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Get Pushed Down 7 Times, Stand Up 8 Times

Being a fashion major, working in the retail industry through college is very vital. Not to mention, I have bills to pay & I love working. 

Throughout my four years of working, I’ve had amazing experiences & some not so amazing. My resume is killer, I’m a hardworker, and I know I am going places in life, yet I’ve still been rejected from a job before. 

I’ve felt discouraged & hurt. I’ve felt like I will never amount to anything. I’ve been brought done, but I learned how to stand up again. 


So this is to you — everyone who didn’t hire me for bullshit reasons. 

I was asked in an interview “if hired, would you be able to afford the clothing”. Let me point out, this position paid minimum wage and the hours were very low. How was i suppose to be able to afford a high end boutique’s products, being paid $10 an hour and working 10 hours a week? The math doesn’t add up. But you didn’t hire me based on what you thought I was worth. 

I had an interview another boutique shortly after. I walked from my car, interviewed, and was back in my car in exactly 10 minutes. I was asked if I was in a sorority, when i replied no, the interview immediately ended. A few weeks had passed by and I had not been contacted by the boutique. I reached out and was told they were still making a decision and would let me know regardless of their decision. I never heard back from them. You didn’t hire me because I wasn’t a part of greek life.

But thank you for not hiring me for whatever reason you decide to tell yourself. Because of you, I’ve worked harder & pushed myself further in my career and life. I have achieved goals I never thought I would & gone places I didn’t know I oculd go. I’ve learned what I am worth & how I deserve to be treated. I’ve found another job, at a high end boutique, who values myself as a person and my thoughts. 

You may have knocked me down, but I stood up taller than ever. 


Becca is currently a senior studying apparel & merchandising with a business administration minor at Colorado State. She loves sustainable fashion and discovering new ethical brands. Becca is a Target soccer mom at heart who is obsessed with tacos. This year Becca is one of the CSU Fashion Show directors. When not busy with school, work, or extra curricular activities, you can find her loving on her dog (Corona), hanging out with family & friends, sleeping, or at the local Target (OBVI).
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