A Note From Kaden
I entered Echo Valley Trading Company for the first time nearly two years ago. I've always been fond of antiques and oddities so the store was right up my alley. I liked it so much that I asked the owner, Rob, if he would consider hiring me. Unfortunately, Rob wasn't looking for help at the time, but I continued visiting the store to shop and chat. In the meantime, I got a (rather unpleasant) job at a restaurant. I worked there for a few months before leaving in order to focus on school. Towards the beginning of the summer of 2020, I was looking for a job again, and it just so happened that Rob was looking for help. Echo Valley had been my first job choice, so I was beyond excited when I was offered a job. It took me a while to catch on, as I had no prior experience with online auctions. But soon enough, I got comfortable with my position. Talking with customers and running the store has been my favorite part of the job, but I grew to enjoy setting up auctions as well. Something I didn't expect when I started the job was how much I would learn. Though I considered myself a fan of antiques, there was a lot I didn't know. I didn't know who Clark Gable was, I'd never heard of a reel-to-reel, and I had no idea how 45 records were played. Aside from vintage topics, there were also quite a few modern things I've learned, like how to measure shirts. Echo Valley is undoubtedly the best job I've ever had. I'm thankful for everything I've learned and all the experiences I've had here.