Posted by: mydarkestplaces | September 29, 2010

Down time

Without a doubt I love retail. Problem solving for a customer, the feeling of contributing to something more, learning about the global economy, and (of course) customer service. Being a part of someone’s life for 10 minutes and making it better is a very heady thing. Whether by helping them find the perfect jacket for a grandchild or decorating their first home post-divorce.

What those who have never worked in retail may not fully appreciate is that it’s bloody exhausting. Standing for eight hours, being on stage for eight hours, takes a huge toll physically and psychically.

That’s why those of us who work in retail thank God for January, February, March and October. These months, give us the time we need to recharge for the busy seasons. So thank you to Pope Gregory XIII for allowing me October to take a breath and letting me prepare for what is sure to be a hectic holiday season.


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