Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The End of an Era

I've said before how much I love my {daytime} job, and years later, it's still true. 
That doesn't mean it's perfect: we are often understaffed, the phones don't stop ringing, 
I drive 24 miles round trip to take a delivery that leaves no tip.
Sometimes, it's all I can do to keep it together. 

via pennywishes on etsy

But you know what makes it easier? Working with awesome people.
I've been so blessed this last 15 months to have worked under a fabulous manager who doesn't scold me when I make customers blush, cringe when I sing Disney duets with my co-worker Allison while doing prep, or use his face to make characters all in the name of holiday fun.
Two weeks ago he got transferred, and our store's heart was broken.
Although nothing really changes, EVERYTHING changes.

We had a going away party on Saturday and presented him a framed picture that Allison drew.
I dare say he got a little misty eyed.

(Our shirts reflect each person's catch phrase. Is it any wonder that mine says "You're throwing that out?")

And then I thought it would be awesome to put together a "scrapbook" of sorts.
A collection of all the fun and foolishness he's been a part - or had to tolerate - because
who would EVER want to forget all of this?


  1. You always make me smile when I'm in the store or when you deliver. I think you are a blessing to each person that you interact with! Keep on letting your sweet light shine! Laura

  2. Wow, that is incredibly fabulous!!!
    How can anyone NOT get misty eyed!
    So sweet of you put together, what wonderful memories you guys have created. Inspiring.

  3. ohhh nooo he left?

    (here's hoping the next one has a great sense of humor and KNOWS what a joy you are to have there to brighten the place at holidays too)

    now i'm off to count how many miles i am for a delivery! (wink)

  4. Happy trails to Carlos until you meet again ... who knows, he was transferred, he didn't leave the company, he could return or at least you might work with him again. And best wishes to you for "training" the next manager ... Carlos seems to have left some wonderful footprints to follow in.

  5. So sad!!! my husband works for wells fargo and in the year that hes been there everyone who was there is now gone!!! his manager got transferred last week! :(

  6. What a great way to big farewell! It's always sad when great bosses have to move on.

  7. You are just too darn cute. Sounds like a wonderful place and that you will miss this guy a lot. Thanks for sharing this with us all.

  8. First off, I LOVE that sunshine quote in the first picture posted. Super cool and oh-so true!

    I'm so sorry to hear your manager got trasnferred. :(

    I can't even begin to imagine all the fun you guys have in there on a daily basis! But from the super cool video, I think I have a pretty good idea! :)

  9. I'm sorry to hear that you manager is being transferred. I hope you get someone equally as cool! I'm going to miss Baberham Lincoln, too! He's been such a good sport ;-)

  10. Girl, you have a future in marketing and design!

  11. I went to a Potbelly over the weekend and all I could think about was how boring it looked compared to yours!


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