Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wishful Wednesday

Theres something I've always wanted to tell you guys...And just so happens this something was also the topic of Kelsey's Wishful Wednesday!

'I wish' .... I could go back and spend one day working at a job from my youth, and it would be Sees Candies! (but please just one day)My 17/18 year old self looked pretty stupid snazzy in that starchy white dress! I was one of only a few employees without grand kids (and wrinkles. jk!)
For convenience a best and worst list.

Best Part About Working There:
The constant smell of candy. Have you ever walked in a See's store? It always smells good.
Wrapping boxes of candy for a customer, if its for a birthday or special occasion. I loved wrapping boxes, using the cute stickers and ribbon they had!
Helping a customer that wanted to make up their own 1lb box. Picking 20-24 pieces of candy, seeing all the different selections. Oh and people like chocolate, and are usually pretty happy to buy it. So seeing the face of the person after I weigh their pound of candy was pretty cool.
There were lots of other bonuses about the job. Free chocolate anyone? I'm super picky and honestly only like a select few types of their chocolates so I didn't eat a lot (enough to gain thunder thighs though ha!) while I was there. But it was really nice to grab one of my favorites, a peanut butter patty or caramel when I was craving one! The pay was good, the older lady's were nice, and all and all, it was a really great first job!
The Only Bad Parts Were:
The Christmas/Easter/Mothers Day/Valentines Day rush. See's has special packaging and goodies for almost all holidays and events. (Halloween, Fathers Day, Graduation, everything.) Thanksgiving was pretty busy too. But oh my godddd do people like their See's candies for Christmas or what? Let me tell you, yes they do. They really like their marshmallow trees too. A gift for neighbors, teachers, pastors, mother in laws. A 1 pound assorted box is the best seller ever. Not really I have no clue but we sold alot of them. Oh and lets talk about all the guys coming in on Valentines Day Eve! I don't know if you knew this or not but its the 14th, every year. I understand not buying it too early in order to keep it fresh, but an hour before closing, the night before Vday= a line long enough to wind out of the store.
I was lying when I said the older lady's were nice. They were grumpy and bitter and they got mad at me when I made mistakes. Sorry I accidentally charged $3300 instead of $33 but hey I've only been working less than a month. Seriously, I hated making mistakes, having to fill out a void form and asking a grandma to come approve it. Up above when I said "but only for one day", it was because I didn't like how stressed I felt working there. Older lady's stress hard. They would run around like chickens with their heads cut off, freaking out about sales and inventory like their lives depended on it.
But good and bad, I will never forget wearing that hideous dress and bow working there!
So do you like See's Candies? Do they even have one where you live? Lots of people would come in to buy candy to take to their family or to mail off, I guess some places on the east coast and in the south are not home to any See's?

Check out others Wishful Wednesday's @ The Seattle Smiths.

6 comments:

Adrienne said...

awwwe man I would not be able to work in a candy store...lol it was bad enough in an ice cream place

Erin said...

I don't think we have them around here but my grandmother grew up in New York and loved See's Candies. She ALWAYS had them around Christmas and very often at other times of the year. I loved eating them with her because she never limited me to just one like my momma! :) I think See's are much better than Russell Stover.

Susan said...

This would be my dream job now! haha (since I'm old!) I would probably weigh 200 lbs! cute blog, glad you stopped by mine:) have a great day!

Trish said...

Oh my gosh! I can just see cute little you in that white dress! I am so sorry those ladies were mean to you, that's not nice at all! Mean grannies! :) Caramel + Chocolate = heaven! xoxo

Gina said...

I don't think we have a See's Candies around us. I worked at a cookie place and it sounds like a very similar job. I'd like to go back there for one day, too. :)

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I went to See's Candies for the very first time here in Seattle!