I'm pretty new to this very seasoned team of store managers. Most of them have been with their stores for 5+ years, that is absolutely phenomenal! This was was actually one of the reasons I decided to stick with retail and go with this company as I was all set to go back to school for my Masters and a more secure industry. The closing of my previous employer had me really shook up! Most of the time in retail you have to bounce around to make any money at all, which is a major contributor to the turnover with most companies. Fortunately, this company takes very good care of it's employees and I don't plan on leaving for a long time! Knock on wood! :)
So my district manager wanted us all to submit three fun facts that nobody would know about us for a team building exercise. Here is what I submitted:
1. I hate the taste of Dr. Pepper, root beer and watermelon. Three things that everybody else seem to love!
2. I failed my drivers test when I was 16 because I hit a parking sign while I was trying to park (at the end of the test) which resulted in my failing the test. My 16 year old self was devastated.
3. I was pictured in the Enquirer when I was a few months old after winning a contest my mom submitted me in. (Don't know if I should have admitted that to my co-workers! Ha!) See picture below. Wasn't I cute?!
(Excuse the photo quality. The picture is from 1982 and didn't scan very well, plus it is backwards! But you get the basic idea...)
Know what I thought when I pulled this picture out just now? "So, that's my natural hair color!" Hahahha!