DEAR DIARY.....

Neha - 7:00am - Home

Woke up early today, got a chance to help Mummy make breakfast and rotis. Quickly get ready to leave for work. Thank God, I stay close by so walking to work will give me time to mentally prepare myself for the day if that’s possible in this summer heat.

Dipika - 9:00am - In the train

Sometimes I think I should be a juggler or attempt an Olympic race, I’m sure to win in both cases. I can juggle making chapatis, washing clothes, fill up on water (lucky to get two hours water supply in summer), getting Chirag ready for school all at one go and sprint off to catch my 8:20 am local train in record time so I can reach the store on time.

Dipika - 9:00am - In the train

Sometimes I think I should be a juggler or attempt an Olympic race, I’m sure to win in both cases. I can juggle making chapatis, washing clothes, fill up on water (lucky to get two hours water supply in summer), getting Chirag ready for school all at one go and sprint off to catch my 8:20 am local train in record time so I can reach the store on time.

Neha - 11:00am – At Work

Changed into my uniform, groomed myself and all ready to start... No I’m not a soldier on duty but I always feel pride when I enter my store. I’m handling the diamond necklace department for this week. Such beautiful pieces.. It’s so exciting to choose and arrange the best ones for display .. almost like a beauty contest where I get to be the judge. We had our daily morning meeting with Pandeyji. He wanted to ensure all our customer feedback forms are filled.

Dipika - 11:15am - At Work

Ready to go on the floor. The last week has been easy so I managed to get all my client feedback forms filled for review. Pandeyji was satisfied with our sales target and inventory sheets/ just finished our morning meet for the day with him. He told us to get ready for the wedding season, this year the targets are going to be higher.

Neha -1:30pm - At Work

I just made a sale for a diamond necklace and earring set.. Madam loved the pieces and wanted to gift it to her mother for her 55th birthday. I’m so excited for her. I wish I can gift my mother a gold chain too this birthday.
Dipika looks in a hurry, looks like the gold section has got some new merchandise and their manager is here.. Maybe I’ll go and take a look before any customer comes in.

Dipika - 1:15pm - At Work

I’m really excited about the gold exhibition trip to Kolkata. It’s such an honour for me to be chosen to go with the merchandising manager and rest. I hope Sir is impressed with the new designs we pick from the kaarigars. Amiben always keeps asking me kuch naya dikhao. I can’t wait to share this news with Neha and Payal at lunch.

Dipika - 1:15pm - At Work

I’m really excited about the gold exhibition trip to Kolkata. It’s such an honour for me to be chosen to go with the merchandising manager and rest. I hope Sir is impressed with the new designs we pick from the kaarigars. Amiben always keeps asking me kuch naya dikhao. I can’t wait to share this news with Neha and Payal at lunch.

Neha - 3:30pm - Lunch

My turn for lunch...so hungry.. Added little extra salt in the bhindi sabji in a rush, but the rotis are perfect. I’m waiting for Payal and Dipika to come.. The gold department had many enquiries since morning as the wedding season is next month. I wonder what time they will come.

Dipika - 4:15pm - After Lunch

Today Neha brought tasty bhindi sabzi and roti and we enjoyed it along with my Dhebra, Payal’s bardoli ki khichdi and usual gupshup. I told the girls I’m going to the exhibition; they seem so excited! Definitely got to get them something from Kolkata.

Neha - 6:00pm - Chai Break

Chai time now. Dipika has been chosen for the gold exhibition trip. How lucky ya.. she gets to visit our karigars and look out for new exciting designs along with the merchandising manager. She was so excited at the lunch table. She’s been here for much longer so she shares so many tips and suggestions especially on meeting with customers.

Dipika - 6:30pm - Tea Time

Sipping on tea seems all the more enjoyable after great sales today. Purviben came in on her regular visit. I showed her our latest gold collection… It was love at first sight. What’s more… She promised to bring her cousin who’s shopping for a wedding function. I may just exceed my target figure. Break over.

Dipika - 6:30pm - Tea Time

Sipping on tea seems all the more enjoyable after great sales today. Purviben came in on her regular visit. I showed her our latest gold collection… It was love at first sight. What’s more… She promised to bring her cousin who’s shopping for a wedding function. I may just exceed my target figure. Break over.

Neha - 8:30pm - At Work

I’m almost done.. I’ll need to check on my jewellery stock pieces for counting before store closes. Tomorrow will check with cashier for bills. Today was great and I’m happy with my sales count. I have to meet the sales target by the month end. Time just flies here. I forget all my worries when I see my friends, we plan activities, share our food, celebrate together. It’s like having another family here. Maybe we could plan a movie sometime soon.
Today Sir told me my work is good. Hope I get nominated for an award on Annual Day. Mummy will be so proud.

Dipika - 8.45pm - At Work

Shutters are down but I still have 15 mins to go. Very important… Payal and I have to count the stock today, so that we get the tally right tomorrow. I called Mom and informed her will be late. She will drop Chirag back home and wait till Vishal or I come home. Thank you God for Moms!

Neha - 9:30pm - Home

Had dinner with family, washed vessels, closed the kitchen and finally on the bed after my favourite serial got over. I couldn’t help noticing the actresses’ necklaces. Ha-ha they should come to our store for shopping to get better designs. Weekend is almost here…It’s going to be busy!

Dipika - 10.30pm - Home

Just got home, thanks to Sagarbhai for that drop. I have to find a faster way for this stock counting. Mom dropped Chirag home, good Vishal got back soon, and both are done with their dinner, now my turn…Wish I could spend more time with them daily, will work on his school project with him on this week off. Homework check, bag for tomorrow check, such a good boy! I think we should head out for a vacation once his holidays start. Will plan with the girls tomorrow. Until then good night!