Meet Susan , Kyle Lane’s Newest Staff Member Sue and I, go way back to secondary school, where we sported the trendy short haircuts, ridiculously flared jeans and hoodies! We had plenty of mad teenage nights out! We were all the rage!! Then after school Sue moved to Dublin and I moved to Cork and we lost touch …….
When I first opened my business I am the kind of girl who thinks that they can do everything themselves! Now, I did get massive amounts of help from my Super Mam Bernie, but as I grew busier and busier, getting the work I needed to get done, actually done, I struggled, for far too long!
I knew I needed help! But I wanted to make sure that it was the right help! I thought it over and over for about the last year, Susan kept coming into my head. I figured out where I was struggling, finding time to be organised was one of them. My creative brain was fighting with my business brain, and I couldn’t find a balance. I remember thinking back in school, thinking if I could be more like Susan, she would have her homework done by the time I got out my copy!! I had some many ideas and avenues I wanted to go down and I knew that I couldn’t get to them! So I just decided to contact Susan meet up and see would she be interested in becoming Kyle Lanes first employee. I’m not going to lie, I was so scared. Not of Susan now (haha) but that she would say no, or that I was maybe getting an employee too soon, all the fears were there. Not seen Sue for years and years after about 10mins I knew that Susan was perfect for the job! So before Xmas Sue came in for a trial to see if she liked it and about a week later I wondered how I ever survived without her!!! I don’t know how I even tied my shoelaces!!
I’m so excited that not only have I the best employee ever and that I have time to concentrate on exciting new projects and ideas that have been brewing for years!!