I have a shop! I have a shop! I have a shop!

About a month before Christmas I moved my whole life to a new city at the other end of the country to manage a store. Unfortunately Mother Nature had ideas that didn't correspond with the plans I had when I took the position - the shop is now a certified Danger Zone and we have no idea when/if ever it will be opened again. Thankfully Lady Luck intervened and another store is opening not too far away - I have been offered and accepted the management of this store - on whatever basis I like in regards to the future of my original shop.

I am totally thrilled. FINALLY some stability, some routine, some order after the constant (excuse my pun) shake ups.
For a month I have been a manager in name only - after I lost my shop, I started losing my team. I have been piggybacking on other managers and living in a limbo which wasn't getting me anywhere personally or professionally.
Its going to be amazing to have my own shop to run my way again.
YAY :)
jellibeanz jellibeanz 26-30, F 10 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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That's awesome! I love it when the universe smiles at you. :) What kind of store is it?

Thanks! Its kitchen and homewares - in the end I stayed at this particular store for 6months and it was awesome :) Iv now moved cities (again!) and am managing a new branch of the same chain. Its much more work and pressure but its good :)

Wow, you sound like a bigwig!

Thanks Gee and UC :)

Im feeling SO much better - some normalcy for a change :)

Congratulations my sweet friend !! I am so happy for you !!

YAY !!!!!

Congratulatons JB Great news!

Thanks Cheer Squad - you guys are the best! :)

A month to go before opening - recruitment has started already :) Get to hand pick my team! Yay :)

Good to hear fortune smiles down upon you, JB :)

Told you we'd soon be kicking arse Beanz.

Onwards and upwards.

Oh! and I should tell you that your good news has just made my day.

Congratulations. I like what you said about normalcy and routine. I like that too. You must feel like you can finally breathe again, and feel settled.

I'm happy for you.

Well they are paying for my transport.........but the commute isn't as far :)

Thanks FA, its going to be good :) Fingers crossed for no more quakes and all plain sailing. Iv had enough dramas!

Hey, awesome deal there, on getting your own shop! I hope all runs smoothly, and that there are no more tremors! You should be a good boss - just don't get too soft on the personable slackers :)

Oh, and if you need an *** Man, I'm your #1 guy.

..just have to get the company to pay for my airfare :P