Aching Feet

I am still getting used to my new job, so I am hoping this goes away, or at least lessens considerably as time goes on.  The last couple of days have proven to be interesting, because my feet are hurting so badly by the end of the shift that I am not sure I could run if I needed to.  Other than that, I am having a good time with this job.  It keeps me very busy, which is a plus.  I like how I can stay busy and not realize how much time has passed until someone comes over the speakers and tells us to take a break or take lunch.

I think today was the busiest day I had.  Not surprising, though, considering it is a Saturday.  I left about forty-five minutes after the end of my shift.  I decided to stay until I finished putting away the cart of stuff I was working on.  Even then, I asked the supervisor overseeing our section if my help was needed before I left.

I think I have left a good impression with everyone so far.  At least that is the impression I am getting.  They certainly seem happy about how quickly I am learning the job.

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About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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4 Responses to Aching Feet

  1. When I was on my feet at the quilt store all day I found that it helped to wear a pair of light support pantyhose. Leggs Sheer Energy is the brand I always buy, but anything like that will do the trick. It doesn't make your sore feet completely go away, but at least you still feel like you can walk at the end of the day. Give it a try.

  2. Emeree says:

    Thanks! I might have to after the past couple of days. I'm hoping it won't take long for me to get used to standing up for most of an eight hour shift.

  3. Also make sure you're wearing good comfortable shoes with cushie souls. And walk around as much as you can. Standing is absolutely one of the worst things you can do to your body. We weren't built to stand in one spot. We're built to move!

  4. Emeree says:

    I'm looking at getting a better pair of shoes. I suspect that is the biggest problem. I'm usually moving around for most of the shift. The only time I'm really standing still is if I'm reaching into a box or a cart to get something. I'm not used to being on my feet for eight hours straight.

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