Daily Monday

Bakery work

Surprisingly, the bakery called me two days ago and told me that they want me working starting from the next day (technically yesterday by the time I wrote this post). I didn’t know what made them hire me, maybe because my house is 5 minutes away and I practically have nothing to do other than waiting for April to come.

Work was taxing. As someone who lacks exercise and experience doing heavy workloads, bakery work really took a toll on my body. I experienced back pains and sore muscles after the first day. The hardest part was probably to memorize all the different type of breads and products they have. Today I even messed up the type of breads I was supposed to defrost. I felt really bad that I caused such a trouble to everyone. It must be really annoying and tiring to train someone haha.

I didn’t really talk with people in the bakery since I introduced myself as someone who could only speak daily conversational level Japanese because I don’t want them to start blabbering a lot of advanced Japanese words and expecting me to understand everything they said (note: I actually could understand 90% of what they’re saying most of the time). Well, if they had dug deeper or asked the person who interviewed me, they would know otherwise since there’s no way a person with daily conversational level could land a job in a proper company. Lol.

That aside, I’ve been scheduled to work 6 hours a day from 9 am to 3 pm. The days are mostly not decided since they have multiple workers and rotating shifts. According to the law, I could only work a maximum of 8 hours a day and 28 hours a week since I’m a foreigner. 6 hours a day is already pretty tiring to me, though. Maybe it’s because I’m not used to it yet.

Also, I don’t know if it’s because of the bakery, but I’ve been trying to bake a lot of cakes these days using the premix from Muji. They came out with new series of premixes and I decided to try out their brownies and gateau chocolate. Mom would always bake brownies back at home and I kinda missed it, which is why I gave it a try. I gave a couple to my friend and he said it’s delicious (which I’m kinda happy about). I also made the gateau chocolate yesterday but have yet to eat it. Maybe tomorrow …

I have some kind of mini tour tomorrow around the town, so I won’t go to work. Do expect some pictures from the tour, though!

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Rin

A 22 y.o child at heart and soon-to-be office worker. Spends most of her free time browsing YouTube and playing RPG games. Has an attention span of 3 seconds and sucks at organizing her thoughts.

2 comments

  1. Wow! I’m happy you got the job! It’s going to be tiring for awhile since you haven’t worked in a long time, but it’ll be worth it! You get a little money to spend, and you’ve got a routine which will help you in April! I’m very proud of you! I’m also proud that you baked! It’s very rewarding when someone says it’s delicious! Your mom will be very proud of you too! I hope you called her and told her!

    1. I’m on my 3rd day today and I think I’m getting a hang of it just a bit haha. I still have so many things to learn and my working speed is so slow that my coworkers kept rushing me to complete stuff quicker. My perfectionist side made me wanna put all the topping for pizzas neatly with none falling over from the dough (but it’s almost impossible and it takes so much more time to do so).

      Yes, the money and built routine is definitely the plus part of starting this job but I can’t help but feel like I’m failing in the aspect of communication lol. The other workers talk to each other easily about their lives while I just work in the corner. It feels kind of lonely sometimes, but I guess that can’t be helped.

      I told my mom about baking and getting a job in the bakery. She seemed excited for me and she wanted me to learn a lot (and secretly pass over some of the recipes if possible lol).

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