In the face of so much negativity, I want to take the time to go over the positive I have experienced working there the last several years. Since my original hire date, in November 2011, I have had my up and down days, like with any job, but overall I have had so much overwhelming gratitude for my job at Old Navy.
I have been supported as a #hulahooper, and aspiring artist. I have been coached, trained, and strengthen to be an above average valued asset. I've worked and continue to work with some of the most amazing people I have ever met.
I feel poorly that so many of my #flowartist #friends have decided to discontinue shopping there. I understand, however, I also feel compelled to mention I have seen several different retail shops make poor decisions when it comes to their designs on T-shirts and/or overall marketing. I've never worked at some of those places I have in mind (Target, WalMart, Children's Place, Claire's, etc), I do currently work for #GAP, Inc and more specifically Old Navy, and I love it.
I live in a place where the current #minimumwage is $7.25 an hour. I am paid above that, even though I am technically only an associate. It is my #experience that Old Navy takes care of their employees-- especially the #employees planning on making ON a #career. The #Utah Market in particular are #wonderful at being #supportive of their workers' outside endeavors. I've worked Active Sales Events #HoopDancing. I've maintained a #consistent, yet #flexible schedule allowing me to attend paying gigs, go to #hoop #classes, and attend #HoopCamp
It's in that #spirit I've been inspired to try and write out #goals, #affirmations, #inspiring #quotes, and I even put up 2016's Friends Calendar, because I do have the current ideal work situation, and I feel genuiely #blessed to be able to work for a company for so long that continues to show me support as I pursue all my goals; in the hoop, in my career, in my personal life, health-wise and as an artist.
|I've been reading these daily.|
|These are my resolutions, of sorts. I also want to learn to do a headstand. Like every year.|
|This year's Friends calendar. I love it!|
|This month's personal goals. I need to go over to Jess' and pick out a book to read.|
|Some oldies, but some #goodies|
Anywhoo, outside of work, and gearing up for a new #January, I am #celebrating the fact that the days are getting longer. We are still loving being in the new apartment. Whoot for day 8. And, slowly but surely, I have #faith that 2016 will be a great #NewYear.