I just got a job. It is my first time in a full-time retail position since the 1990s and it is with a national company. I know my pay rate* and title, but not really what the job is all about yet. I have never been hired for a job before without an actual sit-down interview. It all came down to my online application, a drug test, and I guess the fact that when I arrived at the store I had no visible tattoos, piercings, and could be understood when I answered some basic questions that were not really work related. I am used to corporate and government hiring practices and this struck me as such a strange way to hire someone, but from what I observed it was the way it is done. Mysteries abound. Before I start, I will attend an all-day orientation where I will find out exactly what the job entails. Well, I hope so.
The funniest thing is for the first time I will be wearing a uniform of sorts, a solid color shirt and khaki pants. I get to choose them myself so be assured they will fit well and have some style to them. However, my already existing wardrobe and all my future sewing projects will not be seen on a daily basis. :(
Unrelated, and not just as a way to wear cute clothes (and justify my stash) but I am also volunteering with a local history museum and a cultural arts organization. So that is how and where I will express my sartorial joy. Whew!
*Why am I consistently making less money the older I get? This, I do not like.