Truth be told, I had high hopes about working in retail as a woman, but I had great doubts that it was really possible.
In response to yesterday's post, I received e-mails from readers who knew girls who actually worked in retail en femme. Then I received an e-mail from a reader who had actually worked at Nordstrom en femme.
Motivated by the e-mails, I went to Dress Barn during my lunch hour yesterday.
Entering the store, there was only one sales rep on the floor – someone I did not know. She asked me if I needed help and I asked her if there were any managers in the store. She named two and I asked her if I could see the one who I knew from past Dress Barn forays.
The sales rep called out to the manager who was in the stockroom. A minute later, the manager exited the stockroom pushing a rack and when she saw me, she exclaimed, "Stanley!" Then she walked over to me and gave me a big hug.
She asked me how I was and I told her about my job situation. Then I asked her if she would hire me when the time came. And she replied that she certainly would hire me without a second thought!
That was music to my ears!
|Roman Vojtek femulates Helena Vondrackova on the Czech Republic's version of Your Face Sounds Familiar.|