Address:743 Winchester Canyon Santa Barbara, CA 93101
First Real Job
Although I had other part-time jobs back in Michigan, like picking apples, raspberries and cutting lawns, my first job upon moving to California was at a dry cleaning business on the east side of town. It was along the main street, Milpas where the shop was located. My dad had introduced me to the owner who was a member of our church. He was looking for someone to work on Saturdays, waiting on his customers. I was looking for a job at that point and it seem like an opportune moment.
My job responsibilities were as follows:
Greeting the customer
Filling our an invoice for the procedure to be done, the cost, customer's name ad address, when it was due for pick up
The clothes were put into a bag and the invoice was attached.
When the customer came in to pick up their item/items, I would match up their receipt with our copy of the invoice which was reattached to the bag after the cleaning had been done.
Most of the payment was cash, so I would collect the money and make change
I also cleaned up, and closed the shop on Saturday evening.
My Second job was working at my father's clothing store.
This job offered a much more varied tasks and responsibilities. I was employed here during my high school days and early college days. I worked on Saturdays and after school each day. We were also open until 9 o'clock on Friday nights.
My responsibilities were as follows:
Waiting on customers
Checking in the inventory when it arrived from the supplier
Pricing the item, by putting on tags
Keeping the shelves well stocked and organized.
Taking a physical inventory once a month
Assisted as a buyer on buying trips at the LA Fashion Mart.
Prepared the weekly payroll for all employees
Was in charge of accounts receivable and billing charge customers each month
Handled all the accounts payable,producing schedules and dealt with correspondence relating our bills with them.