I always hear the expression, is it a full moon today? It’s usually an expression of someone who is having a bad day or dealing with nutty people with attitudes. Well I work with the public, so, let me tell you, if it wasn’t a full moon last night, it probably should have been.
I won’t bore you with the details of my day, just the high points. I had a candle party today. Well, sort of a party. Our bank allows employees to have a party of sorts of the break room during lunch. I had a candle party. Not many showed up, but it should be enough to make a decent showing.
The home party biz is an odd thing. I can speak from experience because I’ve been one of those ladies. I used to sell jewelry on the side. Daytime banker nighttime jeweler. Cute, I know. The company I worked for was what I call, one of the good ones. However, I sometimes wonder at the personalities that this kind of business draws. To be a salesman, whether you are selling electronics or make-up, all have to have a level of confidence that some people shrink from. When I see someone take on the knock-down-drag-out world of home party sales that can’t say hello to you without looking at their hands, I cringe. I give them two weeks and a huge dent in their bank account from all the supplies they had to order.
The real hard sellers are the ones that get others like me to do this. I was told I had the “gift” to recruit others to sell. I was already using that gift to get people to take out mortgages and buy annuities. I was replete of the energy to add to my plate. Selling the bling was not that hard. Most ladies like jewelry, selling the biz was not my cup of tea. I was successful as a jewelry lady, my life changed suddenly, so I had to let it go.
I guess the moral of this rambling post is for you to choose your career wisely, don’t let it choose you. If you are going to be a Mary Kay lady, be the pinkest and most Mary Kayer you can be. If you are going to sell jewelry, be a perky jewelry lady. I could go on.
Today it was candles for me. In the less than correct vernacular of the folks, “I love me some candles!”