How much is your dream worth? Or why I worked at Converse on Black Friday
Last night I went to work at the Converse store at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. My shift was from 8:00 at night until 5:00 in the morning. I was hired for one day.
These gray Converse Chuck Taylor’s kept me comfortable on my feet for nine hours.
There were people waiting in line when the door opened, and there was a steady stream of customers coming in for the entire nine hours I stood by the front door. Well, I did get a break in the back room and put my feet up for an hour, so for the entire eight hours I stood by the front door.
Woman, men, and children shopping with their parents. They bought shoes, sweat pants, sweatshirts,shirts, watches and shoelaces.
I helped customers find their right size in the clothing section. I greeted people when they came in, straightened the clothing, picked up garbage off the floor, handed out candy canes and folded the t-shirts that were unfolded.
Why did I work on Black Friday?
People want to shop and I want to pay for my InDesign class next semester at my local community college. The class will teach me how to format the books I have written. The class is $439 dollars and it starts on January 14th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
To help finance the class I will sell on ebay jewelry from Phillippe Ferrandis’s first collection that I bought in Paris in 1983. My golf clubs, a small radio, books, and an archery target I will sell at Jakes on Highway 100 in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania at their flea market.
How much is your dream worth?
Have you ever taken a part-time job or sold things to help pay for your dream? Please tell me in the comments. I would love to talk with you.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.