Jobs...Each of us must do something in order to bring home the bacon. Sometimes we love our jobs and other times, the job is too much to bear! When I first moved to Michigan, my first job was as a salesgirl at a stuffed animal store. The name was Noah's Ark. It was located in a local mall at a really good location. Everyone coming up the escalator to hit Lord and Taylor's got to see the animals overflowing from our store. We had a huge variety in quality and prices. Some were perfect for a child to buy...under $20 to a giant one like in the photo that ran for over $2000.
I loved helping other people find the perfect gift and learned a great deal about different stuffed animal companies like Steiff and Paddington. Honestly, I didn't know that stuffed animals were collectables....dolls yes, and we sold those too!
While I loved working at the store, I didn't like the hours. I worked each and every Friday and Saturday night. Lowest person on the totem pole. Eventually it took it's toll on my marriage. Hubby wanted to go out and have fun, but I had to work.
Another store was looking for someone who could work days. And while the store didn't sell cute stuffed animals, it did sell clothes for working women. So I switched careers and was one of the first employees for the new Career Image store at the mall. I even went on to become the floor manager there until I went back to college.
I do have good memories of my old jobs. I didn't always leave them with good feelings but looking back now, I can say I enjoyed them. What odd jobs have you done? What job would be your favorite one to have? Which would be the worst? I'd love to hear your thoughts and who knows... maybe we work together!
Musings from Michigan