I got someone who helps me run the retail shop. Her name is Grace.
Before she was here, I always opened the shop at 7:00 am. After opening the shop and counting opening stock (commodities that are in the shop before selling begins), I would spend my whole day in the shop, while my parents would be in the wholesale shop. In the evening, I would balance the sales, and then close the shop at 7:30 pm. This type of a stacked schedule kept me off other activities that I was supposed to be doing in the summer, including meeting friends, playing basketball, and doing my community projects.
But finally, someone to help is around. She works from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm. She is a high school graduate with general knowledge in ICT. She is fast at serving customers, and generally friendly.
Her presence has created a space for other activities I have for summer. Currently, I only record the opening stock with her in the morning, around 7:00 am. Around 5:00 pm, I also record the closing stock with her. We then calculate the difference between the closing stock and the opening stock to find the number of sold commodities. After that, we start comparing the amount cash in the till to the total expected sales of the sold commodities. When the two are the same, the day ends. On the other hand, when there is a difference between expected sales and available cash, she needs to justify the discrepancy. After that, she leaves for her home, which is a 10 minute drive from Cake Palace (when using a public minibus).
Lastly, she works for 6 days a week. She receives a monthly pay, and transportation allowance.