Chris, some of my best work experiences came from working in the grocery stores. Times I fondly remember. I even supported my family for a year on about that wage, back in 1993 LOL. 50 hours a week though.
Hustle your butt, and don't smash the bread. Thanksgiving week is brutal. First of the month is brutal. Monday nights are slow lol. Smile at the customers and don't chit-chat the cashier in front of a customer. Big no-no.
I've gotten all the lectures by my mom and the manager lol. And yes, we get elective credits. And I dunno why I still get to leave at 1:30, but I do lol. Figure it gives me plenty of time to get my homework done.