I dress up for work. Even though I don’t have to, I do it. It’s important to me always to look good. People look at me quizzically and say “When’s the interview?” as if the only time to dress up is for interviews. For me, the interview is right now and all the time. I am always being evaluated. Even though I’m a full time employee, I still work like I’m a hungry intern. I need this job like I need food. I’m going to work as hard as I can, and look my best at all times, because I don’t want to go hungry.
Sometimes a customer comes in unexpectedly. Sometimes I meet someone who becomes a customer later. I always want to make a good first impression.