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Brittany Wicker
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So I got hired on at a privately owned exxon on Monday. Today was my first day of doing day shift. Before today I felt somewhat fine about things but after today my God, there's so much to counting down the drawer at closing. They make it to where a certain amount of certain Bill's has to be in the drawer. Today 1 of the girls that has been there for quite some time now showed me and the girl that started today how to close down the lottery. There was so much to it to where she multiplied certain numbers, added certain numbers and I don't know what all. I don't know why it takes me so long to learn things and to get them down and to actually contain things. I feel like I'm not containing them fast enough. I feel like I'm just waiting to be told I'm fired. I don't know what to do. I'm recently separated and I need a way to do things for myself and for my son. I completely relied on him and was a stay at home mom and house wife. I feel like maybe I'm just not a worker and like it's just too late to get good work ethics. Me and my son has been staying with my parents for the last 3 years since my husband hasn't had a home for us. I guess I was waiting for him to come to his senses and hoping things would go back to how they had been. I just don't know #stress #worry #overthinking #notcontaing

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Roselin Mcwilliams
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Let me start this off by saying you are purposeful. Never ever let yourself think it's to late to have great work ethic, you are a mom and that by far is one of the most difficult jobs out there especially when you are doing it solo. Don't beat yourself up lovely, you got this. I don't know one person who starts their first day off knowing everything, it just doesn't work that way,I'm sure we all can relate. It takes a few days to learn new stuff and if anyone at your job is making you feel as if you you aren't qualified on your first day, well I'm sorry,maybe you don't need to be there dealing with people like that. If it's just in your head that you aren't good enough, well stop that, you are doing wonderfully and remember you have that little man who is watching and learning from you. Always try and be your best, never doubting yourself and your worth. Hang in there, you own this, it's yours. ❤️❤️

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Julie Sullivan
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Everyone learns differently. It sounds like you are more of a hands on learner. I would suggest taking notes when learning new tasks, especially the complicated ones. The notes can be summarized in such a way that you will understand. If you don't understand something, ask about it until you do. Before you know it you will be the skilled expert that you were hired for. Hang in there and good luck

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Cynthia Smith
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Great advice And words of encouragement Tonia!...i couldn’t have said that better myself!!!

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Tonia Avila
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As far as work goes, I promise you this in 2 months from now you will forget that you ever felt the way you do now It will all come together. Dont pretend to know something you really dont Tell Them! Im not getting it please show me again that is their job. The only way you get fired is if you show up late, talk shit about your job employers boss, etc.. Steal or By telling them you hot this and you dont because your mistakes fall on them if they are not able to correct them because you want them to think you catch on faster than you do. Just relax take a breath and not one customer cares that you are in training they only get upset if you are alone and still do not get it. And that is on your bosses if they let that happen so be honest be kind to yourself Pay attention and block out all that you can that has nothing to do with work while you are at work Dont gossip and always always be on time which means 10 minutes early for your shift. And you will be a manager in no time at all. Cool

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W. Nicole Perkins
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I hear your frustration and anxiety, Brittany. Learning new policies and procedures take time. It is better to take the time to ask a lit of questions, take notes, and do things well rather than put too much pressure on yourself to get it down too fast. Congratulations on your new job!!

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Munna.kumar. Sharma
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Helo ma'am places job help

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Damon Smartt
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Nice advice

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Charmaine Artis
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I know how hard the separation may be for you especially when you have been relying on him and have gotten use to being a house wife. The change can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Maybe working at a store is not the type of job for you, explore your options and give yourself time to get back out there. At the beginning everything is going to seem like too much for you because you are not use to it but once you find something you can actually do and stick to it for a while, I promise you will get back in the swing of things. Good luck!

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Munna.kumar. Sharma
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Electrician Helper at Alntik Hajira Surat

Ma'am place job help

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Debra Ethan
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Hi Brittany Wicker. I get stressed when dealing with money too. I don't want to make a mistake. Sometimes I think those who train us are so accustomed to the work, they forget that they need to slow down a bit when training. Like Ashley Wilson asked, though, what kind of work would you like to do? If you have had keyboarding & can type, you could do data entry, maybe. I'm thinking of something that will be less stressful. Since you are living with your parents, could you afford to take a few classes nearby? Or a certificate program? I'm the meantime, ask if the trainer can go over things again, or more slowly. I praise your efforts to provide for your precious little man. Good luck, Dear.

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