Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Publix, where working is a pleasure.


"When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you..."

The magical world of Disney. an escape from reality. a fairytale dream come true. my childhood dream came true, at the age of 21, not too shabby ey? (: I love Disney. but i felt like i've grown too old to believe in the magical stuff anymore. the distinction between the younger me who used to believe in happily ever after and forever love, i've now grown to believe what adults do, the complicated world. the only constant happiness in life is Oreo chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. but i'm contented for now, because i know the world is still filled with love. and that lil' heart of mine is still very much loved. afterall, love is what makes the world goes round.

it's been around two weeks since I've left Bonita. just when i get accustomed to the quaint lil town by the beach, it's time to travel. left with a heavy heart, and took alot of memories with me. this is how life is, and it taught me how to appreciate things more than I used to.


So here's where I slaved for three and a half months. I practically live, eat and sleep there. Ok, I'm exaggerating but it's close to being it. this is where I bike 5 miles to work, and stand for 8 hours, pushing carts and bagging for customers asking, is plastic ok? :p Endurance is really the key factor, trust me. but Thank God for the blessings. My colleagues are such a nice bunch, who constantly offer rides home so that I don't have to bike another 5 freaking miles. and alot of other lil' favors that they so generously throw in.


appreciation cake. yes I actually baked.
just cause people have been so nice and generous over here.


this is will. he's the asst. customer service manager.
he's cool like that. (; sho sad he left before me.


linda! (; asst. store manager!!
who's such a darling, super motherly. there was this occasion where me and Venbee were mopping the floor and she goes, "you should twist your hips so that you get better waistline." she's just very very nice. (:


Eric. although he looks more like a Nick to me.
the store's fastest leveler. and i secretly think he looks manly.
haha. maybe cuz of his personality, and his blue eyes. (:


one of the bakery guy who whips up the best looking cakes and pastries ever. one of the contributing factor to my round face now. BOO.




Rikki and Frankie!


Janet, my mamasita.
One of my favouritest (yes it's grammatically incorrect I know) cashier. Heh, although there's some language barrier, but oh i love her. (:


Rikki. The customer service team leader.
Her laughter is seriously contagious. (: heh the coolest team leader ever. Which boss will host a drinking party after work? Rikki. and we'll all just release work stress with beer and the coin game. good times indeed.


Frankie, my customer service manager.
Thank you for always adding hours for us, and for dropping us home and all.
It's been awesome having you as manager. really.


Mary. (:
Remember the incident where I slammed my fingers between the door? That gory image you can actually see if you scroll down. She drove me to the hospital, and to Burger King to get my insurance done, and waited patiently for me whilst I get my X-ray and needle poking session done. she's also the one who take care of those new on the job.


Ann!!! (;
Haha one of the sweetest cashiers ever. She even borrowed me a cake pan for me to bake a cake. We would so often get into conversations, especially on the topic of food. When a customer checks out with a fried chicken in hand or any particular cakes or pastries from the bakery she would always tell me how good they were. Bad influence much!


Leo! ;p
tsk he's funny. going on with his chicken butt jokes and whatnots. He's one of them who never fails to offer us rides home, and that includes bringing my bike along. (: A darling much.


Everett!!
My fellow bagger friend who's already aged old but still as strong as ever. I salute you.


Crisbel!!! <3>

Leveling in process: arranging product brands to face front.
Every single day. It's a crazy OCD job, but I actually like it.
maybe cuz I have a hint of OCD in my blood. just maybe.


Kimmie, who so kindly loan me books to read and every so often would give me chocolate candiesss. ;p


Junior, my store manager. He may look very serious, but he's really nice. (:


Rodrigo and Lupe. My crazy Deli friends. ;p
Sneaking chicken tenders free for me and stuffing my tray so full when I actually ordered something. heh, i heart them so.


More bakers!! (;
Fernando, the guy on the right is awfully sweet.
He's the one who's been feeding me with chocolate chip cookies and offering rides too.
Sigh, I miss them all.


Randy, the Deli manager. :p
haha my partner for slicing his fingers. LOL.


Hector De Jesus. ;p
My silly friend. who do crazy things. and makes me laugh. and for being my guardian angel. and so many other things. Gracias.


I wished I had pictures with the rest of my co workers. ): It's so sad I left so abruptly just like that. It had been a great three months, although the job wasn't the best job in the world, the people made it enjoyable. this is my locker, the lil remnants I'm leaving behind as an imprint. ;p

My working chapter in the US was a crazy one.
One of those fun unique chapters in my life.
with many lil' tales slit in between, I hope I'll be able to remember and share them one day.





3 comments:

BlackStar2015 said...

And of course, the best of the bunch remains the anonymous one ;D

roz* said...

Hey Matt!!

YOU DIDNT TAKE A FREAKING PIC WITH ME. ): Sigh.

haha yes indeed, best of the bunch. I didn't forget you. I just didn't have a picture with you.

BlackStar2015 said...

Lawl, just get one from FB, it's all the same stuff. so how're your legs holding up after all that walking?