A typical day at work involved welcoming customers into the store, showing them around, and getting to know them and what they're looking for so that we could make educated suggestions for them. After finding a few things for them to try, we'd also assist customers in the dressing room and be their cashier for them when they're ready to check out. Over the year that I was there, I also got to work as a stock specialist as well which meant that half of my time at work was also spent in the stock room where I would organize our shelving system, check in our shipments, and work on overnight floorsets to fill the floor and reorganize tables, wallbays, and shelves. I learned a lot about how to maintain my smile and strong customer service even on rough days, and also that I have a strong eye for organization and getting a job done at a fast pace. Our management team changed more often than any other job I have worked on, but they always brought in a fun crew that gave us great, new suggestions on how to build relationships with people every day. My co-workers at Eddie Bauer felt like family from my first few days there and even though we were competing for sales, we still looked out for each other at all times and worked well together. The hardest part of this job was keeping customer service at my top priority even if my customer was in a bad mood or I was in a bad mood. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people every single day, getting to hear their stories and about the trips they're planning to go on, and helping them pick out what they're going to need to be prepared for their adventures!