Last quarter I was pumped to start back at school. It had been a year since I’d taken any classes and I was excited to explore the world of online classes and I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. Plus, the college I’m going through is EXPENSIVE so to fail would mean to take A LOT of money and throw it right down the drain. Hence I ended up with my 4.0.
This quarter, though, I waited till the last minute to turn in my discussions (which was last night AFTER work) and I haven’t even started any homework assignments for the week, which are due Sunday. Now, the homework thing isn’t such an issue except my folks will be in town so I’m going to be busy most of the weekend. Oops. Am I back to my procrastinator ways? I certainly hope not!
Work last night was a lot of fun. The first hour I sat down with my boss, Shannon, to go over my stats as well as talk about what I’ve learned so far AND to discuss the two management positions that are opening up. There’s one that will be open next week and one opening up near the end of August. Right now Amanda, who started at the same time as I am, and I are being considered for those two spots. Now… I’m honestly not keeping my hopes up to get the spot opening next week. I haven’t been working on lot and that’s effecting my sales which play into whether or not I get the position. And I will be the first to admit that I still have things to learn. Heck, I was with Caribou for nearly 5 years and I was still learning things. However, I did let my boss know that if I don’t know an answer I know where to find it AND I know how to ask for help. I also made it clear that I love being a leader and a manager and that I’m really loving my job. So… we’ll see. I should know by next week.
After that first hour I was by myself for an hour. It was definitely steady and for most of that hour I was going, going, going. It felt good! And I think I’m definitely grasping everything, which is awesome.
Finally, Amy showed me about how Maurice’s does all their visual stuff. I never knew so much went into it! The other two clothing stores I’ve worked at, JCPenneys and The Gap, both had people that specifically did all the visual stuff so I never had to think about it. But it’s really fun and interesting to learn.
ANYWAY, like I said my parents will be in town this weekend and our apartment is definitely not up to par. So I need to go get my clean on.
Happy Friday all!