Seems I Made the Right Career Choice!

In my last little career thread you all gave me such excellent advise and helped me find the perspective I needed.  I thank you very much for that.

To catch you up, I negotiated 5 days at school hours at my current employer and resigned my shifts at Motto.

What I haven't yet shared is this! Last Wednesday I called my Motto boss and resigned.  She was wonderful and encouraging.  The same night we had  Motto team meeting with her (which I didn't attend because I had resigned, and because my hubby had a meeting that evening so I was on mum duty).  So...I received a call from my boss at 9pm that evening (after the team meeting had finished) and she advised me that Motto are closing up the shop here in Bendigo!!  Our last day of trading is this coming Sunday and my last shift is tomorrow (Friday) night.  

What an amazing turn of events.  

Your comments helped to clarify where the future was for me  Those of you who suggested there was no future in retail didn't realise just how on the money you were:)

I am so disappointed that Motto is leaving our town.  The other stores are fine and they have on line but it's not the same.  We have a lot of very disappointed local customers but as I understand it, retail is tough at the moment.  

I may still continue to some social media work with them but we are working that out at the moment.

Otherwise, one door has closed, and another opened and I start my new hours with the NTFP on Monday.

Ladies you are all wiser than you may realise:)

xxx Deborah

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  • UmmLila (Lisa) replied 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I'm glad that you hitched your wagon to the right star, as they say.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Wow - - turn of events indeed. Funny how these things have a way of working themselves out. But as someone working with buyers in retail, I'm sorry to hear that this particular store is closing. That's never a nice thing. 

  • shedev replied 7 years ago

    Glad it worked out for you.

  • JAileen replied 7 years ago

    How lucky was that?!

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  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Lisa it is a shame.  It is just the Bendigo store and I suspect they may not have done their research into the Bendigo market well enough:(

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    I'm sorry, particularly for your coworkers that the store is closing, but I'm sure you will move forward with a sense of confirmation, which is always helpful!

  • Brooklyn replied 7 years ago

    Deborah, I am glad you made the right decision. It's a shame about motto closing though. I just made an online purchase from them (they have no b&m presence near me) and I think I am pretty happy with it. Retail is really tough at the moment.

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    Wow. Crazy. There but for the grace...

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Wow. Maybe they closed because they lost amazing you?

  • Jane replied 7 years ago

    I'm pleased it has worked well for you. You have had a tough couple of weeks (thinking of your DS). So, well done on sticking with those plans.

  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago

    I totally missed the previous post about your work-life dilemma!
    So glad that this has worked out for you Deborah.
    Now I will get to see and hear about more non-Motto pieces you have found - not that I need much encouragement though :)

  • Eliza replied 7 years ago

    Nicely played, Deborah. All the best in your new position and hope your son continues to recover well. Sorry your town is losing Motto. 

  • Helen11 replied 7 years ago

    Well, there you go! I'm sad your local store is closing, seeing empty shops is not good for the community. Very pleased that you had already made your decision. All the best for Monday!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Wow. That was sudden!! What an amazing turn of events. I am so glad it worked out for you, Deborah, and that you made a choice that is lasting. 

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    GREAT news. How very satisfying. 

  • Summer replied 7 years ago

    That's an amazing sequence of events, Deborah.  Now you know for sure that you chose the right path.  Wishing you continued success with your current post.

  • kkards replied 7 years ago

    oh my....yes there is a lot of this going around in retailing today.....

    so glad that it worked out for you!

  • Sal replied 7 years ago

    Gosh- what a turn of events. You made the right call. Times are tough in retailing and if you don't quite have the market right in your area then you are fighting an uphill battle.

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    You certainly made the right decisions.  I suspect that retail is going to continue to decline.  Everyone I know says their children are minimalists. When they do shop, it is online.

  • Style Fan replied 7 years ago

    That was sudden.  Retail is going through a transition.  This is what I have heard.  More online shopping.  Congratulations to you.  You made the right choice.

  • AviaMariah replied 7 years ago

    You couldn't have better validation that you made the right choice.  

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