Pros: working with others and making them feel and look better
Cons: i was forced to get another position else where, because i was just not paid enough to support my family.
I was considered a part-time employee, so I only worked about 30 hours a week, had a varying schedule, which I enjoyed. It is fun to me not doing the "Same old thing over and over." My title at Talbots was "Lead Sales" and I was also a "Key Holder" which meant I could open and close the store when needed. I love to shop, and most of my shopping was done at a Talboys store, so I was already familiar with their clothing, what looked nice together, ect. My manager was a very nice lady with a good disposiiton in life. She was very posiitve and had a wonderful heart. I really enjoyed working for her. When I showed interest in something, she was there to show me the correct way to perform said task and stayed with me until I mastered the task. The co-workers that I worked with were much younger than me, college age mostly, and they were very kind girls. There weren't too many hard things about my experience at Talbots, but if I had to say one thing that I found challenging, it was when an unhappy customer would enter the store and trying my best to please that customer so she would leave the store in a better mood than she entered the store with. I am very good at working with difficult people, so this was always a challenge for me, and 95% of the time, I would succeed at lifting that customer's spirits and making their time at Talbots a plesent one.
The most enjoyable part of my job was selling clothes to women that made them look better. I am a very honest person with others and don't sell something just to make a commission. I try very hard to make one look better and feel comfortable at the same time. Once I have accomplished that, It really made me happy, especially when I would see them return to the store and specifically ask for me by name. It was a very huge compliment to me.