My Summer Job: Scanning Barcodes and Finding Family at Wegmans Grocery Store — Summer Jobs

This month we’re looking back on all the strange and wonderful food jobs people have held during the summer. Whether it’s a job at a local scoop shop, a grocery store, or the concession stand at a baseball field, the skills and memories you gather in those short, hot months usually turn out to be invaluable. Here’s Shelby Vittek on her experience working at Wegmans, which was a dream come true.

If you had asked me when I was a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have answered, in all seriousness, that I wanted to be a cashier. (My younger sister did too, although she often mixed up her words and stated that she wanted to be “a cash register” instead.)

When I was 15, my childhood dream came true and I started my first job as a cashier at Wegmans, the grocery store with a cult-like following.

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