Carib Wind Cabarete
My most recent employment, until May 2015, was in a retail establishment called Carib Wind Cabarete. This active retail store carries major sports/beach brands such as Roxy, Billabong, Quicksilver, Dakine and many others. In addition to the retail space, Carib Wind Cabarete is home to the world-famous Laser Training Center where some of the finest sailors in the world come to train in the Laser Olympic Class dinghy. Due to past retail experience, I was charged with receiving new merchandise and entering it into the store’s system. In addition, I counted the money each morning and evening and placed alarms and price tags on new products. I enjoyed interacting with customers, helping them find the clothing, shoes or sailing equipment they required and handling sales at the register area.
Perhaps the high point of my time at Carib Wind came when a Master’s regatta was held in the bay just in front of the Laser Center. Since I have much experience in photography, I was asked to go along in one of the chase boats and record the regatta from the water. This was an action-packed, exciting experience, and I enjoyed learning about the intricacies of sailing these fast, athletic little boats. I look back with great pleasure on my time at Carib Wind Cabarete, and on the friends I made among my co-workers.