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Plan-o-gram

When I was in my teens and early 20s, I was in retail. I worked my way up to department manager at Beall's in 1991ish. Anyone else do retail? Have to follow a plan-o-gram?
When I was in my teens and early 20s, I was in retail. I worked my way up to department manager at Beall's in 1991ish. Anyone else do retail? Have to follow a plan-o-gram?

I've been hinting at Posty McPoster posterisms, but haven't really followed through on it until today. Ha. Not sure why I am so drawn to post, but I'm rolling with it.

I've had a few careers over the years. My first full time job was food service. I was still in high school and I worked for a steakhouse. I was a pescatarian at the time, which is kind of ironic. Anyway, I was promoted twice in the year I worked for them. I got addicted to promotions, but did not want to stay in the restaurant business. Then, I went to retail. I LOVED retail. I worked as a sales associate and model at JC Penney and went on to be a department manager at Bealls. But, I had bigger dreams for myself, and I went to airline school to be a transcontinental flight attendant (gonna show my age here, but they still called that position 'steward' or 'stewardess' at the time) because I was conversational in English, Spanish, French and German at the time. Sadly, while I was working as a gate agent in the airlines, I learned that I get deathly ill on flights, so my career plans were shattered. I had a great fallback, because I was ace with computers. My next careers were all office-related: office technician, secretary, database entry operator/analyst/manager, HR generalist, recruiter & HRIS specialist, IT, database developer, legal secretary, legal consultant, paralegal. But, I have loved all of these. Not all of the companies I've worked for, but the jobs I've loved.

I never forgot plan-o-grams though. These are the specs that corporate gives to retail stores to launch new product and display them in the best visible and possible way to the public. They want things displayed in certain manners. They give you direction.

I think that's what is missing in my life right now. Direction. I have always been a writer, no matter what career path I was following. It has been the very thing that beats my heart since before I even entered kindergarten. Now I need to make my own plan-o-gram of how I would like the rest of my life to progress and how I want it displayed to the public.

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