Category Archives: Work

Reorganizing a Store

I can’t wait until we are all moved into the new store location. When I get over there I get to reorganize evetything, which I love to do. I like making things more efficient. I want there to be a good flow for things.

The first two areas that I’m going to work on are the cash area, and the back room. I was over there one day this summer to cover a break for my manager, and the cash area was so disorganized I couldn’t find anything that I was looking for. I would not be able to work in that cash area before I got everything in their proper places.

It kind of throws me off a little bit because the counter is set up opposite to the cash area in my current store. The cash register is at the far end of the counter which is kind of annoying. I wish we were using the register that is closest to the opening of the counter. I wonder if that’s something I can change?

Once I have the cash area all situated, the next area I would need to work on is the staff area. I need a place where I can relax during my break. I’ve been trying to visualize the space and how I want to set it up. Currently they eat lunch on a shelf just like the shelves that our product sits on. It is not very relaxing. I’m hoping I can create a space where you can almost forget you’re still at work. Maybe create a spot where the managers can sit and do some work too.

Also in the back room I want to rearrange the receiving area. I want to set up a table that will make receiving stock more efficient. Currently there is no table in the back. I believe they do a lot of receiving in the front of the store which doesn’t allow for completion in a timely manner.

Finally after I get those areas completed I will be able to relax a little bit at work and start organizing the actual merchandise. I think the hardest thing about that is going to be making sure the team is keeping the sections tidy throughout their shifts.

Moving Stores

I usually try not to talk about work on the blog. But when you spend most of your time there it doesn’t really leave much to talk about.

Over the last year or so the company has been trying to decide if we should keep the two stores in Edmonton open or consolidate them into one. A decision was finally made and we are moving into one location.

The decision was made this summer and the time to start packing is finally here. I’ve been throwing a lot of stuff out to get ready for the move. We’ve been packing stuff to send to the new location. I just cant wait until the move is finally done.

It will be nice to have everyone in one place. Maybe I can finally get everyone on a set schedule so we can have a little bit of a routine for once. I’d be silly to think I can achieve that before Christmas, but I’m going to try!

Moving stores means I’m going to have to go further to get to work now. Instead of a 5 minute drive, it’s going to be closer to a 25 minute drive. My manager who cutrently works out of the location we are moving to, says that parking is bad there. That’s something that scares me a little bit.

Parking is something I struggle with the most. He says no matter how straight he parks in the centre of the parking spot, people still hit his car with their doors. I’m hoping he’s just unlucky. So far I haven’t noticed any scratches on my new car and I would really like to keep it that way.