We studied professionalism skills for work. Professionalism is a skill of good judgement, being polite and is being trained to do the job well. Some jobs have strict regulations on how employees are to follow policies and treat their co-workers with respect.
We went to Grocery Store to learn to Shop on a budget for all the Items you will need when you move out on your own.
We learned about:
We took a trip to Walmart to learn how to take care of yourself when you live on your own.
When working with a budget it will save money in the long run. It is important to look for sales and discounts. When you go shopping don’t always get name brand items because it can be expensive.
So look for the store brand instead for one it can be cheaper and two it could be just as good or better.
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Direct is a corporation that helps people with disability they teach them budgeting’ and other skills that will help with independent living they have cooking class (healthy) bus training.
When living on your own it is important to carefully budget your paycheck so you can buy stuff you need like food and utilities for your home/apartment. Keep watch on when your cell phone plan bill is due and the same can be said about your internet bill.
Lupita came to visit our workshop from Direct Center for Independence. She let us know about some of the services Direct offers such as:
This week we practiced specific skills used in different jobs. Many workplaces expect good performance and that you care about your job and try your hardest. A grocery bagger must be quick putting customer’s groceries in a bag and must be careful not to overload the customer’s bag. The duties depend on job roles and you must take the tasks seriously and be responsible doing the work correctly.
This week we learned how to read a paycheck and how to budget. I was surprised at how many other expenses you will have when you move out on your own like dish soap, vacuum cleaner bags, and cable. But if you stick to a budget you will be able to pay your bills and save money!
This week we learned how to budget our money. We viewed a list of expenses in a template which helps us make a plan about spending money correctly.
I like to save money. I would like to save money for a vacation, retirement, books, clothing, and a gym membership. We are learning how to read a paycheck and know what taxes are and the difference between gross and net pay. Having a personal budget will help me save money and do the things I want!
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.