Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I never clarified. He wants to meet with me tomorrow, but I had a conflict, so I'll be interviewing on Friday morning.

Also, today I definitely stirred up the bee's nest. In an attempt to prove myself valuable I often comp shop online to compare our C9 Athletic apparel against the likes of Nike, Adidas, Asics and others. This morning I decided to include Champion on that list, even though they are our strategic partner.

While on their site I realized that half of their product being sold on their website is C9 Target designs. It's kind of confusing, but even though it's C9, it's Target's product. Not for Champion's benefit, past what we pay them. So basically, end of day, they are partnering with Target to get a pulse on the Target guest. Basing pricing on what Target needs and what Champion needs and allowing themselves a huge gross margin by undercutting their supply costs through Target paying to their benefit.

Um, huge find on my part. My buyers were LIVID and went straight to the director, who is taking the time to prepare before confronting the Champion VP. HUGE DEAL.

Additionally, Angeli has some what been more involved recently. She sweetly asked how I was doing via text tonight, but when I asked if I could call her, she failed to respond for a 1/2 an hour and then finally said that Aka was throwing a fit. Okay, that seems insensitive to type, but through our friendship I've only talked to her 3 times on the phone. It would just seem that if she were really concerned about how I was feeling she would talk to me on the phone, especially if I asked, whatever time Akaela was through. But that's just how it's seems to me. :(


Sea Squared said...

Good luck FRIDAY then ;)

Dr. Erin and Mr. Heath said...

I can't wait to hear how Friday goes! Isn't it amazing how God can open doors just when you're starting to lose your hope? He is good!
And, I completely understand about the friend. I have a former BFF who would ONLY text me. We saw each other a lot, but it was all set up through texts. It drove me nuts. So, needless to say, that friendship didn't last.
I'll be praying for you! Good luck!

Kristy said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you! This just goes to show that great things happen to great people! That's what keeping faith will do for you :)


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