My Excitement Gone Downhill

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Excitement Gone Downhill March 25th, 2016, that day was the day I started working at my first job at Great America. It was also the first day of the season, which was exciting to think about since most people will be newcomers to the park. I was scheduled to come to work at 10 A.M, as I was about to go through the Employee entrance, where I would be told where go. Once reached the entrance the security guard at the front told me to walk straight ahead into the Human Resources and wait in line to take my picture. I proceeded into HR and wait in a line for an ID Card. Once I was first in line. I leaned against the wall and was eager to have my picture taken. For the first time, I admitted a responsibility that I had never had …show more content…
Inside, was a man in a white shirt with black pants with “Supervisor” on the back of his shirt. “Hi, welcome to Great America!” he stated “My name is Wilbur, and I 'll be your new supervisor, lets take you to your game where you will be working at.” We then left HR and started to walk out of the office. It seemed odd that my supervisor didn 't even ask for my name or how I was doing, but it was just a miniscule detail that I overlooked. As we walked down the road to the games, you could hear and see everyone going on the rides, walking around and just enjoying themselves. You could even see people going down the drop …show more content…
I clocked in and Wilbur told me that we were going to set up the hammer game, and that he will teach me how to run it. As we enter the game, and start taking out the prizes from the back to put on display, I notice something almost immediately: the prizes look terrible. Not only are they absolutely generic, but they were dirty from collecting dirt and dust for who knows how long. Heck, the prizes could have been here for a few years, maybe more. Once Wilbur and I set up the game, things went downhill. “So the game is called Hi Striker, its $5 for three swings, all the guest needs to do is hit that giant red button on the floor, get a score of 90 or above to get one of the prizes.” Wilbur stopped for a moment, “Also, just to give you a heads up, this game is rigged, you can almost never get a score of 90 at this game.” That brought my excitement down, as I know I can’t just cheer people saying they can win when they will never win at that game. The sun didn’t help either, as there was no shade, and the sun was blistering hot, making me get a sunburn for a week.After work, I felt so exhausted, I felt like I could collapse any minute. Even though that day was awful, it didn’t give me the urge to quit, because I still had the other games to go to, the free entry to the park, and I met some cool

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