Sunday, March 28, 2010

Well, I was updating regularly

It's been a while since I last posted, this week has been a little unpredictable.

As some of you may or may not know, I work part time at a Banana Republic Factory Store. I mostly go in for the real early shifts (6 am, 7am, & 8am) and do all the "before we open" work such as changing the signs, marking items down, shipment, and cleaning.

This week was our flow week for shipment. That basically means that we get in new product for spring and have to rearrange the store. The items we get shipped to us is a lot more than normal also. We wound up getting two of our trucks on the same day, so we went from working a 4 to 6 hour shift to over 8 hours to get it finished. The only good thing about this mishap was the fact that we got it done in one day and had the next day off. I liked that a lot because it meant not having to get up at 5:30 am two days in a row for 5 hours of work tops.

So, three days of shipment turned into two days of shipment. The next shipment we got was all replenishment, which is just more sizes of the product we already have in the store. We basically open it all and run the sizes we need to the sales floor for customers and back stock (categorize the rest of the items in the stockroom) everything else. That didn't take too long, so it only took us 4 hours. We also had a going away party for one of our shipment employees that day as well. Our supervisor took us out to eat since Jamie is transferring to an Old Navy store next week.

After all of that, I also went to hang out with my friend Chris, who I haven't seen face to face in a while. We are basically starting our friendship over, and since we've been chatting on facebook a lot, we wanted to hang out in real life as well. We went to eat sushi and hang out with some of our other friends - Erica and Howdy. I'd seen Erica recently but haven't seen Howdy in it was really fun. We stayed outside and built a fire, roasted hotdogs, popped popcorn over the fire, and watched movies. I stayed at there house for a really long time and then went to do the normal hanging out at my boyfriend, Will's house.

Combining a 5:30 am wakeup call for shipment, having lunch with my supervisor and coworker, hanging out with friends til 11 pm, and staying up with Will til almost 3 am, my day turned into a 22 hour awake day. Needless to say, I slept in the following day and then had trouble going to sleep so that I could get up at 6:30 am Saturday morning for my 8 am shift. I think I managed to get 4 and a half hours of sleep.

After going to work on little sleep, I came home and played outside with my Mom, sister, and niece for hours. We rode bikes, played games, cooked out with my Dad and brother in law, and ate. It was loads of fun, but running on 4 and a half hours of sleep caused me to pass out at 8 pm and not wake up until 8:30 this morning lol.

All in all, I think my sleep schedule might be back to normal and luckily I have the day off from work, to catch up on rest and etsy!


  1. sounds exhausting & yet rewarding

  2. that is the perfect way to describe it lol

  3. Thank you for all the great posts from last year! I look forward to reading your blog, because they are always full of information that I can put to use. Thank you again, and God bless you in 2010.