It’s hard to believe it, but I have been working for Fossil for 6 months now! My six month anniversary was last Wednesday, as one of the other brand reps pointed out. It doesn’t feel like I have been working for Fossil that long, which makes me think time will start to fly by even faster.
Work in general has slowed down. Sales at Macy’s and Dillard’s were huge throughout New Years, leaving me with little stock in watches. We aren’t getting big shipments in until right before Valentine’s Day, so I’m currently attempting to sell the leftovers from Holiday. This makes for shorter working days and I am back to Netflix and long work-outs in the late afternoon. I have picked up a new GMAT Math workbook, because the practice test I took didn’t go so well in the math department. In high school, math was one of my strongest subjects, but not using simple math and writing frequently in college has changed me into an English freak. The math book so far has been solid and I am getting a better and better grasp on simple concepts that I have long forgotten or blocked out of my mind.
I finally rode my bicycle for the first time last weekend. After spending many hours trying to piece it back together (all it needed done was putting on petals, the front wheel, and the front brake), I had been waiting for the weather to get better. I am also afraid of riding around Dallas because they aren’t the nicest nor the most patient drivers. Defense riding cannot be overstated in this town. I rode my bike to a coffee shop last week and practiced some GMAT. In the morning I checked the weather app and it wasn’t supposed to rain until 2:00 p.m. Of course, Texas being Texas, it starts raining at 12:00 p.m., right when I want to head back home. I tried to wait it out, but the rain was not letting up, so I rode home in the rain. It was exhilarating, but my shoes and most of my clothes were soaked by the time I got back. Note to self: don’t trust weather apps, if it is going to rain in Texas, assume it could be anytime that day.
The real reason for this blog post though is an email I received two weeks ago from my boss titled “Exciting Opportunities.” All the brand reps received it and speculated what it might be. I thought it was going to talk about presentations we were supposed to work on, others thought it was about new job openings, and some thought it was going to be something infinitesimal. Last Wednesday, we arrived at the office dying to hear what these “exciting opportunities” where. They ended up being job opportunities that we could transition into now! The one I have applied for is Global Wholesale Operations Coordinator. I would be in charge of inventory and shipping of all non-product materials and I would work with operations, marketing, merchandising and other departments. I want to learn more about the position through the interview and see if it will be a good fit for me. Part of me is torn because I want to shadow other people in Fossil and I’m not quite ready for the office yet. However, the other part of me knows that I won’t want to wait until August to go into the office. I interview next week, so we shall see what happens.
Here’s to new opportunities and where ever they will take me.