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Friday, April 19, 2013

Hey! I'm Working Over Here!

Get outta my way, because I got stuff to do.
The new job
( promotion from Customer Service to Associate Manager , just in case you hadn't heard)
keeps me busy busy busy.

There are things I never knew about stores before I worked in the retail industry..
Like , it never occurred to me all those shelves, move. They do!
(and people take them in and out, and move them up and down, and sometimes the shelves hate certain  people and bruise their arms, and scratch them. Stupid Shelves!)

All those signs that you may see, but don't really notice; someone is constantly checking them and changing them , and moving them and updating them.  Special sale prices have different signs, and dated signs have to be pulled. It's a thing stores do, all the time.
And had I'd never worked retail, I would have continued to take it all for granted. I would've never noticed most of it at all.

I find myself so busy, the hours just fly.
Sometimes I really don't want to go to the Store, but I get there, and I get busy, and I am  content. I leave exhausted, feet aching, and I am pleased with myself.

Some days it is my job, and like any JOB, it can be annoying.
Sometimes though, it's like this great puzzle.
Make the pieces fit, and do it so it looks good.
Just give me a project,  I got this.

The people are good. I got co-workers who feel like a second family, and 98% of my customers are great!

I never would have thought that a Store was the place for me, but I think I'm good at it, and I think sometimes that is enough.
It wasn't ever on my list of "Dream Careers"  but maybe it still fits in a way.
I am not a make-up artist for the movies, but I can reset the make-up display.
I am not creating Art, but I can balance color and shapes into appealing displays that lots of people look at.
I am not a Teacher, but I can teach a willing co-worker to do a good job ( and sometimes share a bit of wisdom about life)
So, it may not be my dream, but I can enjoy it as if it were all my dreams.
And who knows, someday I may do some of those other things , or all of those other things.

When I was very little, my Mom  used to clean out cans and save empty cereal boxes for us, so we could play "Store".  I'd forgotten about that for many years.

I liked playing  "Store"


Blogger Mike Zelle said...

Having worked many retail jobs over the years I appreciate the artform that does go into doing the job right!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Puffy said...

This was a great, positive post! It's wonderful when someone can enjoy their job and their co-workers, at least most of the time. Your job gives you a good sense of accomplishment.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Cindy Domenico said...

It sounds wonderful and consuming and a time to learn, grow and heal....so happy for you...
As you know, I also work retail...and there are good days and bad but it has a certain satisfaction when every thing is in its place....
Mine being more on the gifty side, it works for me also since Im very visual person.....as are you!
So glad you found a niche!!

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