Monday, September 21, 2009

Closest Thing To A Workout I've Seen In Years...

I am so tired. Every part of my body is tired. My feet. My back. My eyelids. My calves. My third toe.

The good news: I'm really, really loving my job.

The bad news: Standing for 8 hours a day is painful, especially for someone who stared at a wall for almost 2 months and before that sat in a chair all day. Today was the first day my feet were the only part of my body that was sore. I believe that pain was actually the result of last Saturday when I thought wearing 4-inch heels to work was a great idea. I left that night convinced my toes would never feel again.

If you don't already know this about Nordstrom, my job works on a draw against commission basis (simply put, my pay is commission only). I was terrified about this concept at first but now I'm really pleased. Because...

(This is the part where I toot my own horn for a few sentences--feel free to skip ahead to the next paragraph if you're not interested. I won't mind.) Because... so far I'm actually doing really well! I've been on the floor 5 days now. First day was pretty good. Second day was AWFUL. And two of the remaining days I was actually one of the top sales people throughout the store! Woot woot. After being borderline depressed for two months, this is a good feeling. A really good feeling.

Back to being tired. I am about to go to bed. In the near future I might go into detail about the lady who stole the $800 Burberry bag and wrote her kids names all over the leather. In black ink. (A part of me died that day.) Or about the woman who bought a $350 gift card from me and exactly 2.5 minutes later I found out the credit card she'd used to pay for the gift card was stolen. Or about the mom who openly bribed her daughter with a bag if she would make good grades. Or about the girl who saved every dollar she made from her part-time job for three months so she could buy that same bag (I might have told her "I am so proud of you" four times.)

Off to bed. Sorry for the sub-par post. I am going to blame it on my third toe.

8 comments:

Jax said...

I'm so glad you like the gig! And uh, top salesperson?! AWESOME! The girl who saved her money for the bag made me say "aww" out loud. :) I think you're likely touching more designer bags in a day than I have in my whole life. Just fyi.. haha.. :) Glad you're rocking it, chica!

ty said...

the part about the girl saving hermony made me smile before 8 in the morning. that's some feat, merd.

Leslie said...

I want to hear all about the crazy lady who wrote all over that bag! Nuts! I should probably not come to Nordstrom any time soon because I"m pretty sure I would buy anything you told me to. "Yes, please...I'll take the $800 Coach bag, thank you!"

Ashley said...

Yay, so glad you're liking it! It feels good to be productive, even if you are selling $800 bribe bags :) You have to tell us about the fun stories!

Elizabeth said...

yay top salesperson! I love that you work at Nordstrom, but more importantly that it is such a great experience.

Julie Caroline said...

Gotta love retail theft. That sh*t will get you through the day sometimes ;)

Julie Caroline said...

Gotta love retail theft. That sh*t will get you through the day sometimes ;)

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the lovely compliments :) I was planning on doing a coraly-red lip color, but just not sure what to do for my eyes.

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