Friday, March 3, 2017

You're Hired

Yesterday, I wrote about some career opportunities I might pursue after I leave my present job, including the following: "Would a woman's clothing store hire me as a saleswoman? The managers of the local Dress Barn know me well and like my fashion sense, so maybe they would be willing to hire me."

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!




Source: Lulu's
Wearing Lulu's.




Roman Vojtek
Roman Vojtek femulates Helena Vondrackova on the Czech Republic's version of Your Face Sounds Familiar.

36 comments:

  1. Wow, what great news, Stana!
    Congratulation from a german reader and great fan of your blog.
    I hope you will tell us many adventures from your second life....

    hughs
    Eliza

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    1. Thank you! You can be sure I will tell all!

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  2. So good, Stana. Maybe an ill-wind could do you a lot of good. Look forward to you working as a woman.

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    1. Like they say, when you get lemons, make lemonade!

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  3. That would be a dream job..
    I'd love to hear the story of the reader who worked at Nordstrom en femme..
    G

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    1. If I can do Dress Barn, I can probably do Nordstrom, too!

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  4. Stana, that is fabulous news! ~ You must have walked out of the store on Cloud 9 ~ I hope the rest of your life situation allows you to take advantage of this opportunity ~
    hugs,
    Lori

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  5. Fabulous news, girl! Could be the start of something very good! When you're ready, go for it!

    Mandy

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    1. I am ready now! But I will have to be patient.

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  6. Congratulations! You continue to inspire, Stana.

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    1. Thank you, Peter, for those kind words!

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  7. Welcome to the wonderful world of the working retired...LOL

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  8. Ms. Stana, After reading and discussing with the other ladies, we can to the conclusion that you should considered any jobs that would utilize all of your abilities
    to help people become the most feminine they can be. The photo of yourself in the dress and pointed shoes shows us that are a woman with her own unique feminine style, beautiful, graceful and willing be help others in anyway she can. Congradulations and as we as say "You Go Girl" and don't let anything or anyone stand in your way of getting what you desire. Love Ya, For The Ladies, Ms. Stacey Anne Smith.

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  9. Over the years of being a good friend and customer of the store you built up a bank of good will. Their open arms are no surprise...just an example of 'karma' at work.
    Pat

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  10. It is so nice to get validation. May you always have this good fortune.

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  11. Dear Stana,

    You GO, GIRL!!! FABULOUS!

    Love,

    Sheila.

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  12. Let me know when you start so I can come in and buy some profession attire for work.

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  13. Fantastic news!!!

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  14. Two words:
    Company
    Discount

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    1. Two more words: self control

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  15. Stana now is the time to tell your co-worker that Stana will be in for Stan until his retirement.

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    1. I like that suggestion, Barbara!

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