The Myth. The Legend. #ShopGirlLois

The Myth. The Legend. #ShopGirlLois

         

             Never have I been more grateful for a Facebook post than when I posted on October 7th, 2016 looking for a shop girl to help in the store.  At this point in time I had been open a year and a half with no permanent employees and friends were helping fill in when needed.  Needless to say my entire world revolved around these four walls.  My nerves were on edge as I knew it was time to let go of control a little and grow.  Enter #ShopGirlLois

              I think we were both a little nervous as we sat outside the store and chatted on a bench.  I was new interviewing, still trying to wrap my head around the idea that I was a “boss”, and still didn’t quite know exactly what I was looking for.  I knew I needed someone to help fill in hours and complete daily tasks around the shop.  But what Lois quickly provided was so much more.

              After a twenty minute chat or so {of which included me asking how she felt about champagne and snarky gift items} we agreed that she would soon start.  I tried my best to delegate duties and explain store procedures.  Luckily enough Lois was patient with me and even laughed at my lackluster jokes.  I often times found myself wondering what she was going home and telling her family about this new job and boss of hers.  Lol

              But what happened next I never thought I would be so lucky to have.  Lois quickly blossomed from daily duties and small talk to genuinely loving and caring about each one of my customers and even giving me dating advice!  Lois not only never complains or has a single bad thing to say, she goes above and beyond.  She shows up early when I’m running behind.  She works long hours and does the dirty, hard, heavy lifting work to make pop up shops happen.  She volunteers her time with me at non-profits, teaches me all things Thunder basketball, assists with window displays, stays late after parties to help clean up, listens to songs she hates on our store playlist {Change} and completes a thousand other tasks throughout the store.  Some of which I’m sure I don’t even see.

              Lois has been my backbone these past eight months.   She is the main reason we have been able to accomplish so many goals and try new things in the shop.  I never thought The BS would be where it is within the past two short years and so much of this is due to Lois’ hard working attitude. Not only has Lois been the dream employe, but she has quickly become one of my best friends.

              So next time you’re in the neighborhood drop in and say hello to the amazing woman that is #ShopGirlLois

10 Fun facts about #ShopGirlLois
-          She will be attending law school in the fall
-          Her favorite beverage is Dr. Pepper
-          She has a 17 year old cat named Comet
-          Her favorite place is London
-          She is the middle child of three girls



-          She’s single guys ;)
-          She plays the violin and has an amazing singing voice
-          She loves The Fast & The Furious movies
-          She’s the biggest Thunder fan in town!



1 comment (Add your own)

1. Tracy wrote:
Lois is so awesome! I love her to the moon and back. BTW, she's the 2nd biggest Thunder fan! 😉

Wed, June 21, 2017 @ 9:26 PM

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