Working At Staples: An Invaluable Experience

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I work at the office supplies store, Staples, in Waltham MA. Working at Staples has been an invaluable experience that has improved my confidence, patience, problem-solving skills, and flexibility in unanticipated situations. I work at the cash register, customer service desk, or out "on the floor" organizing the store and helping customers.

The most rewarding part of the job is when I get to spend in-depth time with customers. For example, one afternoon I was working on the floor, weaving my way through the brightly colored pens and folders when I reached a family who looked lost.

In a thick accent, the father asked, "Spanish?". I switched to Spanish, which I learn in school. Waltham has a growing immigrant population and sometimes customers

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