Well it's been one busy week, training on my new job. Here are a few pictures of the deli.
I've been working in the salad area this past week. The Boise Co-op is known for it's variety of options; items not available elsewhere. Specifically, some things we've offered this week -
Wheatberry and Veggie salad
Spanish Broccolini salad
Mesquite Grilled Chicken salad
Riviera Rice and Lentil salad
Curried Brown Rice and Tofu salad
Pacific Rim Pasta
Wild Rice Salad with butternut squash and soy beans
There are also sliced meat, cheeses and olives sections and I'll be trained in those areas also. Behind the salad case is the sandwich station where we prepare fresh sandwiches to go. To the left of the salads is the bakery/espresso area where they offer all sorts of delectable goodies you can imagine including gelato. (I can't wait to spend more time in that area.)
The work is non-stop hectic, there is always something that needs done and I'm constantly playing catch up. I hope as I become faster and more confident I'll also become more efficient. It's a full 8 hour shift on my feet and that has been taking its toll. I purchased these this week;
but my feet still hurt. Perhaps that's just a matter of getting used to being on my feet all day.
I did visit with the manager of the wine shop this week to let him know I was now working in the deli. He said being hired in the wine area was a possibility but probably not until this fall. I think I would fit in better at the wine shop and enjoy the work more. The deli is fine for now but my co-workers are all 20 somethings and conversation is geared towards, well, 20 something stuff; boy/girlfriends, drinking, partying, etc. It would be nice to work with people more my age. Vanessa came over to visit one night this past week and as I talked to her I realized just how mature she really is at only 23 years old. It was refreshing.
So, working again. I do have Sundays and Mondays off so that works well with Kim's schedule. We plan on working in the garden tomorrow. My little seedlings are doing well and I'll post an update on them soon. I'm sure after a month or so I'll settle in at the deli and be just fine. It's good to be working again and to be able to look forward to bringing home a paycheck.