Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Not quite consistent

I went to a fashion retailer in Hastings the other day. An assistant went into the window to change the display. She did not remove her sandals before stepping in.

The next day I saw another assistant cleaning the same window in the same store who was in her bare feet. I wonder whether the store manager prefers shoes on or off when in the window.

20 comments:

Tasha said...

I work as a manager for the shop - Edinburgh Woollen Mill and in our store it is required that staff remove thier shoes in the windows.

We also have a window dresser wgho is responsible for the displays. She works on a regional basis covering a number of stores.
She carries slippers with her which she changes into when working in the windows.

Matthew Celestis said...

Very good policy.

Thanks a lot for sharing that, Tasha. Have you visited this blog before?

Anonymous said...

Haha, funny! Different kind of people working in the same place, that was good!

Tasha said...

Hi,

No I have'nt been here before, but you are doing a fantastic job.

I agree completely with shoes off at home.

Matthew Celestis said...

Anonymous, are you an anonymous who has visited and commented here before?

Feel free to select name/ URL and put in a name or nickname.

Matthew Celestis said...

Tasha, thanks a lot.

Tasha said...

Your'e welcome - keep up the good work.

Are you aware of Edinburgh Woollen Mill?

I try to keep a happy and relaxed atmosphere and with this in mind if, although it does'nt happen often if one of the assistants wants to remove thir shoes I let them.

Matthew Celestis said...

I certainly am aware of the Edinburgh Wool chain.

Not somewhere I shop in much, I am afraid, but I remember buying shortbread from one of your stores.

Tasha said...

Glad you've heard of us!!

Back in the winter I spent several weeks working shoeless having removed my boots.

Matthew Celestis said...

Good for you.

Tasha said...

Thanks - just more comfy and less hasstle than bothering taking shoes with me.

I let thev stff do the same.

Matthew Celestis said...

Are you viewing this site from the UK? I couldn't place you on the visitor stats.

Tasha said...

Yes Wales - hope that helps.

Not sure if my last post made sense - basically if the girls in the shop wasnt to take thier shoes off I let them work in their socks.

No one has ever complained.

And in the snow no one complained about me bieng in skirt and stockinged feet.

Matthew Celestis said...

Right. I noticed somebody visiting from Wales on the stats, but I have a regular Welsh visitor.

How do you find people removing shoes in homes in your area? Do you need to ask people often?

Tasha said...

I find most of my friends do it without asking, but I have to ask people like meter readers etc.

When I visit friends I always do it to be honest even if they don't have a shoes off policy.

Tasha said...

I have to go soon, but have loved chatting with you today.

Matthew Celestis said...

Excellent stuff, Tasha. Please visit here again.

Tashsa said...

Sorry - only just seen your meassage.

Thank you.

Working (shoeless) today so can't post too much!!

Matthew Celestis said...

Don't be sorry, I don't expect you to spend all day on this blog!

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