My Last Day @ the Apple Store

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My Last Day @ the Apple Store, originally uploaded by Nigel Stewart.

I will always remember my time there fondly.

It was so great to be working with such a diverse group of people and I loved most of the customers as well.

When I first moved to LA I got a job working in a book store and once I left that job to get into cinematography I swore I would never work retail again.

But with the strike hitting in early November I was one of those people who thought the strike would last through August so I went out and got a job to keep busy and meet new people. I would have made more money on unemployment but working at Apple seemed like a fun idea.

There was a four day training seminar at a nearby hotel and then I was thrown into the gauntlet of holiday shopping in early December. The store was always packed with employees and customers. During those weeks leading up to Christmas I was basically a glorified cashier but I enjoyed my time there anyway.

After the Christmas rush things died down somewhat and I was able to take advantage of some of the benefits of learning at the store. I ended up teaching a workshop on iTunes and I was on track to be a workshop teacher.

Everyone was sad to see me go and the manager has promised me a job anytime I need one. I'm hoping to keep assisting for at least another four years so I can become fully vested with my union's benefits and then I think I want to start up my own film and video production company. I've already got a domain.

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