Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Macy's by Alida's Photos
Macy's, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

The shopping craziness has begun. Does it get you stressed and uneasy?

This is Macy's in Manhattan. I used to work here part-time while in college. I took the train from Brooklyn, often getting home very late at night. As a "floater" cashier, I had to close up the registers which meant counting up the money and making sure it matched the receipts. Then the next day's cash drawer had to be set up.

It wasn't all automated and computerized the way it is now. Cash registers didn't tell you the exact change. Money had to be counted out when returned to the customers. There are few cashiers who can do that today!

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