he would of told my friend.

come on guys help me out! Somebody must have some interesting stories aswell.
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#5
Don't drink the stuff you're stocking.

And don't say the word "gay" without knowing your manager is gay. It makes for an awkward situation.
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My first day working at a grocery store, customers would keep coming up to me looking for things and I would very politely tell them ''sorry, I cant help you. this is my first day!'' and they would look at my like I just insulted their mothers.


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Just be enthusiastic and eager to do things that are asked of you, just suck up majorly for the first few weeks. Your readiness to work will build a decent reputation with employers.
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#8
Boots ey? Try not to get too enticed by the often-pretty girls that work there. Take a tip from sexual harassment panda
#9
sneak home some ethanol, chemist grade. that's 200 proof drinking stuff right there

j/k, although there are loads of fun chemicals one could sneak home i imagine
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#10
try to somewhat autonomous even though its your first day. Don't be that annoying new employee that has a question every 5½ seconds
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If you are serving condoms or other embarrassing items to a customer who is getting on your nerves then be sure to make a large, loud point of exactly what they are buying.
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My first day working at a grocery store, customers would keep coming up to me looking for things and I would very politely tell them ''sorry, I cant help you. this is my first day!'' and they would look at my like I just insulted their mothers.


The public can be cruel

That happened to me the first two days or so. Someone would ask me about laces or something shoe related and I would just look up at them (from the floor, where I was stacking shoes) and say "Uh..sorry, this is my first day..." and look away. The reason people get mad is because you (and I) didn't get them someone else to help.
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My first day at work was at a A&W that opened in my city. It was the busiest A&W in all of canada for like a month, from open to close the line was out the door. For my first shift (for any job) I went there, an employyee around 35-40, ran out of the store screaming and crying right as I showed up. Yeah...it sucked.
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thanks for the help! im thinking of telling the manager that the guy has issues and doesnt like me before he trys and gets me the sack, you think its a good idea?
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thanks for the help! im thinking of telling the manager that the guy has issues and doesnt like me before he trys and gets me the sack, you think its a good idea?

NO. I would say definetely not. It's like trying to give your manager an excuse for any bad decisions the guy makes against you. Also, the manager doesn't want to hear how you're not going to get along with another of their workers.

You never know, you and this guy might be fine. If not, just have it mildly 'creap up' in conversation.

Good luck with the new job.
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thanks for the help! im thinking of telling the manager that the guy has issues and doesnt like me before he trys and gets me the sack, you think its a good idea?


don't step on anyone's toes, and don't correct older people/people that have been there a while
#20
Make really awful, cheesy jokes that confuse the customers.

I work at Tesco, here's some examples of what I say:

Customer: Excuse me, do you have any more onions?
Me: (pointing to tray full of onions) Thatshallot.

People take ****ing ages to get that one.
Or:

Customer: Excuse me, where is your baby aisle?
Me: Sorry pal, we don't sell babies.

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Soo I’m starting my first job tomorrow at boots (chemists) Its only temp stacking shelves but I want to get off to a good start, so is there any tips you guys can give me on my first day

As well as stories of your first day at work, not too many disaster stories I’m nervous enough as it is lol


just do your job, do it good, do it fast and youll be good to go.

I remember my first job and first day...i was working with an electric company called Wagner electric.
I started off that day going into the smallest attic I have ever seen and installed a fan when it was about 85F outside and over 100F in that attic......

not fun but I got paid fair
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dont go in high. or do and getr fired. or do and smoke with you rboss if hes cool like that
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#23
Just be right on time, clean, and don't wear ripped off jeans with a Led Zeppelin T-Shirt (or classic stoner look).
And don't try to rape your boss or touch his ass...
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#24
My first day as a crane operator in a machine shop the guy training me almost got crushed underneath three 4.5 inch diameter 24 foot long solid steel bars...you may or may not have that where you are working though.

Then my first week as a network engineer I was changing a card on a computer motherboard and hadn't unplugged it...I dropped the screw I was working with and fried a few resistors. It still worked, so I never told anyone.