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Saturday, June 24, 2017

The pay off......

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7:35 am - Saturday -  43º F, humidity 75%, wind 1 mph out of the south southeast....clear blue skies from horizon to horizon......forecast high for this day is 71º F.....a great day to be in YNP!

As of Friday we have now been at YNP for 9 days, and 8 in Gardiner/YNP, and we have been gone from TVC for 2 weeks......seems like much longer since so much has transpired in that time.  Friday was also our first payday here in YNP....we will be paid each Friday, which is cool.....nice to see dollars flowing into your bank account on a weekly basis.  It feels good to be just a 'worker bee' once again, and just be told what to do.  We are privileged to work with people who have a strong, moral work ethic.  Those who are in charge maintain a distinctly professional decorum in the store, and I cannot tell you how much that is appreciated.  There is something about the way Delaware North is run that is head and shoulders above a couple other leisure and hospitality companies out there.....they (the couple others) pretend to be professional....even appear to be professionally run at first blush, but in reality fall far, far short of that mark as our recent experience has taught us.  

So today I thought I would give you a pictorial tour of our work environment........


Moi....I don't know where that goofy smile came from.....:-)

......here I am working in the 'Fountain'....I know my smile looks goofy, but my new job and environment make me feel just a little bit giddy right now......


.......I spend a lot of time restocking the 'Super Pretzel' machine.....these things sell like 'hotcakes'! Another big seller is ice cream.....do we sell a lot of ice cream!  Our flavors are (top row, left to right) 'Graham Slam' (Graham Crackers and Vanilla), 'Montana Moose Moss' (mint chocolate), Vanilla, Strawberry Cheescake, (bottom row left to right) 'Chocolate Runs Through It' (obvious), Huckleberry, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and 'Stuck In A Rut' (French vanilla with caramel swirls, and caramel drops dipped in chocolate)........


......then comes the ubiquitous 'Nacho Cheese' machine, and soft drink dispenser........


......next to the Pretzel Machine is the chili cooker....people actually order chili cheese dogs for breakfast here........oh my!


.....somehow I missed a picture of our two hot dog roller machines where we cook our all beef hot dogs and bratwurst.....


.....looking eastward across the store you can see TLE in the middle of the picture scanning items for a customer prior to purchase.....on her right is our new friend 'JR' who has really helped us settle into our jobs.....he is just another 'worker bee' as we are, but he really makes an effort to help the 'newbies' get acclimated......


......and finally a 'pano' of our work environment looking east from the 'Fountain'......


.....just a quick note......I refer to 'JR' as a friend.....we just met him 8 days ago, but have become more than just acquaintances in that short time, and that is the way it is in the nomadic community......you move from mere acquaintances to friends in such a short period of time.  It is one of the enduring qualities of this lifestyle which we cherish on a daily basis.

The morning part of our 'OPEN' shift was slow, and that is to be expected.  By 1 pm things were going full throttle, and the remaining portion of our 'OPEN' shift passed quickly.  We were on our way home just after 3:15 pm feeling a little more energetic than prior days......as we settle into our new routine and things become more familiar we feel a little less drained each day.  The one thing we are both STILL getting used to, however, is standing on our feet for 8 hours a day......each day is a little better, but it does take a couple of weeks for your feet to stop 'barking'.

We just got the schedule for the next work week beginning this Monday and see that we are both on 'CLOSING' for that time period......kind of nice to settle into a routine.....we actually like this shift the best as we can sleep in, and don't have to be at work until 1:30 pm....gives us more time to do things in the morning.

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2 comments:

  1. Looks like you are enjoy it there. I always enjoyed an afternoon shift, because like you get things done before work when I am most productive, ca always get through a work day no problem.

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  2. Looks like fun and it looks like you are having a great time!

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