Saturday, April 21, 2007
so today was my 3rd day working at West Elm (furniture store owned by williams-sonoma/pottery barn). i love the furniture and decor there, which will make my 40% discount either very wonderful or very dangerous...or both. my first two days i was training on the product information, touring the store, learning GUEST (their sales approach), and minimal time on the register. today i went in expecting more register training, some time in the stock room, and shadowing a sales associate. nope...right to the sales floor! with the exception of needing to learn more about our products so that i can just answer questions instead of looking it up in my handy-dandy reference materials tucked neatly in my chocolate-brown apron, i was pretty confident on the floor. so much of it is simply being able to talk to people and find out what they are looking for. so with a grand total of 1 hour shadowing someone prior to today, i went to work. i met some fun customers and helped redecorate 1 condo, 3 bedroomsm, 1 living room, and sold $2600+ my first day! i was pretty excited. we shall see what the future holds....so if you're in san diego, stop by and see me!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
so i figured it was about time i posted again, seeing as it has been almost a month. sheesh. on monday i started a part time job working at discover nature, a gift store in seaport village in downtown san diego. two friends of mine - beth & joe - own the store and offered me a job. so i am now a "sales associate." i haven't worked a retail job since the summer after i graduated high school...and even then i was in the office, not on the sales floor. it's a totally different world than what i'm used to. it's fun to meet people who are visiting from all over the place, though. i'm a people person and love to hear their stories, so maybe it will be a good fit. at least it's money coming in...which is greatly needed at this point. it's long hours on my feet, though, which isn't great for my back...maybe new shoes are in order...hmmmm....