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Wish me luck.

Postby Jon Peterson » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:28 pm

After an 18 month second career at Total Wine (which I left because of the hour commute) I have an interview tomorrow with the owners of a new wine shop only 15 minutes from my house! I can't wait! I only hope it is not a stereotypical "Beer, Wine, Deli" that sells more Bud and lottery tickets than anything else. The shop is still under construction so I'll have to ask what the owner's vision for the place is.

There's also another possibility in downtown Frederick that is going to be a wine bar with some food available, also under construction. I have yet to contact the owners about that place but I will pursue that, too.

One must have a purpose in life and I'm tired of being lazy.
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Postby Jenise » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:11 pm

Oh good for you! I never seem to have time on my hands, but I envy that you live close enough to places like these to even consider filling your time this way, either as an employee or as customer. They're very lucky that someone like you is there to apply--you not only have knowledge and enthusiasm, you have dignity.
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Postby Jon Peterson » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:22 am

Jenise, thank you for ...well, just for being! I seem to always be able to count on you.
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Postby Tom NJ » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:40 am

Good luck! Seriously, I hope it works out for you. Just giving up that grueling commute will be quite a perk.
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Postby Craig Winchell » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:38 am

Good Luck. I began my wine career in retail, and I still have a special love for it. In many ways, I wish I had continued. Of course, my whole life would have been different. I don't know what you did before Total Wines, but I hope that with Total you were in a position of decision-making and had some say over the products on the shelf. So often, big stores with a bunch of shelf space are undiscerning, and I hope use was made of your wine acumen in populating the store with the best wines of their types in their price ranges. It could be easier to be in such a position in a smaller local store, where because of the more limited shelf space, such decisions will be even more important. Such shops succeed or fail on the basis of customer service, and I am sure your broad wine knowledge will serve well your relationships to your customers. The only negative is that the customers you have at Total will be far from your new store, so you may need to build your base from scratch.
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Postby Thomas » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:50 pm

Good luck, Jon.
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Postby Robin Garr » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:52 pm

Sending good wine wishes your way, Jon. Keep us posted!
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Postby JC (NC) » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:52 pm

I hope the interview went well and that the owner's vision is somewhat in tune with yours. If you do end up taking another wine-related position I will have to become a customer on my next visit to DC/Maryland.
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Postby Jon Peterson » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:31 pm

I have been offered the job I interviewed for yesterday. It's apparently going to be an upscale, independently owned wine shop (No Lottery, No Spirits) and better than average use of technology (sales staff to carry iPads, flat screens with information on wines and craft beers).

Opens in mid-December. Can't believe it but 10 minutes drive from home - that's like getting a raise right there!

Thanks for your good wishes, they gave me the extra confidence I needed!
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Postby Mark Lipton » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:52 pm

Fantastic, Jon! Way to go.

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Postby Dale Williams » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:58 pm

Congratulations Jon, sounds like your dream job!
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Postby Jenise » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:58 pm

Very cool, Jon, congratulations!
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Postby Robin Garr » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:30 pm

Yippee! And congrats, Jon!
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Postby JC (NC) » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:18 am

Maybe I'll be a customer along about April.
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Postby Shaji M » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:37 am

Congrats Jon! Very cool.. :)
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Postby Redwinger » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:00 pm

Very nice, Jon.
Smile, it gives your face something to do!
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Postby Brian K Miller » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:41 pm

Great news!
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Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:37 am

I help out at a local wine store when they are busy or doings evening events.
Always fun and make friends with punters out to do some wine shopping.

Congrats on the new job.
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Postby James Roscoe » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:32 am

Name and location?
Congratulations btw! I am ready to jump ship at my store!
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Postby Howie Hart » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:15 am

Good luck, Jon.
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Postby Thomas » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:42 am

Jon Peterson wrote:I have been offered the job I interviewed for yesterday. It's apparently going to be an upscale, independently owned wine shop (No Lottery, No Spirits) and better than average use of technology (sales staff to carry iPads, flat screens with information on wines and craft beers).

Opens in mid-December. Can't believe it but 10 minutes drive from home - that's like getting a raise right there!

Thanks for your good wishes, they gave me the extra confidence I needed!


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Postby Craig Winchell » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:13 am

Mazel Tov, Jon. Post the store info, especially location, and I'm sure we'll all get there if in the area at all.
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Postby David M. Bueker » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:15 am

Congratulations!
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Postby Redwinger » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:38 am

Jon-
You must have a very secure retirement that you can afford to take a job in a wine shoppe. :P
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