I have been worrying and thinking about how to approach the subject with you dear readers, but I think if I'm going to continue with C@C, I need to disclose a few things about what it means to (not) blog about the company I work for.
I have made it known that I am currently employed by Anthropologie, which is a publicly traded company. A lot of my readers are my co-workers and my store manager and district manager are aware that I am actively blogging about my new years resolution.
Even more of my readers are Anthropologie customers which makes this conversation very important.
I have to be very careful about what I share because Anthropologie is publicly traded. Certain information may be construed as insider trading. I have been keeping this blog pretty light on company information and more about myself and I will continue to do that.
One of the subjects I cannot comment on is how much I pay for stuff. Let me put it this way: most corporate retailers offer incentives, contests and an employee discount to their associates. I cannot comment on when, how much, etc...and keeping my budget to $50 a month is making it difficult to NOT divulge certain company incentives, so I am going to change my budget from $50 to only one purchase per month.
I will get in trouble for sharing prices, so I can no longer keep the budget constraint, it doesn't make sense to keep a budget for things when others trying to do the same cannot purchase the same item at the same price. (last month I was asked by a reader how I got an item for less than she and I could not comment back.)
I love my job and take it very seriously. I love the company I work for and the product we sell. I don't want to jeopardize my position in any way and I do want to continue with my project so I have had to tweak my rules a little to accommodate. I'm so proud of making it through one month without going over budget! I'm making headway each day and learning to love what I already own.
Thanks for your support and readership!
Here's a recap of January!