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nathalie891
France

Vocabulary question
 

Hi everyone,

 

I am working on the topic of jobs with my pupils, and especially on the odd jobs British and American teenagers can do.
How would you call a teenager working in a supermarket and stocking, bagging or evene cleaning up? Is there a name for that kind of job?
 
Have a nice day,
Nathalie 

29 Mar 2016      



Mariethe House
France

Part-time job / summer job / holiday job ....
 
here ´s an example from wordreference
 
 
part-time job n (work: not full time)emploi à temps partiel nm
 When I was a student I had a part-time job working in a pub.
 
Quand j ´étais étudiant, j ´avais un emploi à temps partiel dans un pub.
 

29 Mar 2016     



nathalie891
France

Thank you, but I meant the specific name of  a part-time job for teens in a supermarket. Is there one?

29 Mar 2016     



ldeloresmoore
China

In American supermarkets,  a cashier is a cashier -- it doesn ´t matter if they are full-time or part-time. There is no special title based on age. 
 
"I ´m a part-time cashier at ABC Supermarket".
 
"I ´m a part-time stocker (or stock clerk) at ABC Supermarket" (Usually the stock clerks -- informally known as "stock boys", as traditionally they have been male -- also do cleaning.)  (The girls are just usually "stockers". 
 
"I ´m a part-time bagger at ABC Supermarket".   
 
Hope this helps.  

29 Mar 2016     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Supermarket workers (including part-time student workers) usually get to do a variety of jobs, so they may be stacking shelves, (shelf stacker), on the tills (checkout assistant/operator) and they get a turn going round collecting the trolleys. In my neck of the woods, no-one is employed to pack. The checkout assistant offers to help you. ´Would you like any help with your packing? ´ They always look relieved when you decline. Cleaners are employed separately. We always have a laugh about it in teaching: the ideal job? Shelf stacking at Asda. No stress; no marking. However, the pay is not so good.

Edit: ´bagger´ must be American. 

29 Mar 2016     



sarguero
Spain

Just in case: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagger

29 Mar 2016     



nathalie891
France

Thank you all for your answers!

Nathalie
 

29 Mar 2016