Job Shadowing Skills Essay

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November 1, 2017, I job shadowed my mother Genie. Genie is the manager and co-owner with my father of The New Jester's Lounge and they have been running the business for over thirty years. Jester’s is a bar/restaurant with a friendly atmosphere that stands as its own building. They have tasty food, pool tables, a dart machine, a dance floor, state lottery, and an ATM machine. Throughout the day, Genie had a day full of multiple tasks back to back. Monday through Thursday Genie works from 12pm to 10pm and on Friday and Saturday she works from 5:30pm to 4am. During the day there were a lot of things that needed to be done while she still had to keep an eye on her staff, she balanced out the register from days sales, balanced out credit …show more content…

I also enjoyed that I got to learn new things throughout the day, such as how to count a till, manage and fill an ATM machine, and how to do payroll. It’s all knowledge that’s important into managing a business and it’s something that’s useful to know for your regular knowledge. While I was there I also had the chance to learn how to organize, handle, and manage money better. Not only is this useful for work but it’s useful for handling my own money in general. Even though there was a lot that was needed to be taken care of during the day, I learned still learned multiple new things and I would go back to learn more. There wasn’t really anything that I didn’t enjoy during the day, everyone was welcoming, kind, and I learned a lot while I was there. Yet one thing I enjoyed the least was the stress behind everything because there is so much that needs to be done and needs to be done right. I noticed while I was there that the money needs to be handled carefully and counted correctly because it’s easy to make mistakes, and if the money comes out short then it’s money that comes out of the owners own pocket. Another thing I didn’t exactly love was how much there was needed to learn. Personally, I don’t mind taking the time to learn everything and seeing what it’s really like to be informed on everything, It’s that I only had so much time

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