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Vikki’s Ramblings

  • Hello, let me introduce myself......

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

    My name is Vikki McScrooge!  


    I don’t know if I am being hormonal or if I’m just tired of the BS. Of course working in retail this time of year brings all things to the front if you are edgy about anything.

    I’ve been in the beauty biz for more years than I can count. It is considered retail tho and the hours are the same as major retailers. I’m not complaining about that. I signed up for that a long time ago under full disclosure.  

    What’s making me cranky this year tho is the people. Yes that would be you!  Well you if you shop this time of year and forget to use your manners or make any attempt at compassion or consideration.

    Do people really think that because I’m in retail than I deserve less respect than an office worker? Do people really think its ok to go off on me because their credit card failed to work? Do people really think that the lowly employees in the store selling, ringing or stocking are really responsible for the marketing, pricing or stock levels in each business?

    And really do you expect me to stand there with a smile on my face while you verbally assault me? Is that what you think you are paying for?

    It’s these people that seem worse this year than ever before that are getting to me.

    Or am I just turning into the grouchy old lady?????

    Tis the season.........

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  • My daughter.......

    Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Megan is a Future Professional at Paul Mitchell The School Memphis. She has an awesome opportunity to attend their prestigious event Caper 2013 in Las Vegas.
    To attend for free she must be the first of 20 in her class to sell 50 bags. They are cute bags filled with Paul Mitchell product and appliances. The prices range from $32 to $65 depending on what is in them.

    Now is a great time to start your holiday shopping and these could be a great gift.  

    Please inbox me if you‘re interested and want more details.

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  • Storytime.....

    Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012

    I know the home page has been getting blown up with some.... umhumm.... interesting blogs.

    So I thought we could have a little fun and have a blog written by us all.

    All you need to do is to add on to the last comment made. But do it in story form. And if you can incorporate some of the posts from here GREAT!

    Any questions?

    Just have fun.... it’s meant to be silly!

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  • Just venting a second but feel free to comment.....

    Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    As you know I started a new job a few months ago. It was a bit of a learning curve and challenge which I fully enjoyed. In the process of learning about a new company and learning a new aspect of retail I also needed to hire staff.
    Well of course I took the advice of those in the know and hired someone as my assistant manager with womens clothing mgt experience. Right from the beginning I had reservations about her.
    I’m not going to say I am the best interviewer but I have interviewed thousands in my lifetime so I have skills. Most importantly I rely on my instincts. Until this time.....

    So I hired this woman with experience and almost from day 1 she has set out to try to undermine me, oppose me, and point out my shortcomings. She also has made a point of making it a black/white thing. She also has failed to work as a team player, can be downright rude and has been stern with the staff.

    The staff for the most part are old school retail women. They know what they are doing. They were hired because they know how to dress women and how to sell. Thats what I need them to do. And they do ot well. So they really don’t need to be sternly guided. Yes they occasionally need direction but not treated like children

    I love my job and I love going to work. And I want to continue to.....

    I guess what upsets me is that I have never claimed to be all knowing. I do ask questions of everyone in the store (as well as managers at other stores) and I listen. I take the best of what is said and blend it into what needs to be done.

    This is how I have always done business. And have a successful proven track record. Which other than at point of me being hired into this company I don’t talk about my experience.

    I don’t understand why there has to be a competition, why it has to be a black vs white thing, why one has to be better than another, why team work can’t a good thing, why each others qualifications can’t balance and enhance each other.  

    WHY WHY WHY?????????

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  • This is what I'm trying to do this year....

    Posted on Friday, January 6, 2012

    What does the words in this mean to YOU?

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  • Ok so.....

    Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    I have been a little busy.......

    I left the one job and started the new one at Coldwater Creek. The first few weeks were crazy since I was still tying up loose ends at the old and trying to learn the new one.
    Plus I had to hire staff to replace the ones that left before me.

    So I am super brain tired from all the learning. But I have lost 12 lbs in the process estaticestaticestaticestaticestaticestatic

    A couple weeks ago I had to put my pretty mama cat to sleep heartbreakheartbreak I still cry thinking about it but she was unable to breathe without oxygen. Poopy boy cat is still missing her and cries at night looking for her frown We did however just rescue a mixed lab retriever from the humane society. She is 2ish years old and seems to get along with my cat.

    My sister has came down to stay with us again. While it has been helpful having her here and I enjoy her company (when I’m home) it’s stressful too cuz I worry about her.

    So these past 2 months have are a blur since they happened so fast. I am trying to get back on track but it seems to be taking longer than usual tongue out

    I think of you all and miss the conversation. But I am trying to pop on when I can. Add to me being out of it my cell has NO reception once I am in my store ohhhh

    I am having fun and meeting all kinds of great women. And a few men too that are willing to shop for their women.

    I’ve had to put my kitchen redo on hold but hope to get it going soon.

    My hubz may have blood pressure issues but then again it could be a sinus infection. 2 trips to the drs and it’s anybody’s guess.

    I was having serious back pain and I thought it was from closing the stores in my old job. But nope according to the chiropractor it is just stuck gas. That had me laughing my hiney off..... So I see him 2 or 3 times a week and the pain seems less. NOT because of traditional gas releasing methods either estatic

    So I have decided life is crazy!!!!

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