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Providing for self by working at Walgreens

By Tiyun Harvey

Many students are willing to take on challenges while juggling school,  extracurricular activities like basketball, newspaper, bowling or some work. Some students have to wait until they become 16. I started to apply for jobs right after my birthday because I wanted to start providing for myself, so a month later I had got a call from one of the Walgreens I applied to and got hired.

I went through training within three days, but my first day there were so busy that they had me starting on the register my first day. I’ve been back and forward on the register and cosmetics within my almost two years of working at Walgreens. It’s been a long ride juggling school and work especially writing and doing million of projects for IB.

Most of the Walgreens workers are much older than me so they came up with a nickname for me “Baby” and also, they don’t know how to pronounce my name. After a year, passed another younger person came into play, so that nickname is now gone. When I asked Isaiah Rodriguez from Taft High School about his experience at Walgreens, he responded by saying “ working at Walgreens is wonderful.”

“I love my team members when we can communicate and solve problems together,” Isaiah said. “Sometimes it gets a little frustrating because it gets a little busy in here, but I also juggle school as well and I get a little tired.”


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