Working at Forever 21 for three years has definitely affected my life in many ways. While I met some amazing and also very interesting people there I also learned that saving your paycheck is more important than spending money on clothes and rings. Although sometimes you just can’t help but by things.
Every one in while Forever 21 will have these insane sales where everything is an additional 50% off of clearance item, which is ridiculous because items such as rings are then only 50 cents. Do you really think I would pass that up? This whole sale is what started my ring obsession. It doesn’t help that most rings there at only $2.80 anyway, but the on sale it just makes everything ten times worse.
All the rings I currently own!
As you can see from the picture above it might be getting a little crazy, but trust me it cannot just be any ring that can make it into my collection. I am extremely picky, but I will still probably be adding many more to this. The sad thing is that I know when one is missing… Happy ring shopping!
As usual I am working at Forever 21 over the holidays. I don’t really mind ever working at Forever 21 because it is a job I am used to, but this past week has been ridiculous. Let me explain.
To start out, last week I came down with the flu. I’m not completely sure it’s the flu, because I did not go to the doctor, but I am pretty sure it was something to that extent. I had a fever. I threw up at work, and still completed my shift. It was not that big of a deal I’ve thrown up at work before and still worked. You just kind of learn to suck it up and go on. Shockingly though the throw up is not what made my job miserable at times this week. It was the hours and the people. Typically we are open from 10 AM to 9 PM, but for the holiday week we have been open from 8 AM to 11 PM. That may not seem terrible but if you open you have to come an hour early to clean and if you close you have to stay an hour later.
Not only have the hours been ridiculous, people have been out of control. While majority of people are really nice due to it being the holidays and they know it is a crazy time, there are those who usually do not shop and so are stressed out by the craziness. Those are the people that I wish would online shop instead. I have been yelled at about our exchange policy, being too hot in the store, and so many other things. The only positive to this week has been the attractive guys that I typically don’t see in Forever 21. The only bad thing is that most were shopping for their girlfriends…
In the end I am glad that I have tomorrow off, not for the holiday, but just for the mere fact that I can sleep in peace and quiet. No bells going off, no customers with complaints, no cleaning, and no dressing up. Tomorrow you can find me in my bed. I am grateful for my bed. Happy Holidays everyone!
I worked Black Friday at Forever 21 for my third time. It’s funny because my first day of work at Forever 21 was on Black Friday my junior year of high school and because of that it is easy for me to keep track of my anniversaries of working there. This Black Friday I worked from 5AM to 3 PM. While this may seem crazy to some people we always get 10 hour shifts on Black Friday so most of us are used to it.
My shift was not that bad, I was in the shift where the midnight shoppers were going to sleep and the normal shoppers were finally getting up. Although I heard at midnight that we had insane lines, people banging on our gates to come in early, and all other crazy shenanigans. I understand that there may be deals but at Forever 21 I feel like you are always getting a deal so I really don’t understand the commotion of being there. I will say though that I never felt like we were super busy, until I counted my drawer at the end of the day and realized I had over $14000 in my drawer alone, so I guess we were busy.
Black Friday to me was not that bad. What killed me was the next day. After working Black Friday I went straight downtown with my friends Catrina and Bethany to see the Circle of Lights, which is a tree lighting that downtown Indianapolis does to our Monument Circle.
I got back home and fell asleep right away. The next day (Saturday) I had to work from 11-7 which typically wouldn’t be bad, but I think I overslept from the exhaustion of Friday that Saturday my body felt even worse. I was in such a bad mood, so I feel really bad for the customers that talked to, because I probably seemed completely out of it and uninterested, which typically is not me.
Thankfully I’m back at Butler now, so it’s back to the usual of studying and learning, but I’m starting to realize that I’d rather do that than work any Black Friday.
I’m an odd child. I love going to the dentist, even when I know that my teeth are hurting and they may have to do more than a cleaning. I love walking out of the dentist and having that clean teeth feeling, but yesterday the news I heard was something that I didn’t want to hear right now.
I went to the dentist not only to get a cleaning, but also because my back teeth are hurting. I kind of had a feeling it could be my wisdom teeth since almost all my friends at home are getting theirs pulled, but I didn’t want it to be. I was hoping it was just a bad cavity. Unfortunately it is my wisdom teeth. My two bottom teeth are coming in and pushing in on all my teeth. It hurts pretty bad, and so now I have to go see the surgeon in order to see when I can get them pulled.
Not only that my dentist thinks I need to go to the doctor because I keep getting sick and my tonsils are extremely swollen, so now I might even have to get my tonsils pulled. So much for summer plans I may just keep getting surgery! I’m not sure about my tonsils yet so for now all I am for sure about is my teeth! So in a couple weeks I will be looking like a chipmunk.
On a more positive note, the Forever 21 I work at is opening earlier than expected. We open on May 25th and now we need to hire at least 90 more people, which is insane! Next week I get to work in the new store setting things up. I’m so excited!
If anyone knows me by reading my blogs we all know I love to do lists! So here is my top five list for this summer! It’s crazy to think I have already been home for almost two weeks, and yet I already have so much I need to do!
Yes I am back at work. I started yesterday. Call me weird, but I actually like working. Especially when I first go back to work because all the clothes are new to me, which is bad because I want to buy them, but good at the same time because I love seeing all the new clothes come out. Also the Forever 21 I work out is moving into a HUGE store on May 28th, so I am really excited for that. I’m sure after that I will be working A LOT.
2. Indy 500 Madness
I’ve lived in Indy my whole life, so 19 years, and I have yet to go to the Indy 500 so this year it is my goal to make it to the 500. I don’t care if the traffic is crazy or what happens I just want to be there. Plus I really just want an excuse to wear an American flag vest, because we all know how great the Indy 500 fashion is. Here’s what I hope my vest looks like!
Part of my Indy 500 outfit hopefully.
3. King’s Island trip
Every summer, me and my friends make a trip to King’s Island. It’s only 2 hours away from Indy so I always make an effort to go! Going during the week is the best because no one is there and you can ride the rides so many times! I really like diamondback even if it freaks me out.
Hands up all the time!
4. Visiting friends
I told so many people at Butler I would visit them, and now I don’t know if I’ll have time! I’m suppose to go to Iowa to visit my friend Katie and the farm she lives on. Just kidding! She doesn’t live on a farm, my friend Catrina, and I just assume. I’m also suppose to visit all my friends in Chicago, but my summer is filling up so fast!
I have so many concerts I want to go to it’s unbelievable! Here in Indy you can buy a mega ticket, which gives you 6 tickets to country concerts, but I didn’t get that this year so now I’m scrambling to get all the tickets I want. Hands down though it is a must that I see Dave Matthews Band, I’ve seen pretty much every summer and I love them in concert!
Hopefully I make it back to Butler with some form of money, until then I’ll be trying to fulfill these top 5 things, and hopefully make money while having some fun!