My mum used to work for an upmarket ladies wear shop. It sold furs (back in the day) and all the very posh brands of clothes she couldn't afford to own herself. Although having said that part of the "pay package" was being allowed to purchase 2 items a season at "cost price" which was often still very much beyond my mums reach. These items were supposed to be worn to work in order to attract the right type of customer.
During working hours the staff were forbidden to refer to each other by their Christian name and had to call each other Mrs Smith, Miss Barnes etc.
The owner was referred to as Mr Brown and his
poncy son was known as "Young Mr Duncan" although he was about 45 !
My mum took her role very seriously indeed and really got involved with her "ladies" ensuring that they sought her out every time they shopped as they could be assured of Mrs Gillybob senior's full attention at all times. Sometimes she would spend hours going through 20-30 outfits for a special occasion and "her lady" would leave empty handed!
The shop had the most amazing "tailoring" department where a lady who had seen that special something (but not in her size) could be whisked away, pinned and tacked, for the said item to be ready to wear within the hour !
Blimey you just don't get service like that any more do you?
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