My job at Younkers is easy, challenging, fast-pasted and hard all rolled into one. I work in the Juniors' Department. I am the only full-time associate in that department. As the only full-time associate my duties include: Markdowns at the beginning of the week, setting sales during the week, putting out new merchandise onto the floor in the order of the flow pattern set by corporate, as well as cleaning out fitting rooms, putting the clothes that have been tried on back out on to the floor and assisting customers at the register. When I started in the Juniors' Department I was only part-time. There was another girl that was full-time who did all the things that I have just mentioned. When she left, I got the full-time position and made a few changes in that department. Since there were so many markdowns, clearance items and sale items I had to find an easier way to organize it all. So I came up with a system of my own, only for the Juniors' Department. I use simple different color highlighters to make different marks on the tags of the different clearance items. Example:
A Pink Check Mark on the tag of a marked down item meant that it was 60% off
A Green Check Mark on the tag of a marked down item meant that it was 45% off
A Blue C on the tag of a marked down dress meant that it was 45% off
This system seems to not only make things easier for the customers, but it also helps the girls in my department when it comes time to putting clothes away from the fitting rooms. All they have to do is look at the tag and put it on the correct rack. That comes in very handy on busy Saturdays. I am very into organizing my department. I have a variety of clothes in the department, so complying with corportates flow charts I keep it well organized. I love how my job is a lot of work and sometimes, on the right day, difficult. It keeps me busy and I enjoy it.
I really do like my job, but I am at a time in my life where I want to do something else. I would like a more stable job. I would like to use the skills I have learned at Younkers to help me become successful some place else. I really enjoy the experience, but I think its time for me to try something new.