For years I’ve wanted to get an industrial piercing…also known as a scaffold or bar. I’m pretty sure it was freshman year in high school when I saw someone with it, and since then I’ve been jealous. Of course I could have gotten one at any time, since my parents aren’t too concerned with how I present myself (especially since I don’t do anything crazy…so they trust me). However, I never went for it…until this weekend!
Thanks to my two great friends Erica and Siara, they decided to go along with my to The Tat Cave Tattoo & Body Piercing. This place is located at 3629 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 near the Dunning Neighborhood. If your coming from downtown Chicago like myself, take the Blue Line to Irving Park and then hop on the 80 bus. For the amazing price o $20, $25 for credit cards, you can get yourself any piercing. My industrial, which is technically 2 piercings, is included in this price, along with the jewelery too! My friends had gotten a belly button piercing and a cartridge piercing, both for $20. Apparently, this is a great price, since I’ve heard an industrial can be as costly as $50-70…that’s out of my price range. The Tat Cave is fast and relatively painless. Yes my ear is sore, but nothing a pain killer can’t get rid of.
Jokingly, my friend had brought up that having an industrial on your right ear is a way to show that one is gay, but honestly, I don’t mind advertising lol and also, I just got the side pierced in which I’m “handed.” I think it looks great though. If your thinking of getting an industrial, I’d make sure you’re okay with the time it takes to heal, which is about 6 weeks! Pick up a bottle of saline cleaning solution at your Walgreens ($8) and clean it 3 times a day! Also, the guy at the tat cave suggested not changing the jewelery for abut 4 weeks.
So I’ve told you that I’m now a sales associate for the amazing retail chain H&M! And I gotta tell you, I couldn’t be happier.
Honestly, I thought that I wasn’t going to get the job when I applied, since I feel H&M has more of a professional name to it than say, American Eagle or Forever21 (then again, my resume is pretty nifty). But, I was wrong. Thank you H&M for taking me on.
I’ve been there about a month now and so I know just about everything that I need to know in order to do my day to day activities while clocked in. Of course I still need help every once in a while when someone wants to pay with a travelers check, when someone needs help finding a specific item, or when a coworker asks me to call another store to see if they have an item in stock or in a different size (which is actually really annoying to do, and I try to avoid making phone calls). Generally speaking, I can really see myself growing there and staying there for years. What make me the happiest, in the one month that I’ve worked there, my style has started to change. My new philosophy is to just enjoy fashion, not worry about what looks good or whats in and out. Fashion is supposed to be fun!
Anyways, I’m also so happy that my coworkers are friendly. Sure there are a few who haven’t really said anything to me or introduced themselves, but the majority has :DDDD I can really see myself making a few friends, and I think I’ve already made a few. You see, I can’t work somewhere where there’s no interaction between coworkers (like the McDonald’s down the street where the workers yell and scream at each other and even their bosses).
Also, the hours you get are fantastic. Normally at Subway (where I’ve worked for 4 years) you tend to only get like 12 to 15 hours…20 if your really lucky. However at H&M, I’m racking up 27 to 32 hours a week! Can you say “Payday!” It is sort of tireding to work 8-9 hour shifts like 4 days a week, but I’m getting used to it. And like I said “Payday!” I can fin ally make enough on a check to pay my payments, save for an apartment, and shop till I drop. I’ve already bought like $200 worth of clothes there (gotta take advantage of that 25% employee discount).
All I can say is that I’m loving my job. I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch, but it’s only going to get better from here. I can’t wait to share with you guys my hauls and also info about the H&M The Very Best of Versace collection (even though its over). Talk to you soon!
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Its Thursday morning. I didn’t sleep last night. Instead, I slept right after my Wednesday classes until about 11pm. I got up, and then laid back down and watched random television programs like Hoarders and Long Island Medium until I decided to print off a few shipping labels in my dorm’s computer lab (The shipping labels are for my textbooks that I’m having sent in to make some $$$).
Today I’m pretty nervous. I have a second job interview at H&M later on this afternoon. I went in last week and made what I thought was a good first impression to the two creative directors. Cross your fingers! I’m not sure what a second interview means; the woman who called me asked if I could come in today and talk to another manager. Is that good? Who the hell knows…but getting a call back has to mean I stuck some interest in them :DDDD My life is depending on this job. Not only would it be major brownie points to have a job at a clothing store, especially at the amazing H&M, but it’s definitely a confidence boost for me. I’ll share a little secret: there’s a guy I’m crushing on that I know loves H&M…if I get a job here this would be a major shared interest! With crushes aside, I have been wanting to gain retail experience; really when you think about it, a clothing store job is definitely a teenagers dream. I’m just sick and tired of being broke, and working at a fast food restaurant during the summers.
H&M would be a match made in heaven for me: I love their clothes, the ambience, the energy, the workers, did I mention I love the clothes. Their apperal seems to be the best price out there. Being in Chicago, good deals are hard to come by. Also, H&M’s quality is amazing; a button-up shirt I purchased last year has just recently started to fade…and I’ve worn it quite a lot. Since I’m so self-conscious of what I’m wearing, getting that employee discount will be a big help in getting a new wardrobe. Have you seen the workers at H&M…they’re so fashionable. Still, it can be intimidating to have an interview there. I had bought a sweater the day before the interview and a pair of boots from Forever 21 so that I was on my game. My friends’ reassured me I looked the part (and I had a fresh haircut at Sassoon Academy hours before my interview). Worker along side my stylish coworkers will hopefully help me to become a fashionista (even though I’ve mentioned that I hate that word).
I hope all goes well. If I don’t get this job I’ll have no money for my laptop payments, my loan payments, or groceries to feed myself. >< And even if I do get the job, I’m going to need a good $100+ so I can pick up a few things to put outfits together. I can’t work at H&M while wearing Old Navy hoodies…it seems like Old Navy is a fungus growing in my closet. (Sorry Old Navy, I love you, but we going to have to break up).
Enough of me babbling, right? I have to get back my The Sims Social on Facebook peoples. Until next time 😀 Stay sharp (how’s that for a catch phrase?)