Starting a new task is regularly a stressful time for me.
Being the “new guy” who has to learn everything puts a lot of pressure on me.
I am so concerned about doing everything perfectly that I usually screw something up! This task was no different. I was stoked about being able to labor at the cannabis dispensary, although I was still truly uneasy on my first shift. My previous task was being a bouncer at a pool hall, & I was basically doing the same thing at the cannabis dispensary. I regularly sit at the front door & check the IDs of buyers when they want to come inside. Occasionally I even need to make people leave their purses & bags in the lobby, to prevent them from trying to shoplift our cannabis products. My buddy and I don’t get a lot of trouble here, but last weekend a drunk girl tried to bully her way into the cannabis dispensary & I had to shut him down. Booze & cannabis affect people so much differently. A lady can smoke all the cannabis in the world & never dream of causing trouble or starting a fight. But this girl wasn’t smoking cannabis, she was drunk on whiskey & itching to make a scene. I had to drag him out of the cannabis dispensary & into the parking lot, where she took a swing at me. That didn’t end well for him. Instead of buying cannabis, she ended her evening in the back of a police car with a black eye for her trouble.