This week, I had two lovely girls doing their work practice program at Paloni. Thank you Eevi and Linnea for all of your help and hard work!
As a part of their week’s schedule, I asked the girls to write a small story of how their week was so that they could also share their experience with all of you. The story is below.
If you are looking for a place to do work practice or internship, we’re always open for new suggestions and cooperation possibilities. Internships can also be arranged so that the student can work a part of the time at Paloni, and the rest with our designers.
Minna / Paloni
Hi, we’re Eevi Komaro and Linnea Kivelä, two nine-graders from Lauttasaaren Yhteiskoulu. We had a five-day-long work practice program at Paloni.
We started on Monday November 19th at about 9 o’clock. We had to come earlier so we had time to sort the shop that was pretty messy after last week’s fairs. We inventoried the shop’s products and took them to their own places. By 11 o’clock when the shop opened, it already looked like a shop again. We continued inventory and put products on display until 3 pm when our workday ended.
On Tuesday we packed a closet for Glorian Koti magazine’s photoshoot A funny moment was when a deliveryman came to fetch the 2,5 metres high closet by bicycle. Later, two men came to get the closet with a delivery van.
The end of our day we spent rolling a 30 kilos pile of carpet rag into rolls for the evening’s crocheting course with Molla Mills.
On Wednesday and Thursday we cleaned the shop from dust that had came from the carpet rags. Dusting all clothes, jewelry and other products took one day. The other day we washed windows and the floor.
On Friday, which was our last day at Paloni, we played errand boys. Our first mission was to buy two magazines from a kiosk. The man behind the desk laughed at us when we tried to find the right ones. Then we ran to buy silver and white masking ink buttons for the shop’s display window’s Christmas decorations. We also wrote this report about our work practise program.
We liked to work at Paloni, which is a very nice little shop full of lovely clothes, jewerly and stuff. We liked especially the jewerly. We were suprised that Paloni is so international that you really need English here.
It is nice that there is this kind of a shop that supports Finnish designers, is ethical, ecological and stands out from the mass.
Eevi & Linnea