Yesterday was my very first REAL day of work. (like no training or anything)
I work at Gap Outlet as a sales associate.
My last day of training, I had worked in the fitting room for a couple of hours by myself.
It had been on a Monday, therefore it wasn't very busy. :P
I come into work and clock in. (OH! and did i mention that i get to wear a super cool walkie-talkie headset AND the fitting room key around my arm?! you don't get any cooler than that >.<)
One of my managers was standing right there and asked me if I WANTED to work that day.
(they were trying to find someone to cut their hours)
I thought about it briefly and ALMOST wimped out and said yes.
(the store was jam packed!!)
But I was strong and said that I would work.
my manger went over some things I would be doing that day.
They included a co-worker explaining what my role in the fitting room would look like that day.
I was the "party person"
I CAN'T LEAVE THE FITTING ROOM!!!!!
If any one needs another size or if clothes need to be put back, I have to get my "runner" to do it.
I had no idea who my runner would be when I got started.
She comes in and I find out she's a lady who's maybe early 40's.
SHE SPOKE ALMOST NO ENGLISH!
I was confident in being able to get my job done.
I did pretty well until I spoke into my walkie-talkie headset and to my horror realized it was broken!!!
My manager came and told me just to wear it without the headset part.
I could talk into it, but no one could talk to me.
I was feeling rather frazzled, but kind of enjoying myself too.
IT WAS SO BUSY!!
People kept pouring in.
They would come in with 20 or more items. (you can only take in eight at a time)
I would have to take all the ones they didn't want for the moment and hang it somewhere in the teeny fitting for them to swap out later.
Each time someone comes in, I have to take ALL their items, count how many they have, open the door for them, offer them a GapCard, ask them their name, and tell them I can grab them other sizes at any time. (it's quite a mouthful and by the end of the day, I couldn't spit the words out anymore :P)
Needless to say, by the end of the day,
I WAS EXHAUSTED!
It made me wonder if everyone in this world is as sloppy as the people who shop at Gap.
I would go into a fitting room after they came out and find clothes EVERYWHERE!
I mean, they would be crumpled under the benches, wound around the hooks, and hung over the doors.
I ask you:
IS IT REALLY THAT HARD TO BRING THEM BACK TO ME?!
That was first day of work. :D
Unfortunately, I had to come home to see my beloved Huskers lose to Wisconsin :(
I hope you all enjoyed this little window into my life.