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I worked as a soda jerk for a day and here’s what I learned

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EastIdahoNews.com reporter Rett Nelson and Hip Sip manager Shaylee Varga making sodas at Hip Sip in Ammon. | Jordan Wood, EastIdahoNews.com

AMMON – The EastIdahoNews.com team is highlighting different jobs in our area, and today we’re workin’ it one last time at Hip Sip.

The drink shop at 1615 Market Way in Ammon has a menu of more than 50 different sodas, protein drinks and other flavorful beverages.

Earlier this year, owner Candace Jones told me it was the personal interaction with customers that made her job rewarding and that working at Hip Sip is the happiest job on earth.

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I decided to see if that was really true.

The team taught me how to fill orders and make drinks. I got a chance to serve customers and even interact with a few of them.

Find out how I did and what I learned in the video above.


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