Working for Tipperary Sales: Interior Designer

Working for Tipperary Sales: Interior Designer


Coming out of college what I was
aspiring for was a commercial job something that was more or less behind
the scenes drawing floor plans space planning stuff like that. That’s
not necessarily what I do in this job but it gives me great experience. So with
this job I came in with the mindset that this is more of a decorative aspect of
interior design which isn’t a bad thing because with this job you learn
more about yourself so you learn more about time management how to
conversate with others and different personalities. You do a lot of space
planning and problem-solving so it’s more on-hand very fast forward you play
with different styles and designs because you work with different people
all at the same time so it’s something different every day and being that we
work with over 22 clients each month it gets crazy and you have to be on your
feet so it’s pretty fun so it did not meet my expectations but it went over my
expectations. I’ve been with La-Z-Boy Southeast for over a year maybe a year
and a half. I was looking for work in Chicago stumbled upon a message from one
of our recruiters I came in just open-minded came into the store saw that
there was more than just recliners and was stunned at all of the options that
they had and was enthusiastic about the
experience. So working hours as a designer we work 9:00 to 6:00 every day
that’s five days out of the week so you get two days off. Being that it’s a high
paced work environment sometimes you do work past hours or you do work on your
days off maybe just for 30 minutes to an hour but it’s how you manage your time.
You do work on the weekends being that it’s high
traffic for our store and holidays. The key to success working as a designer
at La-Z-Boy is your coworkers. The sales consultants your logistics and
if you have another designer your other designer and management team so
those are my hub I could never really work without them because with the
consultants they help us bring in clients and make sales. Logistics they
help put the floor together when we can’t and then of course the logistics
part management it’s hard to keep a team together without management and whenever
you can’t give the stern fist down management can take care of that for you
and then the other designers just I’m not getting gray hairs yet so that’s
that’s the reason why so I love having Becc around and I can never do it
without her. She didn’t hear that. You have to be on your feet be really quick
because you never know when your customer is gonna turn and go the other
way. Knowing the programs so as long as you
know AutoCAD Revit you can know our 3D planner and taking measurements that’s
all you really need to know about that knowing what we sell is very important
and then so what I mean by that is we work with
so many other vendors other than La-Z-Boy La-Z-Boy owns the companies Kincaid, American Drew, and Hammary. Knowing that
product and exactly what veneers are and the 5-ply veneer as well as what
which company sells solid wood so knowing that as well and we’re knowing
like lighting options, rug options, wall art options so those are very important
pieces to know going into this shop. I think this is a great stepping stone for
me in my opinion because you learn so much from this job you can bring it
anywhere because I wanted to start off in commercial I always wanted to end
with my own company in interior design and I think this is a great way to sort
of start off and understand the management portion the sales portion
client sort of understanding the client and what their needs are and how to
program that in to their design for them and finish it off so that’s
what I would like to have whenever I own my company in later years.

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