Friday, 25 May 2012

Hurrah!!

I am so very happy to report that I finally got a job!! Three cheers!!
It all happened so quickly. I handed my CV in on Tuesday morning, got offered an interview Tuesday evening, went for the interview Wednesday morning and got the job Thursday lunchtime. I start work this Tuesday coming and I can't tell you how excited I am!
I bet you're all wondering where it is I'm now working. I am now officially an employee at Cath Kidston Winchester :)
I'm not sure how well known Cath Kidston is over the pond, but here in the UK, it's not just a brand, it's a lifestyle choice. It's a chain of designer shops selling gorgeous handbags, clothing, home goods and fabrics, all in a floral, English country style. They also sell a huge range of sewing accessories; sewing boxes, knitting needles, ribbon, buttons, books etc. It is my dream job because it is just so me.


See, isn't it the most gorgeous shop ever?!

I am so very lucky to get a job there. It's only a temporary position for over the summer at the moment, but the interviewer said they were looking to sign a couple of people on permanently. I plan to show them just how hard working I am to secure one of those jobs. 
There's quite a strict dress code at work. Lots of floral (naturally), no black, only dark denim jeans, sensible shoes and always looking smart with hair and nails and such. If I do get hired permanently (fingers crossed!) I get a fixed allowance to buy Cath Kidston clothes. Genuine Cath Kidston clothes - oh be still my beating heart!
I bet you can tell how excited I am purely by the amount of exclamation marks I've used in this post :) I am so very pleased. Also, houses are being allocated soon so I will soon have a job, a house and the most perfect summer ahead of me ever :)
Best wishes,
 


17 comments:

Tatyana (tookie) said...

Congrats!!!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! And what an awesome job, you lucky thing!! I love Cath Kidston, there were several times when we were in the UK when hubby had to almost drag me out of the stores. You can get some Cath Kidston stuff here, mostly the smaller 'girly' stuff like soap and writing paper, but it's just sooo expensive (It's not cheap in the UK, so imagine what it's like here!). I'll look forward to hearing about how it goes!

EveningEmma said...

Congratulations!

There was (is) a Cath Kidston shop in Leeds when I was there last, I loved it!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh WOW Bekca! We are so happy for you. Congratulations and BIG {{{hugs}}}

I'll have to google Cath Kidston. I've never heard of this place. Sounds like a wonderful place to work!

Deborah said...

I am so happy for you! The store sounds like the perfect place for you. I do love some floral.

Carol said...

How exciting for you, Bekca--I know you'll be a model employee!! I'm happy your summer is shaping up so nicely--enjoy!!

Melissa said...

CONGRATS!

valerie said...

Congratulations on your job placement! Sounds like it will be a fun summer working in the shop.

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations Becka. I am sure your will be great. I have never been in a Cath Kidston shop as there is not one nearby but I have seen some of the things that are available.

Elisa said...

Oh how jealous am I....lol, no really a HUGE congratulations...I bet you won't have much wages left, that's why when I saw them advertising here I thought I'd better not...lol

lesli said...

Congratulations, Bekca! I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of the items in the store....it sounds like somewhere I'd love to go shopping!

Beth Pearce said...

That is fantastic!!! Congratulations.

Melissa said...

Congrats!!! What a lucky girl you are!

Stitching Noni said...

Congratulations, that is fantastic news! Well done you. Enjoy your dream job! I'll keep my fingers & toes crossed that the job becomes permanent!

Catherine said...

Many congratulations to you!! This really is shaping up to be a wonderful summer for you! Oohhhh, that shop looks wonderful!! Good luck!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats! I think that would be a dream job even for me. We don't have Cath here in the states but I sure do love all her things. Especialy the sewing tins! I'll cross my fingers for you that it work out to be permanent!

gillyflower said...

Becka Im so happy for you!
Well done on getting a job in a CK store!!! I'm sure everyone reading this will be envious! How lucky you are, and how exciting, and what a great attitude you have - I'm sure you will impress them.
Its lovely to read at the end how you will have a job, a house and a wonderful summer ahead - I hope everything turns out perfect for you.
Gill xx