“A Couple of Good Ideas Makes Money”
High School Days
Sometimes in your Lifetime… you just might want to think back… about those very busy days you had in High School.
As I am now giving some time to remembering those “FUN” days at School… and then also thinking about having a job to go to… after School, and also on Saturday and Sunday.
It is FUN… to be able to remember friends at School and also some of the stuff that I did… like having a job, that I really did like, and always made it my business to be there on time and every day as scheduled.
Just Thinking about those good ole Beaumont High School days in the early 1950’s!
Two girls, that I really remember – Gloria Starr and Linda Evans, as they, both worked in the school lunch room and talked me into working there too… stating that … you will get your lunch free and get to see everyone … as they pick up their food to eat, each and everyday .
Gloria Starr was that gal about and all around school… as she just knew everyone!
Those were the days of “high energy” – with a good lunch …”FREE” and then making it possible for ME to also have a job after School… as, I was able to work almost every day after school at the … 5 & 10 STORE on the corner of Grand and Olive.
That was a very busy area with the Fox Theatre just down the block.
Anyway, I was working in the “Toy Department” on the second floor, till 9;30pm and on Saturdays and really enjoyed working there.
After working there for awhile, and sizing up the area… that I was put in charge of … and observing most of the customers… that is most people coming into the store to buy … did not notice nor see that merchandise was above eve level in different departments… and also above those counters with standard items.
Also, those large items hanging from the ceiling areas in different areas… some very special items that most all kids would really like to have, if only they were in plain view for the children and their parents to see and ask about?
If only… they could see and get their hands on???
So, one day… when the Floor Manager and Big Boss were walking around AND IN… my area … I just stepped out from behind he counter… took a breath of air and thought… I will put in my 2-cents worth of ideas… for all there worth!
I just ask them if they could see everything in and around in my area… and if they notice those items up high out of sight?
Also, said that those larger items could be sold if anybody could see them?
The answer that I got back was – the customers will ask for what they want… and or can not find?
But… then… my answer was, “why make it difficult to sell?”
Saturday came, and then… there were extra people in my work area… and just like that – “eye level” merchandise made all the difference… and… I was immediately busier!
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