Monday, July 30, 2012

Dollar Dollar Bills Yall!

Today I am linking up with The Bargain Blonde on "How I make that money honey!"
I work in fashion and can honestly say I never, ever, ever saw this on my career radar.  I went to Georgia State University and majored in Business/Hospitality.  I had huge dreams of planning events/weddings, but when the economy crashed there wasn't a job in site.  

M and I had just moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles and knew no one.   I signed up with as many temp agencies as I could praying for full-time work.  After working odd jobs for 5 months I got a call looking for a long term temp as a Receptionist.  I took it before they told me the name of the company.  Three years later I am now the Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer!

I really, really like my job!
Yes, not every day is a great day, but there are more good than bad.
My days consist of lots of scheduling, travel and organizing someones life {which can get pretty stressful}.
Some days are super busy, some days not so much.
Working for a $5 Billion dollar company has a lot of perks.  
We have an onsite store, cafe, an unreal holiday party and Lady Gaga's eyebrow waxer once a month for onsite appointments.
Our talent pool is amazing and you never know who is going to email you or walk through the doors.
The founders have lots of famous friends so you never know who you are going to see on campus {Hi Kanye!}
We throw fabulous parties, in-store events and employee appreciation days.
Yes, we get an employee discount.
Yes, we do have to wear the clothes, but not head to toe.
I do work in the ghetto of Downtown LA which is probably the worst part about my job.
The best part about my job is I get to see first hand how decisions are made from the very top.  A lot of what I learned in business school I can relate to real life.  It makes my college degree seem worth it!

I have to tell myself sometimes when it gets crazy stressful that we are not curing cancer here, we make jeans {although some would disagree}.  


Michelle said...

Wow I would LOVE to work for Guess! Sounds great :)

Krisha said...

WOW! Guess sounds like an amazing company to work for!! I'm an Admin Asst too & I love the pic--SO true!! My boss is the Chairman of the world's largest PR company and although the travel is pretty cool, seeing Kanye on campus would be pretty freaking sweet too. Best of luck to you--I completely understand the hectic stress level!

The Pink Growl said...

your job sounds pretty awesome!

Kelly said...

I am an EA as well (until I move to Austin next month for school)and the photo description above is so spot on!

Amber said...

Sounds like a fab {but hectic} job!

Alyssa said...

What an awesome job!!! And how wonderful that you love what you do! :)

Sara said...

That's some awesome perks! I want an eyebrow waxer to come to my office.

Anonymous said...

I worked at BCBG for awhile and it sounds lot like Guess. I liked it too, but the location was awful!! Perks are always great in a job! :)

The Preppy Student said...

I think guess is a great company but not exactly my style. this sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of work! I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog! Have a happy Monday:)

Stephanie said...

So jealous! Do you get your eyebrows waxed with Lady Gaga's waxer??!?

Chelsea said...

Love this!! I can't imagine what it must be like to work in that industry! I'm so glad you've found something you enjoy because that silly economy sure hasn't made it easy!! Lady Gaga's eyebrow waxer? Pretty darn cool :)

Jessie said...

Sounds like a great job!! I would love to be a executive assistant

pretty little things said...

Great post! I love your blog and I'm your newest follower! hope you can check me out as well! : )

Lindsey said...

oh ma gawd! What a freaking fantabulous job!!! FO REAL! Amazeballs. I'm totally jealous and I want to steal it from you. So glad you linked-up and shared! XOXO

Hollie Ann said...

you saw kanye at your work!?

ummmm hello baller!!!!

lemme know next time you're down here in sd!

Kate said...

"I do work in the ghetto of Downtown LA"
Ha that made me laugh! Sounds like you have a pretty great job otherwise!

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