Sunday, December 02, 2007

Seasonal Work

Well, I made it through the group interview (heaven only knows how. They must have been really desperate for seasonal workers) and I start my new job in a well-known department store today. I will be selling purses (and anyone who knows me and purses has to be raising their eyebrows in disbelief at this piece of news. See, I HATE shopping for purses. I put it off and put it off, waiting until my current purse has completely disintegrated, and then I slouch toward the store and, ill-tempered, I sift through racks of over-priced, poorly-made, and ugly as sin purses. In fact, it wasn't until about three years ago that I learned 1. Other women LOVE purses and 2. It is completely normal for most women to own more than one purse at a time. Odd, I know).

Yeah. The good news is that I won't be tempted to buy anything.


At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Generally, I'm the same way. My mom bought the last two pocketbooks I've owned, and I've only used one of them. I'm glad I had them, though, because I had to use 'em when my standby got muddy.
I *do* have a thing for Coach bags, though, so if you work for 'em, lemme know. :) ('cause, while I like 'em, they're ridiculously expensive.)

Regardless, congrats on the short-term moneymaking scheme.

At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I go through my one purse a year...and I never spend more than $20 (my current is a $10 Target special).

Matt is a little dissapointed that I don't use the Coach purse he bought me for my birthday last year...but 1. I'm too afraid it'll get messed up and 2. I can't see having a purse that costs two or three times as much as anything I'll ever carry in it.

At 8:49 AM, Blogger STAG said...

Oh, you got a mention on my armouring And a slightly blurred distant picture of you as well.

I know, I'm STILL working on getting my Prague pictures up. Lord give me time....

(waves to Pat)

At 8:51 AM, Blogger STAG said...

Oh, and you will have to ask Brenda about the high end handbag she picked up at auction. She takes it to the ballet.
no, really!

At 10:15 PM, Anonymous Shari said...

Ha! I own two - and only because I had someone who was making fun of me for carrying a brown purse while wearing black shoes! I broke down and bought a black purse to carry when I have on black shoes, and I still end up with a combination of black and brown as often as not. (After all, it's SUCH a pain to switch purses!)

Good luck. Have fun. Try not to strangle anyone. :-)

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Ovonia Red said...

Shari, I solved that problem by getting a red purse...

Anna, we don't sell Coach bags in our store, but I think there might be some on-line. I get a 20% employee discount, if you are interested...

As it is, I've worked two day sand sold at least two purses over $200.

Yesterday I umpacked a box of evening clutches--the ugliest things I've ever seen (no, really. These were just gross). So now I will finally get an answer to the question I always ask myself when I go into a store and see something nasty: Do people actually buy this sh$t?

One interesting thing that I've noticed is the number of people who pay by check, cash, or debit card. When I've worked retail before, most people paid by credit card (except in Canada, when most people paid using their debit card). It appears that people are being a bit more cautious this year. My hypothesis is that the people who are shopping now are, in general, going to be a bit more aware of time/money matters. As we get closer to Christmas, I expect to see more people paying with credit cards (this is, I expect to see a correlation between last minute shopping and fiscal habits). I'll let you guys know what I find.


At 9:44 AM, Blogger STAG said...

Thats our D....a student of human nature. In this case, the anthropological hands-on case study of "Retail Therapy". I smell a Doctoral Thesis here....

At 5:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh, interesting...posit. (More than a theory, less than a postulate)

Potentially a downer, though.

Happy pocketbook-pricing. :)



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