If there’s one thing I love, it’s sneakers! So does Willie Graves, the manager of Sneaker Villa in Mt. Emphriem, Camden. I was recently given a chance to interview him and find out the many perks of managing a sneaker store. Take a look!
- What responsibility do you hold as the manager of a sneaker store?
”Up keep, overall sales, how to generate more money, payroll and expenses.”
- What are the pros and cons of being a manager?
"The pros are that I get first dibs, discounts and seeing what’s coming in early.
The cons are that I’m always working and am away from my family.”
-Who do the employees rely on when you aren’t at the store?
”The assistant store mabnager takes care of his responsibilities.”
- What is the best part about being the manager of a sneaker store?
"Working with customers and employees. It’s a fun environment and I love building relationships ."
- How many pairs of sneakers do you own?
- How often do you purchase sneakers?
”Probably around once a month, depending on the release.”
- What is the most important thing you have to do as the manager of Sneaker Villa?
"Make sure goals are reached, employees are taken care of, and I have to prevent theft!"
As you can see, doing something such as managing a sneaker store can be very fun but it also comes with much responsibility. Could you see yourself ever managing a sneaker store?
If there were something I could endorse, it would probably be something like sneakers.
Everyone loves sneakers, I mean who doesn’t? Who wouldn’t endorse some of the trendiest shoes being released in shoe stores all around? I would love to endorse shoes because I can’t get enough them!
When you crop a photo, you tell a lie.
The quote may not mean anything to certain people but it does have a special meaning. When you take a photo you should leave it as an original instead of changing it to create a different picture. A photo only should be changed for its own good.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
You can express yourself through a few words, or you can allow one picture to take the place of many!
I can be in 20 movies but I will never be an actor.
I can relate to this quote in many ways because when you do anything you should always be yourself. What you are a part of doesn’t always define who you are. You should never try to be something you’re not. Everyone is a different person for a reason because that’s how everyone is created. I think many people should be able to relate to this is some way or form.
What one man can invent another can discover
This quote is powerful, even though it’s coming from a fictional character often found in movies and novels. When we open our minds to create and ask questions, we can manipulate the process of invention for the purpose of discovery.
Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.
This quote is very true because there is a possibility that many people are being watched by someone, at any time. That’s why you should always watch your surroundings! Cameras, microphones, and any other kind of spy equipment could be near you! The crazy thing is you would probably never suspect it. Spies are a huge deal everywhere and are ok with me as long as I’m left alone.
This summer I was given the chance to visit the Wells Fargo Center to watch the Philly Soul match up against Utah Blaze in a heated battle, where the Philadelphia Soul pulled out the “W”. Its friendly environment and fun mini-games throughout the evening gave the arena a great atmosphere to host people of all ages.