I started my job at Kate almost two months ago. I love it, and one of the things i love about it is that every day is new.
That being said, this isn’t a “typical” day, because there’s no such thing.
9:02 – Kasey and I clock in. I have spent almost an hour in traffic, but feel better as soon as I pass through the doors.
9:12 – While Kasey works on the deposit, I pull out my client book and make sure all my information is up-to-date.
9:20 – We take the trash out. (It can’t all be glamorous.)
9:34 – Kasey shows me how to check in a shipment. The first thing I unload is a new box of Glitter Keds!
10:03 – Music comes on and the doors officially open.
10:10 – We get our first client of the day, a woman looking for a dress to wear to her daughter’s “moving up” ceremony. I sell her my favorite black dress in the store.
10:27 – Kasey and I talk about her time on a cruise ship while we wait for the next client to enter.
10:44 – We get a new delivery. Still preparing for the new floorset on June first!
11:29 – A man comes in to buy his wife a purse. He talks about how she was there for him when he had nothing and how they’re still close now. It’s the most precious thing I’ve heard all day.
12:00 – I’m introduced to a muse (that’s my official job title – how darling is that?) who has transferred from Charleston. She gives me some suggestions about where I should eat on my trip next month.
1:30 – Kasey and I work with a woman who’s just turned 70. She’s a sweet, colorful person who falls in love with our camel t-shirt and a pink pair of sunglasses.
1:34 – Off to lunch. I have a chat with one of the employees at Coach about the acquisition.
2:34 – I clock back in.
3:02 – I help a lovely woman find a comfy dress to replace hers that’s falling apart.
4:28 – A girl comes in with her grandmother, looking for a bag to take on her trip to Charleston.
4:47 – Lainey and I tag-team markdowns. Neither of us know all the product names yet, making the whole thing an interesting scavenger hunt. (Spoiler alert: most of the items have already sold out at our store, so it’s a bit fruitless.)
5:58 – Dawn finishes her work in the back just as Britt is arriving. The back room has never been so organized, at least not while I’ve been there.
At the end of the day, I’m tired and my feet hurt. With the adrenalin fading, I start to realize some of the things I could have done better. It’s a continuous learning process, and can be emotionally exhausting for an introvert like me. I’m looking forward to my day off…but I’m also excited to return Saturday, when I’ll meet new, interesting people and spend time with all the shining girls I get to work with.