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In my Past

Here again. In my new job. Usually when I write, I write a post from my computer but today it’s quite different. Since I’m at work, I have to update it from my phone. Anyway, video is done. Just have to post it on Vimeo and make a separate page for it. Besides that, I have to complete video blog #4 by tonight. Don’t know what I’ll talk about, but it has to be on Swatch. But since I’m not really going to Swatch anymore, what should I do it on? Guess the positive and negatives about it. Talk to you guys later.

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Quick Update

Well, as I write this, I’m not an employee of Swatch anymore. I moved on to a better place and with more responsibilities with the Smoothie place. So things with me have gone sour to say the least. I’m in the computer lab in school about to head home. I was here almost the whole afternoon trying to get my video project together which it seems like I won’t be able to turn it in on time. I’m very disappointed to say the least. I’m one that when I have an assignment due, I do it to the best of my ability. I don’t like missing due dates, but it happens I guess. But, unexpected things happen in life and you have to improvise. I did that when I was interviewing. A person didn’t want to give me an interview so I had to go to another store and interview that manager. As of right now, at 9:08pm, Monday night, July 30, 2012 of my 24th year, I’m just a student struggling to make it in life. I know basic skills I’ll need to know in the media world but I feel like it’s not enough. I try harder and harder trying to improve in every aspect of my life. I’m trying to be a better boyfriend. I’m trying to excel in all my classes while also giving my time for friends, family and alone time. It’s not an easy process but people before me, past students who are now professionals at what they do, probably went through what I’m going through. This is the struggle of trying to live a better life that everyone goes through. At least those people who are dedicated to reaching that goal. I’m craving success. I don’t want a job anymore. What I want is a successful career. A career that will get me to the top of my profession and let me build a family eventually. As of right now, I can’t do any of those things. Do I want to? Yes, just like every other human being. But I’m trying though and won’t give up until I reach the pinnacle of my profession. Where will I be in 10 years? Will I be living a great life, financially stable, happily married and being a father? God only knows I’m trying to get there in life. I think as a person, I put so much pressure on myself to get better at everything that I do. From being a better boyfriend to being the best student I can possibly be. Sometimes it takes a toll on you. But, we’ll see where I’m headed in life. Just hope it’s somewhere good.

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Video Blog #2

Did this video around 1:17 in the morning last night before I went to bed. Haha. Hope you guys enjoy. I think I did better this time around, huh? What do you guys think?

 

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Video Blog #1

This is my first video blog for this site. I was super nervous and it wasn’t scripted at all. I spoke directly from my head. Before I recorded this, I had taken a Final Cut Quiz that froze on me so I was disappointed to say the least. But things happen for a reason and I can’t complain about that too much since I have this video blog that I’ll be doing for the next three weeks. It’s basically an extra-credit assignment that my professor assigned. He wants us to put two blogs every week for the next three weeks. Easy enough. Just hope I don’t run out of things to say. And sorry about the mess and my hair! I know I need to cut it soon. Just haven’t found the time.

Video Blog #1 from Irvin Lira on Vimeo.

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Jury Duty

From July 16 to July 18, I had Jury Duty. I’ve heard so much negative things about it that I wasn’t too excited to go. With that being said, I went the first day with a whatever feeling. I stepped foot in the room. I brought some books to read as entertainment. But I wasn’t able to read it because in the span of an hour or two, my name was called. I was selected as a possible juror. An hour after this happened, I became a juror to a case that took three days. Wasn’t bad but it was super cold in the room. Anyway, about Swatch. I didn’t know I was going to serve three days until the judge selected me. The next day, on Tuesday, I went to work to talk to the manager that I was selected. I talked to a co-worker and she told me that the manager had walked out. I wrote a note and put it where she can see it. Co-worker said that the new manager is cutting hours from the old crew. I have 7 hours every week now. That just tells me that it’s time to find a new job. It’s also come to the point where I don’t really care about Swatch as sad as it sounds. Would you care if you worked only 7 hrs? Probably not. But until I find a new job, I’m going to commit my duties as a Swatch employee. Back to my note. I wrote that I was a juror and had to attend on Wednesday morning. There was a problem though. That morning, earlier today, I worked at 11. Jury Duty was at 9:45 and I couldn’t miss. I told her to call but she never did. Oh well. Guess I’ll go tomorrow to talk to her. Update with new information later.

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Days are Dwindling

Hello all. Just checking in. On July 4th, Independence Day, I worked at Swatch. For the most part, it was really slow. Just as it’s been since the beginning of summer. We made sales of course, but numbers were low. Didn’t make my goal. Again. Anyway, I checked to see my work schedule and to my surprise, I only work once a week now. I was upset, but that’s just a sign that it’s time to look for employment elsewhere. I did learn a lot. Especially talking to people but I just can’t work 7 hrs a week. As soon as I have a new job, I’m giving my two weeks notice. It’s been fun but it’s time to move on.

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Getting Better

Today, Friday morning, I opened the store. I came in, did the usual thing that we have to do and proceed to make sales. The numbers that I needed to make was $700. Needless to say, I didn’t complete the goal. It’s not that I don’t try. It’s because of the fact that the Beach was dead. It’s been dead for the past couple of weeks. There’s nothing I can do to attract customer’s attention. We do all that we can, but it doesn’t work. We take out our selling displays to sell and show new watches that recently came out, but that doesn’t work. People are just not interested. But besides that, I’m getting better at Swatch. Everything comes natural now. I was once afraid of sizing watches, but now, I’m not afraid to make mistakes. I understand that I’m human and make mistakes. After all, everyone does. But learning from your mistakes is what makes you great at what you do. Anyway, the next day I work will be July 4th, 2012. If you guys want to pass by, you’re more than welcome to.

 

Irvin

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