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[Jul. 21st, 2005|12:41 am]
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OK, so I think I am fucking nuts. . .

My DM had my HOS and associate manager come to his office yesterday.  There is this new initiative in our region to make GapBody client books.  Basically, this involves taking down information from customers and contacting them about new GapBody product, promotions, and scheduling bra fittings.  And my DM was in charge of making a prototype for the region to use.  Well, it has to be all finished by Friday when he goes to New York for his DM meeting.

So my DM asks my HOS and assoc. manager to do this for him by Friday because he procrastinated on it.  MY HOS and AM are like, "What the hell?".  My store doesn't even have a GapBody.  Another woman who works in a GapBody fucked it up with shitty clipart and dumb flower graphics.  And everything was in italics in this stupid-ass font.  So tacky.

SO my HOS and AM take over with the goal of making it look nice.

I get dragged into it.  And I find myself at FedEx-Kinko's at 3 am making a GapBody client book with my AM and another associate.  It now looks so good and professional and so Gap.

We go into my DM's office today to present it and he is so not excited.  I wanted to shove it up his ass.  And it looked so good. . .

Ugh. . .

And today, I was leading a class for the women's denim training. . .  And while watching the DVD, we discovered if you pause it and watch it screen by screen, it is so funny.  The people all look heinous.  I think it's time for bed.

Sorry for all my bad language.  It's so late and I'm sort of grumpy.

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[User Picture]From: craic
2005-07-21 05:02 am (UTC)
The one thing I've learned over the past year of being with GAP is that it has the worst communication skills EVAR, and that it frequently has a hard time learning from (read: repeating) the same dumb mistakes. So admist back to school and our shipment being bumped up to three times a week for Kids, the management in our entire district is being shuffled around. And they're trying integration again in my mall since my store is not a combo (of course, last time they did it a few years ago, it went horribly wrong...but with a bigger smile and a more self-righteously can do attitude, it'll be no biggie).

But it could always be worse. We could be unemployed. And at the end of the day when all is said and done, I still love my job.
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[User Picture]From: gapkid
2005-07-21 12:46 pm (UTC)
As much as I hate to admit it, I think everything you said is true.

And your district sounds just like mine. It has to be the most unprofessional district ever.

Regardless, I still heart Gap hard.
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[User Picture]From: lacherig
2005-07-21 03:05 pm (UTC)
What did your book look like? What kind of font and layout? What exactly didn't the DM like about it? Perhaps there really was room for improvement and it's just hard to see that after working on it 'til 3am? Don't get me wrong, I'd be pissed off and offended after putting that much work into it--and I'm not great at taking criticism. *sigh*

But, I do want to see what your books looks like. I bet it's fabulous.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-07-21 04:14 pm (UTC)
I'll take a picture of it later and post it tomorrow.

It's not that he didn't like it. It's more that he was picky about stupid things like the size of the GapBody logo and he wasn't thankful that we did this for him. I was just sort of annoyed.

I think we used like a mix of Hevetica and Microsoft Sans Serif fonts, depending on the individual letters.

And we used the GapScent Editions marketing as a background.

I'll post it later. (-:
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[User Picture]From: gapkid
2005-07-21 04:15 pm (UTC)
That was me up there. (-:
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From: fiftymileseast
2005-08-09 09:13 pm (UTC)
i've recently discovered we are not in the same district and now i think i'm glad. i'm also of the opinion that once people get higher up on the positional ladder, they forget about all the little people who make things work, and that sucks.

ps. i used to post in here under the journal _scatterlikeice. could i be re-admitted? i'll introduce myself this time and everything. :)
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[User Picture]From: beccaroo
2005-08-31 04:05 am (UTC)
hey,
i tried to join this community about a month ago.... it said it had to send a message to you first, just wondering if you got it?

thanks
rj
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