Tuesday, January 08, 2008

*Big News!!*

Well, it's official.... I have a new job!!! For now I will still be working in the lunchroom at the school and will work around those hours. I don't want to give up that job until I know that my new job is a good fit.

Last Friday I applied to an online job ad for a new Scrapbooking store opening up here near me... the store is called Scrapbook Pantry.

Anyway, I applied to the online ad and had a phone call later that afternoon. I went into the shop on Saturday afternoon for about an hour to talk with the owner and to see the store. She asked if I would like to teach classes, do up samples for the shop as well as work in the store. I decided after meeting her and seeing the shop that I'd like to give it a shot.

So, I've been in there a few times this week for a couple of hours helping to "merchandise" the store (that means get everything set up). The store will be opening on Thursday morning.

Starting on Monday, I will be working at the shop Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 9:30 until 11am, and then again from 1:30 until 3pm. If it all works out and I truly enjoy working there, I will give up the job at the school and will work Monday thru Thursday from 9:30 until 2:30.

I'm a little nervous about the job as I am not a big fan of change in my life... not to mention I haven't worked more than 8 hours a week in about 13 years!!! I'm also a little worried as I am a stamper/card maker and this is a Scrapbooking Store... not a lot of stamps in there, at least not yet. I am hoping to convince the owner to carry more stamps as time goes on.... I just need to find some new and hot stuff for her to carry!

So I'll be a little busy for the next little bit, running between the two jobs... but I think it will be a fun adventure!

18 comments:

Tracy.H said...

Woohoo, Nancy!!! You will be fine. Might be tired for the first little while...but you will be fine! I will have drop by next week and see ya. ;0)

Cindy said...

Sounds like a dream job!!

Stampmouse said...

wow awesome sounds like a great job. Now to NOT spend all your check on the product there is the key

Toni said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you'll do fine! We all use stuff from scrapbooking on our cards, so you arent as out of your element as you think!

Flossie's Follies said...

Congrtulations, that is wonderful, me I love change, maybe too much. Sure things will work out and you will be a wonderful asset to their business.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Nancy, I'm sure you will love working at the store and time will fly by. I am positive you will love the owner, I worked for her at my LSS before she moved "south", and she's truly a wonderful person. I'll be down to check out the store on Saturday.
Ferne near Lacombe

Deborah said...

Good luck with your scrappin' store job! Deb

Jana Weaver said...

That sounds awesome Nancy! I'm jealous!!! Would love to find a job like that!! Have fun with it, and I hope it all works out.

fran said...

Congrats! Sounds like a great job!

Kay said...

Sounds like a wonderful "dream" job to me. To get paid for doing something you love to do! Only thing hard for me would be taking home any of my paycheck after spending it on merchandise in the store!! Hugs Kay

Trina said...

Yay!!! Good for you!!! I am sure that you will love it!! And think of that extra money for stamping!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Nancy!! I've seen the signs during my commute and have been wondering when they will open...maybe I'll even get to meet you one day!!

Eryn, Crossfield, AB

Michelle said...

Congrats Nancy! I look forward to checking the store out!

Tams said...

Congrats on the job! Sounds like such a fun job. Will have to pop in and check out the store.

ms.espresso said...

Congrats, Nancy! I'm sure you can encourage the owner to bring in some stamping stuff... it really is awesome to have both in one store- we get tons of great response from our customers, and the variety carries us through different crafting 'seasons' :) Have fun working your new job!

Quilt Nut said...

congrats Nancy!
that store is right near my brother's place; i was so disappointed to discover it wasn't open yet when we were out

Charlene Austin (SCS - Willow01) said...

That does sound like a great adventure. I am sure it will be great. I say stamps, stamps and more stamps!! LOL. I don't scrapbook but it's all quite interchangeable to me! LOL.

Crafty in Calgary said...

Congrats! I noticed that store on my way back from the airport- how exciting! I cannot wait to check it out!! :)