I manage and select all the products for the store (Archie McPhee in Wallingford).
What do you do? My title is The High Priestess of Rubber Chickens. I manage and select all the products for the store (Archie McPhee in Wallingford), I am a manager of our wholesale business, and I am involved in product development.
How long have you been doing that? Twenty years!
How did you get that job? I used to be a waitress, a museum tour guide and a clock maker, so I think it is a natural progression.
Best part of the job? I have a passion for our sassy products, customers and the people I work with. We share a strange vision that involves squirrel underpants, yodeling pickles and pink mustaches for girls. I love having serious conversations about the ship date for tentacle mustaches, the taste of bacon toothpaste, and how rubbery narwhal horns should be.
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One of the best things that happens is when we have impacted people’s lives through our products. Not only have we been a part of endless desk displays, art projects, car accessories and birthdays, but we have also played a part in many weddings and even some funerals.
What would surprise people about your job? How hard we work to get nonsense to the people!