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DELI CLERK: Great Benefits

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Rachel is currently a deli clerk at a grocery store. Her typical day involves cutting meats, preparing food and orders, and taking inventory. She tells us that this is a great job for her because it has great benefits, which she needs in order to take care of her daughter.

Job Title: Deli Clerk
Employer: Safeway

Job Summary: Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the guidance of cooks or food supervisors. They prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, brew coffee or tea, and do many other tasks.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$10,000 - $30,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Physically demanding, Hospital / Clinic, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Likes working with hands, Strength/stamina, Teamwork

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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m='12780'>A</span> <span m='12970'>typical</span> <span m='13390'>day</span> <span m='13900'>is</span> <span m='14220'>busy.</span> <span m='15280'>It's</span> <span m='16160'>all</span> <span m='16450'>customer</span> <span m='16900'>oriented,</span> <span m='17480'>so</span> <span m='17890'>therefore</span> <span m='18670'>you</span> <span m='18870'>have</span> <span m='19060'>to</span> <span m='19140'>be</span> <span m='19280'>professional</span> <span m='19625'>at</span> <span m='20170'>all</span> <span m='20550'>standpoints.</span> </p><p><span m='21540'>When</span> <span m='21830'>I</span> <span m='21900'>get</span> <span m='22080'>to</span> <span m='22190'>work,</span> <span m='22560'>I</span> <span m='22700'>normally</span> <span m='23140'>need</span> <span m='23400'>about</span> <span m='23760'>15</span> <span m='24110'>minutes</span> <span m='24390'>before</span> <span m='24730'>I</span> <span m='24790'>get</span> <span m='25040'>there</span> <span m='25300'>to</span> <span 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m='42400'>have</span> <span m='42600'>to</span> <span m='42730'>prepare</span> <span m='43130'>food.</span> <span m='43780'>We</span> <span m='43880'>have</span> <span m='44060'>to</span> <span m='44160'>prepare</span> <span m='44600'>orders.</span> <span m='45500'>We</span> <span m='45670'>have</span> <span m='45880'>to</span> <span m='46010'>take</span> <span m='46410'>inventory,</span> <span m='47470'>so</span> <span m='47790'>we</span> <span m='48080'>have</span> <span m='48290'>to</span> <span m='48440'>be</span> <span m='48870'>on</span> <span m='49270'>top</span> <span m='49570'>of</span> <span m='49700'>things</span> <span m='50280'>when</span> <span m='50830'>we're</span> <span m='51200'>in</span> <span m='51390'>there.</span> </p><p><span m='52100'>I</span> <span m='52230'>started</span> <span m='53380'>doing</span> <span m='54590'>in-home</span> <span m='55180'>health</span> <span m='55490'>care.</span> <span m='55800'>And</span> <span m='57020'>stuff</span> <span m='57190'>wasn't</span> <span m='57440'>working</span> <span m='57800'>out</span> <span m='58140'>where</span> <span m='58460'>I</span> <span m='58610'>had</span> <span m='58990'>lived</span> <span m='59390'>before,</span> <span m='60210'>so</span> <span m='61140'>I</span> <span m='62050'>pretty</span> <span m='62340'>much</span> <span m='62550'>had</span> <span m='62680'>to</span> <span m='62790'>lose</span> <span m='63050'>that</span> <span m='63260'>job.</span> <span m='64459'>And</span> <span m='65890'>I</span> <span m='66220'>moved</span> <span m='66620'>out</span> <span m='66810'>of</span> <span m='66860'>my</span> <span m='67040'>area</span> <span m='67430'>into</span> <span m='67890'>the</span> <span m='68000'>Bay</span> <span m='68140'>Area,</span> <span m='69420'>and</span> <span m='70980'>I</span> <span m='71140'>was</span> <span m='71470'>just</span> <span m='71840'>looking</span> <span m='72190'>for</span> <span m='72410'>a</span> <span m='72460'>job</span> <span m='72940'>that</span> <span m='73040'>was</span> <span m='73090'>career-based</span> <span m='74070'>and</span> <span m='74950'>found</span> <span m='75270'>Safeway.</span> <span m='75780'>They</span> <span m='76210'>have</span> <span m='77175'>401k.</span> <span m='78180'>They</span> <span m='78370'>have</span> <span m='79460'>medical.</span> <span m='80290'>And</span> <span m='81010'>I</span> <span m='81120'>have</span> <span m='81310'>a</span> <span m='81380'>little</span> <span m='82415'>six-year-old,</span> <span m='83650'>so</span> <span m='83920'>I</span> <span m='84050'>figured,</span> <span m='84610'>hey,</span> <span m='85250'>why</span> <span m='85525'>not?</span> <span m='86760'>And</span> <span m='87466'>props</span> <span m='87820'>to</span> <span m='87930'>Safeway.</span> <span m='88600'>They've</span> <span m='88830'>taken</span> <span m='89120'>care</span> <span m='89310'>of</span> <span m='89360'>me,</span> <span m='90750'>as</span> <span m='90790'>far</span> <span 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