Is It A Volunteer Or An Employment Experience? Essay

780 Words Oct 5th, 2015 4 Pages
Whether it is a volunteer or an employment experience it is beneficial, I learned this through my own experiences. Although some experiences may have been more important than others, I still found myself learning a new skill, which has helped mold me into the person I am now.
Most of my experiences, both work and volunteer have been customer service based. I have worked with children, teenagers, and adults, though I wish it was more on a personal level. Most of my experiences have been behind a register or desk, with the exception of my volunteer work.
From the start of my junior year of high school and the summers off from college I work at Hannaford. While it may not be one of the most exciting jobs, it has helped me gain work experience and appealing characteristics for future employers. At the Forest Ave Hannaford, not only did I handle payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits, I also assisted customers with information and resolved complaints to the best of my ability. Aside from the typical cashier duties, I was a go to person when it came to assisting customers with visual impairments and physical disabilities with their grocery shopping when it was needed.
Helping customers go grocery shopping is my favorite thing about working at Hannaford. I loved listening to the stories that the customers would share with me, although most of the stories, i’m sure were exaggerated they were highly entertaining and made my day interesting.
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