We've got your hats, boots, and gloves.
For all your fun in winter wear
Old Navy has it.. .something....
I started work at Old Navy right after I graduated high school.
I worked at ZCMI my senior year until the transition to Meier & Frank and things kinda went downhill...
I had been unemployed from about April -June and started Old Navy in late June.
I worked at about 6 locations for ON back in the day but mostly in the Salt Lake Valley or in Logan, UT.
I loved that job- I did mostly the logistics and operations for the shipments and preparing the floor for new displays. LOVED IT. So much I even had the SKU numbers memorized for the baby department for a while (I have a thing with numbers...).
I can't remember what year it was (and I won't disclose cause I look younger than I am) but it was Black Friday while I was working in Logan, UT.
Every store that year had an employee "audition" to be the store Elf.
No one auditioned in our store so my manager begged me last minute (as in "will you be the elf cause the district manager wants to know right now and he's outside the office door") to be the Elf.
Little did I know I had to tell the DM how I auditioned.
I vaguely remembered a song from the previous year for the ON ad's.
Hence my lines from above!
Can't remember the last line, can't find it in Google. Your loss? :)
(note, I am not featured on the CD from that year :))
Well the Elf's job was to watch the checkout lines- if they all got too long, and all registers are open, to entertain the people waiting.
I would wheel a ladder to the front, stand up on it and sing, play games (with prizes like coupons off), and just be a complete goofball. Of course in a Santa hat.
Part of the job was to greet people on Black Friday when the store opened.
It was some awful hour, like 4am or 5am.
I'm a morning person so it was fine.
But still VERY dark outside and if any of you know Logan, UT in the winter BITTER cold.
I'm talking your windshield is frozen over on the INSIDE of the car, doors frozen shut, 5 degrees out but the canyon winds make it about -15 degrees.
Anyway... My job with greeting was to hand out breakfast bars to the folks.
They were really good too- like apple crisp, banana bread, just super good.
I'm standing at the front, in front of a table of their famous Performance Fleece shirts, and my manager goes to unlock the door.
People didn't come is as fast as I thought.
It was steady but not crowded.
Ha! I shouldn't have thought that.
Within 15 seconds HOARDS of people are crowding in.
I'm trying to hand each person a breakfast bar.
I start falling backwards. Luckily I had an assistant of sorts (gotta mention here my good buddies who were possibly there- Miquelle, Jessica, Than, Amanda, and many others!)
She held me up but then people were reaching into my bag to grab their bars.
I stand up and yell "if anyone wants the breakfast bar they will wait for me to hand it to them!"
I may be a petite gal but I am stubborn and fierce!
Then people obeyed.
And all this for $1 fleece scarves.
I still can't stand the smell or feel of their fleece.
So with this story in mind please remember as you shop next week that us workers- we're as excited as you are but we're also kinda scared. Be nice and courteous or you might get the SMACK DOWN of a redhead. :)
*this is not a sponsored post though it should be for all the experience I had at ON back in the day!