During my first semester of college in 2005, I was working as a city employee. The work was seasonal and I needed something more permanent. My dad had heard that the local Safeway was hiring, so my best friend and I decided to go in and apply.
Going from a city employee to a grocery-store bagger wasn't exactly a step forward, but I thought it would be fun to work with my best friend. The store was close to my house and school, plus I would be able to clock in a lot more hours.