Hey everyone! It’s Megan here and I am currently on my lunch here at Southcenter Nordstrom. For those who have been following me since last summer, you know I work at the Southcenter location in Tukwila, WA. Last year I was a support team member which consisted of ringing up customers and clearing fitting rooms (not the glamorous side).
This summer I am working as a sales girl so I am helping people find products and create outfits. My favorite part of my job is getting to meet so many different kinds of people and build relationships with them all.
If you’re interested in what it’s like day to day as a BP sales girl (similar to every department) keep reading and find out why I always complain about how bad my feet hurt by the end of the day-it’s a good pain though.
The day starts with showing up to your department and checking in with a manager. They will give you a run through of the floor and show you all the newest merchandise.
Everyday you are given a “goal” to meet personally which is on average $1,500. You check the “red book” where you find the department goal, your goal, your lunch time and duties.
Duties include keeping the floor organized, taking alterations to the alterations room and many other “chores” to get done throughout the day.
Something I am constantly doing is running “dump”. Dump is clothes that people left in the dressing room or at the cash wrap and need to get put back on the floor. The dump bar is like a never ending pit of clothing.
Once you beat your goal for the day it is like a weight is lifted off your shoulders and then you can breathe again. We are paid commision so even though yes, you made your goal, it is best to keep going and sell as much as you can to make more money in commission.
By the end of the day, my feet hurt like b**** but I know if my feet don’t hurt by the end of 8 hours of constantly running around, I wasn’t working hard enough.
Here are a few of my OOTD’s from the week:
I was hoping the sun would come out this day so I originally wore a dress and then right before I left I decided to put jeans on to stay warm since it’s freezing in this store at all times haha.
Dress: Abercrombie Jeans: Topshop @ Nordstrom Shoes: Toms from Nordstrom Rack Choker: Zaful
This outfit has been my favorite and also my most popular because SOO many people thought I was naked under the mesh shirt I was wearing. The flowers look like they could be pasties so people kept asking if they were. It was a comfy look because I didnt have to wear a bra since I was wearing a see through bodysuit.
Top: Forever 21 Bodysuit: Forever 21 Jeans: Abercrombie Shoes: Converse
I got these overalls for less than $25 dollars at Macy’s when I accidentally stumbled across them walking through the store to get to the Cheesecake Factory. I love love love them because they are unique and I stand out on the sales floor so it is easier for customers to remember who I am.
Choker: Zaful Top: Papaya from Thrift Store Overalls: Macy’s Shoes: Converse
If any of my readers are interested in working as a sales associate in any department at Nordstrom feel free to reach out to me and I can answer any questions you may have!
Thanks for reading, now its time for me to get back out on the sales floor and sell!!!!