The first week at a new job can be a little frightening, my first day at the store was definitely one of those jobs. Being hired as an Operations Management Intern at speedway has surely changed my view of convenience store workers. There are a lot of things to manage and encounters with a lot of different people. Now first true day was at corporate in Romulus where I was acclimated to Speedways mentality and understand my duties and where I was to report for the next 10 weeks. From my orientation I learned that Speedway is a fortune 500 company and happens to be one of the best convenience/gas stations in the United States. I heard great things from all of the employees, at corporate and in the stores, which makes me happy choosing to work at a big corporation that shows value not only to their customers but also their employees.
The first day at the store was a tricky day, since my manager was out on that day. The co-manager was not aware of my schedule, however he was relieved to have more help in the store. He showed me how to enter shipping statements and set up displays.
Recent news at Speedway, the company has acquired licenses for the sale of beer at most, if not all, speedway stores. This is a big accomplishment for the company since it was hard to obtain such a license. I happened to be able to meet some beer suppliers at my orientation when we all ate lunch together.