Breezy Days: Retail Ridiculousness


June 5, 2012

Retail Ridiculousness

If you have been around here for a while, you know that I just got a job!
I'm now a Sales Associate at Francesca's.
I have been aching to work in retail for ages, because I felt like it would totally show off my best qualities.
 But, whenever I would put in my application to a clothing store the hiring manager would usually say:
"Ummm, we like to hire people who already have retail experience."

After hearing this a bazillion times, I always had the urge to yell:
"How the crap do you expect me to have retail experience if you won't hire me?!"

Ok, I'm about to gradutate college, was in all advanced classes in high school, I am a quick learner, I know how to dress well and I know how to work hard. And that still wasn't enough to get me a job folding clothes.

When I applied for Victoria Secret a long time ago, the hiring manager asked me a very serious question. 
No really, she was searching for a very serious answer, because in the past, her employees had had issues with this.

"I have a question for you."
"If I gave a picture of how to set up this display table....c-c-c-ould you do it?"

I seriously had to hold back laughter.
What kind of dumb people are you hiring here?!
How in the world can people have issues with this??

I didn't give in to my sarcastic laughter and said:
"Of course! {with a big smile}"

Suffice it to say, I've had some interesting encounters with trying to break into the retail world.
Top, Skirt, Purse: Anthropologie//Sandals: Steve Madden. 

It was by chance and someone looking out for me that I happened upon this job.
I put in the application a month and a half ago, then recently, my friend who works there told me to hustle on in and ask for an interview because someone just quit.

Blessings much?

I knocked their socks off and now I'm working there!
Not gonna lie, I totally love it.
Although it's a lot of cleaning and organizing, there is also a creative side, I get to be social, and it's pretty laid back.
I thoroughly enjoy helping women with picking out the jewelry to complete the outfit they just bought, helping boys find gifts for their girlfriends, or just talking to people to see how their day has been.

Speaking of which, I'm off to work ;)

<3 Bri

P.S. Thank you all for the Happy Anniversary wishes yesterday! It was a perfect day, and I can't wait to share the bangin' outfit I wore :)


Alana Christine said...

Yay! Congrats!!

Unknown said...

I've secretly always wanted to work part time in retail - at a store i loved where i got a fabulous discount and tehn just be well dressed all the time :)

Unknown said...

and i just googled that boutique because i hadn't heard of it and just fell in love with all their colored jeans. if you ever get a family and friends discount - let me know :)

♥B said...

I also am beginning my summer "career" in the retail world. Quite interesting!

♥ B

With Love From, Michigan

Courtney said...

I'm glad you like it there =) I love that store, such cute stuff!

If you like sales I bet you'd love to work at Nordstrom, I worked there for a summer if you'd ever be interested in hearing about it =)

Jenny said...

Congratulations, that is so exciting you were able to get a job that you want!! I have worked in retail a lot, and attitude is the most important part...if you make it fun, it will be! A lot of employees complain about the job, but you have the perfect outlook for it!
Modern Modest Beauty

Rachel Sayumi Porter said...

Funny story. I left my resume at Fran's and they had me in for an interview! But I never got a call back. Then I applied for VS and got a job. Hahahaha!! Congrats gurl !