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I worked at Artist and Craftsman Supply
The discount of course was considerable. Can't beat it if you are an artist especially when, like myself, your matierials are on the expensive side: oil paints and mediums, brushes, canvas, stretchers, and such. I was the store manager and given a carte blanche to revision the entire store as it was in a basement and dismally underperforming when I accepted the task of running it. Remember, this extremely strenuous and frequently frustrating experience is what I am calling a PRO comment!! It was one of the most satisfying work experiences I ever had. From being an underperforming store before I became the manager to turning it around and getting my store paying it's own rent in less than a year, I still take great pride in that accomplishment. It was a very very difficult job and had to be approached from every angle possible to figure out how to make it succeed. It was absolutely primary to get the store looking and feeling exciting, 'sexy', fun, welcoming, and customer-centric. We had to gather customer feedback in any way we could, know what they wanted and needed and get it on the shelves. The intricacies of being responsible for a business that was on the verge of being closed or thriving was like a tightrope walk. The most interesting thing about that period was that it was so difficult and yet it was one of the best jobs I ever had. Though I was thoroughly exhausted by the time it was over I felt a lot of pride in what I had been able to accomplish.
Working 60 or 70 hour weeks sometimes. I still don't know how I did that. Not having enough money coming in to hire more help. Very hard especially when I felt really exhausted. Basement location was very challenging.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Artist and Craftsman Supply in August 2014.
Very Short Interviews with manager, with a follow-up after back and forth contact. Simple and basic interview questions about experience and what you would be able to bring to the team.
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