Apologies that I haven't posted in a fair amount of time, life has been SO busy what with school, UCAS and what this very post is all about! If you follow me on twitter or instagram then you will know that I FINALLY got a job after trying for so long! It was the quickest process ever; I applied, got a phone call back 2 hours later, had an interview the next day, and then began working the day after that!
As you can see from the picture above, I'm now an employee at HMV! Not only is it a job, but one that involves products that I'm extremely interested in, predominantly music that I've been passionate about all my life. As work has completely taken over my weekends (9.00-5.30 on Saturday, 10.00-6.30 on Sunday!) it inspired today's blogpost just about working in retail in general.
So far personally I've been loving it! It is so satisfying when customers ask me questions about music and I genuinely know what to say to them, and the dosh is quite lovely. There are of course some things that come with it that aren't ideal, making mistakes on the till gets me so flustered and the hours take their toll sometimes on me mentally and physically. It can be brilliant though, like an elderly woman coming up to me and asking me for a Lil Wayne album that was apparently 'number 7 on uTunes'. uTunes. Adorable!
So yeah I'm getting used to the ins and outs, like rude customers or erratic queues leading to coping under pressure. There are great things too though as previously mentioned, and getting to discover new music all day while you're working is pretty brilliant. Right now this is the biggest change in my life as of late, so it only seems right to base this blogpost around it. Christmas presents are officially sorted!
So, to those of you that work or have done so previously in retail, what were your own experiences?
Thanks for reading as always,