A New Job at the Ballpark – By Jose

My new job is working at Chase field inside the Doubleheader restaurant. I am a prep cook. My job is to make sure food is prepared before it is cooked. I have an important job. I like my job because I am a hard worker who is strong willed and ready to learn. My boss’s name is Richard. I like him. He is always friendly and helpful when I am lost and don’t know what to do. My coworkers are nice. When I go to work, I always find the first thing to do so my boss doesn’t have to stop what he is doing to help me. This is because he wants me to learn it first so I can do the rest on my own.

My hours are long, usually from 11 in the morning to 9 o’clock at night. It is not the usual workload I‘m used to, but it is what it is. I plan to be there in one week for my next assignment. The ballpark is a big place. I can get lost if I don’t pay attention to my surroundings and I go quickly to my required station.

One thing I will say about work is how nice a view I get from the work area on the other side of the counter. I wrap hot dogs in bacon, squeeze mayonnaise into containers, wash dishes and mainly do all things in that particular area. In the morning, we all go to the underpass beneath 7th st. and Jefferson. We wait for the levy to call our name and we go inside. It is nice because it is the only break we get.

At Seeds I learn important social and job skills for work. I have learned about being friendly to other people and asking them how their day is, not ignoring them; This is an important lesson. I also learned to be an active participant by paraphrasing back to others when they are trying to show me something. And, I know that sometimes you have to keep listening so that you get it the first time.

I have already run into a few offenses at work where I could have been fired, but my boss was very kind and merciful towards me. He once told me “I won’t give up on you, you don’t give up on me”. I try very hard to always stay focused even if the job is very easy. I don’t want to lose my job because I messed up. I know that they have been very nice to me and I want to work hard for them, too. Getting to see the stadium and get in for free means I can see more of the building and have access to areas the fans do not get access to. I am very proud of that. I earned a special privilege by working at the stadium. The privilege being, My job allows me to be a public servant and serve 40,000 hungry fans a day. I would like to keep working here as long as I remember my social skills where I am an active participant and listen carefully to my instructions, remembering the rules always clock in, no stealing! And, I need to get the job done and stay on task the entire time by focusing on how to do everything right and not mess up so I do not get fired. All in all, I have gained friendship in working here which means I will always learn the way we treat others at work by following the rules and staying on task. Thank you.

My Experience in the Weaving Department

At SEEDs for Autism, participants work in a variety of departments – learning the skills necessary to create a multitude of beautiful, high-quality home and garden products. But the learning process does not end there. Daniel discovered that learning how to weave made him realize that he can accomplish anything he sets his mind to. (Ed.)

Daniel working with a nifty knitter

Hello my name is Daniel and I’m going to be writing about my experience in the Weaving Department. My instructor’s name is Bailey and she has taught me how to work with the nifty knitters to make scarfs and headbands. We make towels using a loom. The products the Weaving dept produces are made of fibers woven together. We learn lessons on how to weave the fabric together to make products that serve a useful function in the house.  The towels could be used for washing your hands or for decoration on the wall. Scarfs prevent you from getting cold and they are an attractive fashion  accessory.

It was initially very hard to learn weaving, but I persisted at it and it became easier with time. Learning the skill of weaving has shown me that if you set your mind to something you can do it .

I felt proud when I learned a difficult skill.


Support SEEDs Every Time You Shop at FRY’S

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SUPPORT SEEDs EVERY TIME YOU SHOP AT FRY’S!

Register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

* Go to https://www.frysfood.com/topic/community?activePage=community-rewards-2

* Select “Sign-In”.

* Enter your email and password then select ‘sign in’. 

* Under “Welcome back!” click “Your Name/My Account”

* Under “Account Summary” scroll down “Community Rewards” 

* Click ‘enroll’ under “Community Rewards”, if prompted, enter personal information 

* Under Find Your Organization: Enter Seeds for Autism or the NPO# 87345

* Under Select Your Organization: Select box next to your organization (left side)

* Then select ‘save changes/enroll’.

* If you have registered correctly, you should now see your organization information listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your account summary page.

 

 Creating an Online Fry’s Account

* Go to http://www.frysfood.com/

* Click on “Welcome! Sign In” (top right)

* Click on “No Account? Register” (top right)

* Under “Create an Account”, enter your email and create a password (write down your email & password—you will need it to register for Fry’s Community Rewards)

* Under “Select your preferred store”, enter your postal code and click “Find”

* Select your store then click on “Create Account”

* You will then be prompted to check your email for the confirmation email

* Click the hyperlink “View My Account” in your email to finish creating your Online Fry’s Account

* Continue to step #2 to register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program of your choice

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Injustice 2 Game Review

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After 4 years, the highly anticipated sequel to Injustice God Among Us is finally here. Set 5 years after the first game in which Superman is defeated and imprisoned, Batman and his gang are trying to clean up the mess that he and his regime have made. With most of his allies who have either been victims or have been a collaborator with the regime,  Batman must recruit some new allies to help combat The Society led by Gorilla Grodd. But after Grodd’s defeat, the true mastermind behind the Society is revealed – it’s Braniac. Now, Batman must recruit Superman and the members of his regime to help take down Brainiac.

Injustice 2 is a fighting game set in the DC Universe. Like most fighting games, Injustice 2 has you chaining together combos and using that mechanism to lower your opponent’s health bar. The game also has interactive environments in which, depending on the character, they can pick up an object and throw it at their opponents. There are also stage transitions that the player can perform which can not only do some damage, but can also send their opponent into a new part of the stage.

Like in the previous game, Injustice 2 has a trait system which can provide a temporary buff to their character. Also, returning from the previous game is the super meter which allows players to pull out special moves and super moves as well.  Players can also spend a portion of their super meter to pull off a more powerful version of their special move. A new thing that Injustice 2 adds is a loot system in which players can earn loot boxes that unlock gear for their characters. The gear not only changes your character’s look, but also gives your character a stat buff as well.

The game also has plenty of single player modes as well. There is your story mode which is about 6 hours long. There is also a multiverse mode which allows players to travel to parallel worlds within the DC Universe and battle against various  opponents with different handicaps, rules, and goals. There is also an arcade mode within the multiverse which you can use to unlock endings for all the various characters in the game. There is also online multiplayer mode where the gear system is disabled  and all the characters are reduced to their default levels. Players can also form and join online guilds with up to 50 players. Guild members can work together to complete daily and weekly objectives  where they can earn gear.

I’ll admit I loved this game. I thought it took everything that made the first game great and made it even better. The graphics and character models look amazing. The facial animations on the characters look jaw-droppingly realistic. The minor tweaks to the fighting system makes the fights even better. The story mode once again is awesome. The game also gives you plenty of characters to play around with which sports a whopping 28 to play with and with more characters on the way via DLC. Plus, the addition of guilds is something that I have been wanting in a fighting game. The online multiplayer is really good too. It has your standard ranked matches like most fighting games these days. It also has king of the hill mode where the winner of the match stays and the next person tries to dethrone the winner. The writing, the voice acting, and the story overall are all really superb in this game as well.

There is only one complaint I have with this game and the big complaint is that the gear system is random. Let me explain, say if you’re using a character like Batman and you just earn some gear –  sometimes you might get gear for a character like The Flash. You don’t have much control over the gear you get. It would have been nice if you could use in-game money to by the gear for the character you use.  Injustice 2 is available for Ps4 and Xbox One. Overall I feel Injustice 2 is a superb sequel over the original. It improves a lot and adds new stuff in as well.

That’s why my final score for injustice 2 is a 4 out of 5. Go out and check the game out, you won’t be disappointed.

 

by Nathan B.