Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Retail notes.

After the new year, I wanted to get rid of things I no longer use. 

One of those items were my work notes from the arts-and-crafts store I finally quit over the summer

I took notes on just about everything at that job. How to do the deposit, entering time edits for payroll, processing book returns, etc, etc, etc. 

My second day in, a very stern and rude manager warned me, "You better take notes on this because tomorrow you're on your own." 

At that point, I wrote down every word verbatim. If these fools weren't going to properly train me, I made sure to be as prepared as possible. The more I learned, the more notes I took. I'd refer to my notes time and time again, and in time, I'd train my superiors on it (manager turnover was consistently high there). 

My notes came in handy when I needed them most and my work notebook always brought me a sense of security and reassurance. 

I held onto them until now. After nine years of working there, it didn't seem right just tossing all of those notes. They needed a proper sendoff. 

I ripped up a handful of pages into pieces and glued them into my Crazy Journal. A sort of artistic memorial for them. 

 Paper and marker in Moleskine journal - (NFS)

God knows I hope I never go back to working in retail but it's nice to know I have the experience, and fortitude, should I need to. 

On this, my blog anniversary of all days, it's fitting to say...onto to new and better things!


naturgesetz said...

Congrats on the blog anniversary. Congrats on leaving the arts and crafts store. Congrats on coming up with a clever way to celebrate it with your notes. Congrats on being able to look forward to a better future.

LightChaser said...

A brilliant use of the notes!

Dean Grey said...


Thanks for all of the congratulatory remarks!



Why thank you!


I appreciate both of you chiming in here!