As I told everyone in an earlier post, after volunteering for almost two years at the White Dove Thrift Shoppe, I have been hired to work part-time as a cashier.
I find that being “on” for those working hours, requires me to need to be “off” for at least an hour after I get home. That means quiet time to let my brain simmer down. I also need to rest my right leg. As cashier, it involves standing, plus I am also walking around the store, helping out as needed. So my right leg is being “zapped” quite a bit from my Walk-aide and needs to have a rest.
All in all, I am having a blast knowing that I am bringing in a paycheck to help with the bills. But the best part? This “job” is a perfect fit for me. I am working with people who already understand my disabilities. They understand when I may need to just “take 5”. They understand and have been vocal to let them know what they can do to make my job easier. Best of all: I have a ball working with these people! The atmosphere is social, happy, upbeat and just plain fun!