Monday, March 18, 2013

Day 18: Bon Voyage, Piggly Wiggly (30 Days of Days)


Day 18:  The Last Day of My First Job


The last day of my first job (at the Piggly Wiggly) took place around the end of July 1996.  I had to get prepared to move into my dorm room at Alcorn.

My boss, Mr. Vinson, said I would be missed.  I was always dependable and willing to fill in. (Yes, even back then, I had to deal with other people who didn't want to work.)  He thought I was a pretty friendly person and that I always worked hard.  

He let me know any time I came home for breaks I was free to work whenever I wanted.  

I did take him up on his offer until the summer of 1998.  

Around that time, I was given my first internship opportunity, and since it was out of state, there was no way I would be able to continue to help out there.  

He understood.  

It was hard to compete with a definite increase in pay and the opportunity to be in New York for two and a half months.  It was that summer in 1998 when I really fell in love with New York.  I never even pictured I would even have the opportunity to even go to the East Coast.  New York was one of those places where I stated, "If I ever was to really travel, I would go..."  Yet in 1998, there I was, and it was the most incredible summer ever!


Day 18, that's a wrap!


4 comments:

ABoyd378 said...

:-)

Humble BE said...

Piggly Wiggly.. girl, you brought back memories. I haven't seen one of those in years. I wonder if they are still in business.

Thee_Kween said...

Piggly Wiggly...man, I'd never seen one of those and then on a visit to NC we were taken to one. We also went to a Food Lion *I think that's what it's called*

Reggie said...

I'm big on the pig!!!