My first shift was actually training, so boring I could have poked my eyes out with a fork! Only one more training session and then I'm "on the floor". I laughed when I walked in, it is me and 12 high school students for the holiday season. I'm "the old lady" or "Mom" as some of the "kids" have nicknamed me already. I was just laughing when everyone was telling about who they are and what they like to do in their spare time...a lot of videogamers work at Chapters! But when I did my run down...married, two kids, full-time job, cross stitcher - the whole room was silent....then one of the trainers said "Oh good, I have this project I started and.....maybe you could finish it for me!". I told her I would help her with some of the stitches she was struggling with (algerian eyes) but I had enough on my plate at the moment! Once the training is over, things will be better. I feel very comfortable in the store (heck, I've spent HOURS there already) and with helping people make wise book choices. I know Velda was wondering what my schedule was and my first "on the floor" shift will be Thursday, November 13th from 10am - 5pm. I'll post some photos soon, I have a happy dance to snap and I have some photos of the kids from Halloween, these will all have to get "done" at work as my dial-up at home just doesn't cut the mustard!