#WomenAtWork – A saleswoman

I am a saleswoman. 

This big store is my work arena, and women’s section is my department. 

I set the clothes in order and keep the store proper. 

Marriage got me to Bangalore and I miss my home. 

I love my work for it keeps me busy. 

As a couple, we keep expenses at home, easy. 

Packed on weekends and relaxed on weekdays, 

My job keeps worries at a bay.

This is my independence, 

as here I find acceptance. 

They pay us and give us breaks and 

sometimes, the HR guy makes us play games.

I find sizes for many yet can’t afford any. 

I am a saleswoman and my name is Rupa.


My neat and organized work-space

Today is edition #8 of #WomenAtWork, a regular photo feature on this blog. If you are interested in participating, please read the inaugural post and join by adding your linky below. I would love to see your take on the tag. 

I met Rupa in Pantaloons, Bangalore and I found her very friendly and easy to talk to. We engaged in a quick conversation as my friend from work, MS was trying on some clothes. Rupa was happy to pose for this picture and I am glad I had a chance to interact with her. 

How to link?

  • You can only join with a blog post.
  • It would be great to see a picture of a woman at work and a few words about her. If you cannot share a picture, you can share a picture of her workspace. With a real picture, I would still be able to call this a photo post. 
  • Use the linky to add your post. 
  • Visit others and show some love.

20 Responses

  1. BADRI NATH says:


  2. Love this idea for a link up Parul. I may not be able to join this week but it’s something for me to think about and try and join in.

  3. Obsessivemom says:

    It wouldn’t be easy catering to scores of demanding women everyday. To remain cheerful would be quite a challenge. I love the idea of focussing on woking women Parul. They have perhaps the toughest balancing acts to handle.
    Obsessivemom recently posted…#Women at work – The fruit sellerMy Profile

  4. Bun Karyudo says:

    I’ve never really worked in retail other than a short stint at a fast food restaurant. I can imagine it must be a hard job, especially when there are difficult customers. Rupa comes across from your post as a very nice and positive person.
    Bun Karyudo recently posted…Teaching My Son to Swim? It’s Just Not Going to HappenMy Profile

  5. Vinodini says:

    I can so relate to Rupa, since I work in the retail industry. The front end employees are the hardest working ones, giving up a lot on their personal lives coz their nature of work is such. These guys do no get an off on major festivals coz that’s peak business time. Kudos, to all of them for their perseverance. I’m glad you chose to write about them.

  6. Bikram says:

    The only thing I would say is hope she gets paid well.. because the job she does is hard and need a a lot of patience .. I could not do it at all.

    Good luck to the lady …

  7. Varsh says:

    Suh a genuine and content smile on Rupa’s face. I feel this ia feminism in the real sense. To be comfortable with your life, your place and your surrounding without having to shout from rooftops what you stand for.

  8. Vidya Sury says:

    Rupa looks like such a pleasant personality, Parul! Congratulations on the new bloghop. Wonderful idea! Looking forward to joining in.
    Vidya Sury recently posted…How to teach your kids to play Pokemon Go safelyMy Profile

  9. Dashy says:

    Kudos to Rupa for her work. She has to keep the customers satisfied and content, no job is easy!
    Dashy recently posted…SisterhoodMy Profile

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