10.16.2007

Perks of the job

Since high school, I have worked a good number of jobs for all sorts of companies. Currently I work for Target Headquarters, and I have to say, it, hands down, has the best work environment of all my jobs. My first week there, we had food and snacks almost every day, how can that be wrong? We have monthly social events, volunteer opportunities (you go on work's dime), training classes, speakers, tours, poker games...you name it - anything you want to participate in, no problem!
One of the most exciting things that Target does is bring in "guests". When I first started I was told that Brad Paisley, and Kenny Chesney had performed, a few American Idol contestants (Elliot Yamin - I would have loved to have seen him!), Fall Out Boy, Hoobastank and others. Since I started in July, there has been Trisha Yearwood (not a country fan, but she is a funny lady!), some race car drivers (didn't go to that one), and my (so-far) all time favourite.... Isaac Mizrahi!!!!


The ladies I went down with were able to slide past the crowds and get right to the front - we had a great spot! He spoke for a few minutes and then took questions. He is quite an engaging speaker. Then came the autograph session!! I can now add his to my collection of celeb autographs!
I have been a huge fan of his ever since I became aware of the world of high fashion. I used to dream of being a fashion designer and I would spend many nights in front of the television watching Fashion File and Fashion Televison (my Dad loved that). I loved his shows, and his designs. During my teenage years you would find pile upon pile of Vogue, Flare and numerous other fashion magazines in my closet, the pages dog-earred with the designs I could only dream of coming up with. Over the years, as I realized I did not have what it took, or what was needed to become a fashion designer, the piles slowly shortened and I stopped spending all of my allowance on magazines, but I have always kept the love of high fashion - even if you would never imagine it in a million years by looking at me.
It was so great to listen to Isaac today, he is so funny (who knew??), and you can tell he loves everything he does whether it is runway couture, home goods, or his line for Target - it's all Isaac.
As Mark frequently says "who do you work for??" Ahhh the perks of the job! Who will be next?

11 comments:

Krista said...

I am so glad to hear you have a job you like with some perks- you deserve it! Sounds like a fun environment.

Dawnell said...

I love his clothes. I couldn't believe it when Target snagged him. I have this awesome blue and white floral coat he designed. Bless you Target for bringing fashion to the masses.

Granum Family said...

What a fun job! Sounds like you have awesome perks!

Melissa said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool! Who knew MN could bring down the house like that. Glad to hear you like your job. If you ever have anything bad to say about Target, please don't share it with me. I heart that place.

emily said...

So fun...lucky you! I have heard that Target is such a great place to work. And with the discount you get, it's definitely a win-win situation :-)

Suzi said...

You are so cool! What a great job!

jen prokhorov said...

so much to be said for working for a big fat firm that knows how to treat its employees. priceless. good for your for scoring one. DOWN WITH WAL-MART!!!

Kyndra said...

That is sooo cool! I'm a huge country music fan so I am very jealous.

My best friend's brother works at Target headquarters there too. His name is Todd Anderson. He's Mormon too. By chance have you crossed paths?

Nicole said...

even more reasons to love targer!

Erin said...

I'm waiting...

Jen Richards said...

Sounds like the new job is awesome! I love Target- seriously- the store is amazing.