The first day at a new task is regularly nerve-wracking for me.
I have gone through enough tasks in my life that I should be used to it at this point, however I’m not.
Even when I am happy about the new task, I feel distraught when I first start. This was consistent for the cannabis dispensary as well. I applied for this task six months ago, in addition to only now having been asked to join the team. At any other task I would calm my nerves by smoking some cannabis before I went in, although I couldn’t do that with this task. One of the ultimately strict rules at the cannabis dispensary is to not be high at work. It is expected that all employees smoke cannabis correctly – or else why would you want to work here? – however being stoned on the task is a large no-no. The manager Jenny explained to me that regardless of the product my buddy and I sell, that the cannabis dispensary is a professional operation, in addition to having to be treated with respect. Many people rely on this corporation to get the medical cannabis they need to improve their lives, however yes the majority of our clients just want recreational cannabis to have some fun. But my buddy and I also have cancer patients, soldiers with PTSD, in addition to other folks who need cannabis as medicine. For this reason all of the budtenders have to be washed in addition to sober while on shift. When my buddy and I are off the clock, after that I can use that fat employee discount in addition to getting as much cannabis as my buddy and I want.