The Last Word on Hannaford’s

I was planning on wrapping up my account of Nate’s grocery store job, but then I thought it would be better if the big boy chimed in himself. When I picked him up today, I asked him.

“Nate, could you write a couple of paragraphs about your Hannaford’s job?”

“Aaarrgghhh!,” he said.

“No, it’ll be easy. Just two paragraphs on the things you did, what you thought of the job, some details.”

“Grumble grumble grumble.”

“It’ll take 5 minutes.”

“Okay, okay, I’ll do it!” And he did.

Two weeks ago, I got a test job at Hannafords with an older man named Jim.  For my first day here (1/4/2013), I started putting everything in the bags, including the cold and heavy stuff.  The next day (11/11/2013), I started storing everything, putting the shopping carts inside and next to the store’s entrances, and learned about expiration dates of the produce and dairy foods.

Today was my last day working at Hannafords.  First of all, I bagged everything and sorted every food correctly.  Then, I stored more foods and put the right food in its aisle, and put the carts back in the store.  After that, I took a lunch break at Taco Bell, and then I put more carts inside and learned about expiration dates again.  It was really fun working here!

So that’s it. Nate done with his job assessment. Three weeks each at SUNY-Oneonta, the Mamco factory and Hannaford. Now what?

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About Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz is Mayor of Cooperstown, the “Birthplace of Baseball” and home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. His latest book, Split Season:1981 - Fernandomania, the Bronx Zoo, and the Strike that Saved Baseball, (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015), received national attention, with coverage appearing in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Sporting News and NPR’s Only a Game, among others. Katz appeared on ESPN’s Olbermann and The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap and MLB Network’s MLB Now, with Brian Kenny. Split Season: 1981 was a finalist for the 2016 Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year.
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