Turning a New Leaf

by stephenpham

photo by jose figueroa

photo by jose figueroa

photo by jose figueroa

photo by jose figueroa

*H&M Trend shirt
*Zara shorts
*Kai-aackmann jacket
*Surface To Air ring & bag
*Gram shoes

photos by jose figueroa

I’ve had some pretty crazy work weeks but the last two weeks I think so far has been the craziest. I’ve only done one store opening before and this was going to be my second time but as a Visual Merchandiser. I never thought how much time and consideration things would really get into. Basically, we started our shifts everyday at seven in the morning, certain mornings I wouldn’t even have time to grab a coffee so I’m running on whatever energy I had. Monday was the first ever 12 hour shift I’ve worked and most of the days we were doing about ten hours. Thankfully, I’m still hourly so the overtime should be amazing on my paycheck and the total of hours I worked this week? 48 hours.

During opening day, you just forget all about your tiredness and it’s all fun and play with a little bit of work. Then comes the time to open the doors and you see the rush of people running in and you best move to the side or you’ll get ran over. But watching people ruin all your fingerspacing and all the perfect piles you have folded, you almost want to cry but at the same time you just want to completely laugh. In the end, it was so fun, I met amazing people who made me laugh a whole lot and hopefully I will be able to set up another store opening soon.

So on November 1st, my title of Visual Merchandiser is official and the best part, my brand new pay. I feel the words “shopping” whispering through my mind!

I never exactly ever vent on my blog – via my last post. But you know, it is me and it’s whats happening in my life. In conclusion I decided to let my head cool off and I did let the individual know how I felt. It went really well and better than I thought. I believe that everyone should always be straight forward about how they feel in whatever situation it may be. A feedback can be negative or positive but whatever it is, it’s something someone obviously sees that you don’t. It’s up to you, in your lifetime to correct things that you have wronged and apologizing is sometimes hard but it’s the right thing to do at times. I’m a person who can forgive but never forgets and I’m also a person whose becoming more understanding.

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