Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Quotes of the week...

"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you."

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so that you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it."

I don't know if Maya Angelou actually said these quotes or got them from someone else but I got it from the fan page on Facebook. I'm just really deep in thought right now thinking about the changes that I am making with my life and those things that are beyond my control at the moment...my problem is I want things to happen right away but that's not how it works...

Sneaker of the week...

I'm a huge fan of the SB Dunks and there are tons to choose from!! Sneaker of the week goes to the Nike SB Purple Pigeons!! I love the low dunks and these definitely will be in my closet soon! Price tag for the Purple Pigeons? They retail at $65.00 so these are definitely affordable for all my sneaker heads!! Want to know more? Google Purple Pigeons or check out http://www.sneakerfiles.com/nike-dunks-sb-skateboarding/nike-dunk-sb-skateboarding-low-purple-pigeon/!!

Heelz of the week

Okay...being the shoe lover that I am it takes a while to decide on which shoe I want to put up for the week. This lovely shoe chosen for the week is made by designer Givenchy. These beauties are the Pony Fur Platforms, with rhinestones and diamond studded straps! Who wouldn't want to wear these?? Price Tag? These are on sale for $548.73 lol that's the sale! Original price tag $1,370.00! Want to know more? Check them out at http://www.shopstyle.com/browse?fts=givenchy+shoes#26_0!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Quote of the Week

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sneaker of the week...

The sneaker that I picked for the week are the Nike SB Premium Blazer "Kiss"!! I posted that I wanted these on my twitter about a month ago!! I love the black and yellow color scheme with the kisses!! With these shoes you can just wear a solid color tee and let the shoes speak for themselves!! I saw one price online for about $99.00 but it depends on where you get them because most of the dunks I own were way more expensive online than at the skateboard shop!! Want to know more on these and any other sneakers? Check out http://www.sneakerhead.com/nike-sb-blazer-skateboard-shoes314070711.html for this particular shoe or do a google search for them...Now these can be in my closet!!

Heels of the week

I just realized that I have only done ONE POST about shoes lol! I love love all types of shoes! From heels to sneakers. SO EACH WEEK I am going to post shoes that I would love to have in my closet! Some I can afford and some I can't right now lol. The Heels of the week today are made by Alexander McQueen! I love the design of these shoes and of course they are HIGH...4 1/2 inches to be exact. Price Tag?? $1,044...YEAH! These will not be in my closet but they are very lovely to look at. Want to know more? Here is a direct link to this shoe: http://www.zappos.com/product/7549913/color/212015

Group Interviews...

As I stated in my previous post, my hours at my current job have been cut to 20 hours a week and my position at my job has been jeopardized. I just don't sit out and wait for things to get better, I look for more opportunities. For the past week I have been doing applications all over the place! Well I actually got a call back to go on an interview! A group interview lol. This interview occurred yesterday and it was very interesting. The group interview took place at Med Vance Institute for TWO POSITIONS! One was for a financial aid officer and the other was for a receptionist or "The Director of first impressions". Well there were about 30 people who were hand picked by their resumes and I was one of the candidates. First the 3 women who were conducting the interview did a presentation on this Institute and talked about the positions that were open. I applied for both but the opening for the receptionist fit me better because the hours are 7 am to 4 pm and I have to be out by 4 since I take night classes. So one by one we had to stand behind a podium and introduce ourselves, what position we were applying for, explain our educational background, talk about work experience, and tell why we were such a great candidate for the job. Now when I talk to a room full of people that I don't know my nerves are SHOT!! My voice shakes and my mind goes BLANK! lol I should have wrote everything down but I could not think straight! By the time I volunteered to go up and do my presentation the room was almost empty but I was nervous as hell.Unfortunately I don't think I'll be the person that gets the call back for a second interview BECAUSE I don't feel like I let my personality shine and say enough about myself compared to everyone else and the other applicants seemed so experienced! They had B.A.'s and a way more extensive work experience than myself...so yes I am being very pessimistic at this time. The only good thing that I can take from this experience is that I now know what a group interview is and it encourages me to practice at public speaking and say things that will stand out from the rest in the future. If I get a call back I will be completely shocked and excited! If I don't, I just take it as a lesson learned to do better on future interviews. Until then I will continue looking and hopefully start a career not just some dead end job...


I know it has been a while since my last post BUT I am back!! Well I am currently employed with a company and I have been there for a year and seven months. I thought about putting the name out but I won't, not at the moment. In the beginning I must say that this was like the dream job! Laid back, I get to deal with the public and meet new people and help with any problems they may have. Now it is getting to the point where I am unhappy because I feel unappreciated and I know my worth. I'm not some ignorant kid that's just looking for a quick pay check. My thing is I want to work for an honest company and quite frankly this company is totally the opposite....wait let me change that....some of the individuals running this company are the opposite. Let's start with a few of the events that have occurred while I have been there! I was once promoted to a managers position, but got demoted for no apparent reason because they decided to hire a thief, I've never been considered for a better position since then, I was robbed while closing the store and no security measures have been taken 7 months later to ensure that we are safer, commission is a damn joke, and most recently my hours have been cut to 20 hours a week when I averaged 35- 40 hours a week. Now with the managers position I don't mind so much not being the manager because I'm a student and 45 hours would be overwhelming for me. IT'S THE PRINCIPLE! I would have been okay if someone would have came to me and said Jasmine would you like to be the new manager and I declined, instead I got Jasmine here is your new manager. Then I understand it's a slow summer so cutting hours is necessary but when I'm the only employee with 20 hours I have a problem. Now the icing on the cake is when a District Manager said to someone that I needed to be more aggressive with me sells and if I don't do better I will be replaced O_0...Now that was certainly the wrong thing to say to me!! Every company wants their employees to do better and make more money (so they say) so the proper way is to ENCOURAGE them not THREATEN their job stability. I found that to be very offensive because I have no control over who buys what and when, I do my best and sell when the opportunity presents itself. When you threaten my position I don't take that lightly at all. I'm not just looking for a quick pay check. I have not been in College ever since 2005 with about 7 classes left until I have my Bachelor's to be treated this way. I know I am an asset to any company that chooses me to work for there company. I'm honest, loyal, I don't steal which is a rarity these days, I take my job seriously and I make sure things are done right the first time around. I have an excellent relationship with every single customer that I have came in contact with and I build on those relationships. I'm looking for a career, and a great salary. I have bills to pay and I'd like to save money for rainy days and be able to do something nice for myself, quite frankly this job is not satisfying those aspects of my life. I'm not going to quit because that's not who I am, I'm going to stick it out and continue to be the person I have always been until my time is up there.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

Well I saw Transformers 2 the day after it was released and I must say that I loved it!!! Dope ass movie!! Even though it was totally long it was worth it. Of course the cars were DOPE!! Every time I look at the Camaro it makes me want to drop a tear because it's not sitting out in my drive way. This movie was full of action and suspense!! I give it 5/5 stars because it was totally what I anticipated it to be. Shia did a great job as well was Meagan...If you haven't seen Transformers 2 you need to get there before it comes out on DVD!! That is all!!