I've been accused of complaining a little too much about whatever job I have at the time...Don't we all? Someone asked me a few days ago what my favorite job was...outside of performing. I'd have to say that, my favorite job was at Borders. I held several positions there and each had many downsides but as a whole, the experience did many awesome moments.
There were many things I hated about the job, mainly ill mannered customers and managers that got their positions through favoritism rather than work abilities. The manager that hired me was one of the most horrible people to try and get along with during a shift. The day that we watched her be lead out the store in handcuffs for stealing thousands of dollars over a few months was actually a pretty awesome shift. The weeks leading up to her arrest, she held "a thief among us" meetings to try and cover her tracks.
My time at Borders also brought a few amazing friends in my life, including my good friend Melanie. While working as overnight stockers, Melanie and I were locked in the store from 11pm to 7am to shelve shipments of books that would come in Monday through Thursday. We spent more time reading the books than our managers realized. Thanks to the store's shrinkwrap machine, we could open and listen to audio books and CDs then shrinkwrap them when we finished. Melanie and I learned a good bit of a few languages thanks to the foreign language CDs. We also made a game of finding the weirdest book we possibly could. I thought I had her beat with "Knitting With Dog Hair: Better A Sweater From A Dog You Know and Love Than A Sheep You'll Never Meet" until she handed me a copy of "Hand in the Bush: The Fine Art of Vaginal Fisting." She definitely won the prize.
I've been asked a few times why I quit a job that I enjoyed. No matter how much you enjoy a job, every pasture looks greener. When I left Borders, I was hired as a manager trainee at Tower Records...I left Tower Records after only six hours and immediately started my own business but that's another story.
Borders was nothing like Barnes & Noble in respects to the dress code or personal appearance. While the employees at B&N were sporting their business casual khakis, we were the guys could come into work without changing our style. Some of us looked like we dressed out of the hamper while others looked like they did just walk out of B&N. My usual outfit consisted of a t-shirt from a concert or musical, blue jean shorts and Doc Marten boots. As long as we had no holes that weren't intentional or something inappropriate, we were dressed for work.
When I found out that Borders was going completely out of business, it was news that made me sad but also grateful for the fact that I did work there. If they were still open and given the chance, would I work there again? Absolutely not...It was one of those jobs that you enjoy while you're there and you move on.
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