Sunday, February 26, 2012

My big news...

I mentioned in an earlier blog that I had some big news about my "dream job."
Drum roll, please....


I am the new manager of La Rosa Vintage on Haight Street in San Francisco.

My friend Oran has vacated the position he held for 10 years, as manager of LaRosa, to open his own shop. I never dreamed I would be hired, or even thought about applying for the position, until a few weeks ago. Let me tell you how it all happened....

During my trip to Southern California, my friend John was selling at the Rosebowl Flea and told me that the owner of La Rosa, Werner had asked him if he could recommend a replacement for Oran. John told me he wanted to recommend me. I was flattered but thought about the commute and the fact that I work very close to the skate park. After some meditation, I left it to "Fate." If it was where I needed to be, it would happen.

When I returned to work on Monday, the computers were down and my boss sent me home. By the end of the day they were not working and she told me not to come in on Tuesday. That is 2 days without being able to work without pay. I decided to email Werner and also gave Oran a quick call about the position. He told me I would be great and gave the company a good recommendation. 

By Friday, the computers were still not working and so I scheduled an interview. Werner and I hit it off. He liked my experience, maturity, and vintage knowledge. This is a full time position, with regular pay, not trade. 

I was so happy when I worked at Time Zone. The opportunity to wake up knowing I will be doing something I love, is my biggest motivator. There is nothing I love more than to help someone find the perfect vintage ensemble, and La Rosa is filled with so many beautiful things. 

Here is an article and a blog written about La Rosa:


Here are some pics I found online. I will post my own pics of the shop in the coming weeks:




10 comments:

Mrs Molly Doll said...

Wow, how exciting! I have heard so many good things about La Rosa and have planned to visit the store when we are in SF in April. Now I'm even more excited beacause I will get to meet you!
Congratulations, there is nothing better than when you enjoy your work
x Molly

Betty2Tone (Laura) said...

Congrats! This sounds like it was meant to be!

59KUSTOM said...

Congratulations, Kim!

Temperamental Broad said...

Congrats!!!! That is so awesome!! I am glad that La Rosa will be staying in the family ;-)

Elisa said...

Congrats! So happy to know the next time I pop in I may get to see you!! Been meaning to go back there for quite some time. Enjoy your new position!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Wow what great news, that IS a dream job! I'm so pleased for you, how fabulous to wake up each day looking forward to work!

THE BIG MAMA INTROSPECTION said...

Congratulations Kim that's marvelous !!! I'm so happy for you !!!

Trixie said...

Wow I love that shop! Congratulations!

Tasha said...

Big congrats to you, that sounds fantastic!! What exciting news for you!

Gabriella said...

Yay! I love La Rosa. Congrats!

 

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