For the past 6 months, I have been working as an employee at a recreational and medical marijuana dispensary.
- I take the crappy shifts and the hours nobody wants to work because I’m the new person.
When I was hired to work at the dispensary, I had to pass a test to make sure that I had the proper knowledge to work as a budtender. I also applied seven times before I finally got an interview. I’m not sure the last person that got hired had to pass the same marijuana knowledge test or rigorous screening process. The manager of the recreational and medical marijuana dispensary is related to the owner. I’m not sure exactly how, but most of the other people that work with me think they are brother and sister. They always have lunch together and they talk about family and gatherings like they know each other very well. The new employee is the manager’s daughter. She recently turned 21 and started working at the recreational and medical marijuana dispensary. She is friendly and nice, but she doesn’t really know anything about the various products. She doesn’t know the difference between a sativa, indica, or a hybrid. She doesn’t know the difference between a shatter, wax, or live resin product. Most of the time she has to ask someone else for help when there is a question from a customer. I am getting paid to do her job, but I am not getting paid to do hers too. I don’t think that is very fair after having to pay my dues for the past six months.