The Safeway I worked at was well balanced, and had a good culture of fair opportunity.
Pros: the diverse group of people you meet
Cons: being low on crew members is never fun
I started working at Safeway,
in a position many people of all walks of life find themselves in,
the need to pay rent.
I always remembered shopping there as a kid,
so when I needed to find work, the nostalgic memories,
made it an easy choice to choose from.
I started off part time,
and was welcomed by the team members all united under the same purpose, "the pursuit of happiness", and of course representing Safeway in the community, often time with much dignity and even at times pride.
This was a job I ended up having for quite a while, and in doing so learned many great lessons, from working with such a diverse group of people. To the generations older than me I couldn't help but admire their old school work ethic, and was happy to have such traits rub off on me.
I enjoyed seeing different languages spoken in the break room and the vast multitude of culture people all came from,
there is something so cathartic about diversity.
Once you experience it, it can help you mature, and have a more sophisticated outlook about the world and even change your preconceived notions about people.
The challenge I think with working at such a company, is ironically what makes it so great,"diversity", the multitude of people you meet,
not just your co workers, but the customers as well,
peoples differences can challenge you, and being challenged isn't always comfortable, at times it can even be frustrating.
However these challenges, I believe, lead to great growth,
and that is the most enjoyable thing about Safeway, or any job really. When you're put on a team with a diverse group of people you learn things and get to grow in ways you'd never imagined;
that perhaps is the most enjoyable part of all.