My Last Day at CJ’s.

So, I had my final day at Carls Jrn! No more burgers for me.

Crazy how time goes so quickly. Seems I just started there, but that was over 6 months ago! Insane.

I loved working there! Its filled with some of the funnest, nicest, most hardworking people you’ll find. Everyday was fun and different. Faced with new challenges but the same smiling faces.

I have so many fun memories from there:

Like the day I put flour all over my pants and turned them white, complete with full hand prints I gave myself on my butt! My co worker laughed SO hard.

Seeing theses stunning sunrises after an all night shift.

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The time I got stuck in the dumpster on the one day it poured rain in SoCal.

The day I finally took someones order only in Spanish, and everyone cheered after I was done.
Or even the day we put on a party for my co worker.

 

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All of us looking fine;)

Its been fun, crazy, and a good way to learn Spanish. Haha. Although I can only really talk about burgers, what comes on them.. and maybe a few numbers;)

Im so thankful for my lovely morning co workers, especially Deme & Victorio, who slowly taught me some Spanish words!
My manager, Pascy, for translating.. and laughing at my stupid jokes.
And of course my Little Salchicha for making my mornings oh so hilarious!
Im going to miss it for sure, and all those beautiful people. Ill be back annoying them when Im home from my travels. And whenever I feel the need to get some Crisscut fries… MmmMmm.

Its been awesome CJ’s.

 Muchas Gracias. Adios Amigos.

Love,

New Little *Carls-Jrn* Wife


 

 

 

What’s my name?

We have a cook at work, He’s super nice. And he teaches me Spanish… Useful words like mushroom, snot, chicken and the phrase “Its still cooking”. Well, of late, he has been calling me a name.

I first thought it was “girl”, but the more I listened, the more I knew it wasn’t… I googled it and didn’t find anything.. I asked my husband, who’s 9th grade spanish didnt seem to be able to translate it..
And finally just settled on the thought that it must not be toooo bad, since no one was telling him off.. Well today, He started calling me it again.. And I plucked up the courage to ask what he actually was saying..

He hasn’t got much english, and didn’t really know how to answer. Instead, he showed me.

Yes, He picked up a little sausage patty. “Pico” He says, and he points to the patty.

My name is “Little Sausage”

Love,

New Little *Little-Sausage* Wife

“Welcome, what can I get for you today?”

So. Having started my new job, I have a few tips for people regarding “niceness”. Anyone who has ever worked a customer service job will know what I mean when I say that little things really help us and are SO nice an refreshing.

So, here are a few tips about what to do AND NOT do at a dive through window:

DO: Say Please and thank you. Its SO nice. And we feel appreciated. Its so nice to have a polite person!

DO NOT: try to convince me of something we DO NOT Sell. Anyone who works at a fast-food/store job would deal with this. If we don’t sell it, we don’t sell it. No amount of talking, complaining or annoyed sighs is going to change that. And I didn’t pull it off the menu, so don’t yell at me either. Haha!

DO: Look at me. Don’t just stick your hand out the window and thrust things at me. Look up and smile. If you wanna be extra sweet, say hey!

DO NOT: Throw trash or things out of your car. Keep it clean guys. Love the earth. It doesn’t want your trash either.

DO: Remember we are humans too.. And most of the time the things you’re annoyed about, we are annoyed about too!!! And WE still can’t do anything about it.

Anyone got anything else?

Love,

New Little *Thanks-For-Coming,-Have-A-Nice-Day* Wife

It rained.

It rained today here is SoCal. Which is, really, a rare event. Man I love the rain. Well. Mostly. Today, for five minutes, I was not even CLOSE to loving it. Let me tell you why.

So as you all know, I’m working at a Carls Jr, And one of my afternoon duties is to take out the trash to the dumpster in the car park. This dumpster, well there is two, actually, is pretty massively big. And high. And surrounded by brick walls which make a box. You get in via a gate.

Anyway, the point is, its massive and tall. And Gated.

Before I heading out, I point out to my manger that its raining. He says its “only light” and that ill be back in 2 mins anyway.

FAMOUS. LAST. WORDS.

The ” only light” rained turned to pouring pretty much AS SOON as I made it to the dumpster. I speedily took my first trash bin, unlocked the gate and went inside to heave it over into the dumpster. The rain got heavier. And the wind picked up. And blew. And locked the gate shut. Behind me. Swell.

I tried to squeeze my hand in to lift the latch, but couldn’t fit. I tried to shake it, it wouldn’t budge. I tried to slide it. Nope. Nothing.

Its then that I decided to climb the brick wall and get on top of the dumpster, hoping some poor soul would see me and rescue this *drenched* damsel in distress.

I succeed.

So here I am, covered in trash juices, standing on top of the dumpster, absolutely soaking wet, hollering for help.

I look over at the gas station, and see a man laughing. I yell out to a car passing by, who appears not to see me.

So. I wait for some one to come through our drive through. SURELY they would look up, straight ahead, and see me. In this bright red shirt.

Finally, after what feels like a age, a woman comes. I jump up. Arms flying everywhere, yelling and pointing. After a while, she gets my message. And, judging by my stellar lip reading skills, says something along the lines of ” I think one of your employees is stuck on top of the dumpster”. My manager pokes his head out the window. And laughs.

Moments later I see my co worker come out of the back door. He too looks up at me, this saturated small red blob on top of the trash. And laughs, probably for a full minute, before coming and unlocking the gate.

I scrabbled down, slipped and fell on my butt, which then drenched my pants further, and finally made it down and out.

He looks at me, helps me with the rest of the trash, and then says.

“You know there is a second unlocked gate on the side”.

Love,

New Little *Dumpster* Wife

The First Week..

I announced last week that I had got a job! {Which has been keeping me super busy this week!} And I thought I would just stop by real quick and tell you how the first week went, incase you wanted to know;)

It’s been super fun!! Busy, and I have learned a lot, but so fun! Everyone is super nice and friendly.. And I have added to my spanish a lot already! I now know how to say Scissors, scales, how are you?, Very good and would you like cheese?.. The latter has been super helpful! Haha! Im so excited that I can now say more than hello and thank you! So much so that I insist Seth and I speak what {Little} we know I home. { I say I’m just so used to it know I do realise :P}

I totally rocking the bright red and black uniform too.. {Reminds me of my primary school days at Grays Point!}

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Anyway, Im looking forward to learning more things, spanish and meeting new people!

Love,

New Little *One-Week-Down* Wife