RIP Caché

12 May

I worked at a clothing store…did I ever tell you that? It was a lovely store. And now…we’ll just be a memory.”

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In spite of having to witness the tragic end of this beautiful company and the horror of losing a loved job, I’m grateful to have been a part of this company for the time allowed me.

Working for Caché…

…helped me to appreciate simple things. Morning Coke. The sweet old couple that comes to the mall every morning and sits outside the door. Covered parking. Time off during the week. Other mall employees — hard-working kids who show up for work every day, who I may not have taken the time to appreciate otherwise. Appreciation in general for everyone who has to work so that everybody else can go on vacation. The strengths that each co-worker brings to the table.

…taught me how little most women know about how to shop…and how I can help reduce their stress and make them feel almost as beautiful as they truly are.

…gave me the opportunity to work with the World’s Greatest Boss. She taught me priorities, that it’s ok to want to work, what matters in hiring and firing, to dust off old leadership/coaching skills, what serving others means, how not to sweat the little stuff…or the big stuff either. She’s been the biggest cheerleader I’ve ever had.

…because of all of the above — I was able to “meet” wonderful people at corporate, access new social media opportunities with the company, and walk through doors I never imagined would open to me to serve the Team.

It was sad and horrible in the end. Regardless of the fact it should never have happened at all, there is nothing we can do to change it. But what I can do is be grateful for the things I’ve been able to take away from this experience that money cannot buy, and grateful for a job that was there for me when I needed it most.

My prayers go out to my fellow co-workers looking for work and to Marilyn — the founder of the Caché brand who has lived to see the end of her dream.

Thank you, Caché, and RIP.

 

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