I'm a former Pier 1 associate in Kansas City. I had a friend who was a manager, and wanted something part-time, so hired I became.
I eventually went down to working one day a week, on Sundays at 6am, putting out stock so I could keep my discount.
You see, I had a problem. I was addicted! I couldn't help myself. I looked over every new item, and more often than not found a use for it in my apartment.
I eventually hung up the maroon mosquito net over the bed, which looked fantastic!
At the time, I lived in a loft, and my closet was in my bathroom, without a door, so I put a Carnival panel up:
Now that I'm not working there anymore, I stil find myself in the store A LOT. I bought a house in March, and have been slowing adding to the Pier 1 collection in my house. I am lucky enough to have a clearance store where I live, which I go to at least 2 times a week.
The good news is, my best friend is a RMIT, and whenever something new comes in that is really cool, she immediately calls me and I head down to the store closest to me to check it out.
I thought that after I quit, I wouldn't think about the store so much, but I've gone platinum on my card twice this year so I guess not.
I know World Market is the competition, but after Pier 1, I went to work there as a part-time assistant manager. And now, where I live the Pier 1 and World Market are literally right next to each other in a strip mall. I love WMarket too.
Anyway, I just wanted to share with you. Once I have a little more done on my house, I am going to take loads of pictures so if you don't mind, I'd like to post them here as well as a few other communities.