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Post by Stewmuse » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:38 pm

...I have my first cigar job this summer, working in the Humidor at a local liquor store chain (Binny’s) which sells a fair amount of smokes. So far, it’s pretty enjoyable!
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Post by Kip » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:59 pm

Stewmuse wrote:...I have my first cigar job this summer, working in the Humidor at a local liquor store chain (Binny’s) which sells a fair amount of smokes. So far, it’s pretty enjoyable!
Outstanding!

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Post by Zedman05 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:26 pm

Congrats buddy !
I had a one day cigar shop job myself. The owner wanted to see if I would fit in. I did. He wanted me to work certain days at certain times, and it was all wrong. So I told him I couldnt accept his dates. We are still friendly, and kind of chuck about it a few years later.

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Post by Stewmuse » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:20 pm

Zedman05 wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:26 pm
Congrats buddy !
I had a one day cigar shop job myself. The owner wanted to see if I would fit in. I did. He wanted me to work certain days at certain times, and it was all wrong. So I told him I couldnt accept his dates. We are still friendly, and kind of chuck about it a few years later.
Yep. One of the keys to any job for me - because of my performance schedule and my daughter’s Summer stuffs - was flexibility in hours and days and this position seems very well set up for that.
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Post by kurtdesign1 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:21 am

This is excellent!!! Which Binny's??

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Post by Stewmuse » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:46 pm

kurtdesign1 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:21 am
This is excellent!!! Which Binny's??
Downers Grove, at the intersect of I-355 and 56.
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Post by kurtdesign1 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:30 am

Stewmuse wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:46 pm
kurtdesign1 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:21 am
This is excellent!!! Which Binny's??
Downers Grove, at the intersect of I-355 and 56.
I'm not sure I know that one. Is that on the NorthWest side of the street (Interchange) by the new Home Depot??

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Post by 815DC » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:12 pm

I am actually fairly positive that is the only Binnys I have shopped at in my life. Stopped in for a bottle of 1 Barrel rum recommended by Stew H and grabbed a couple tasty Flor de Oliva Corojo Robustos. That was years ago now when I was at a convention at the College of DuPage.

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Post by Stewmuse » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:52 pm

kurtdesign1 wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:30 am
Stewmuse wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:46 pm
kurtdesign1 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:21 am
This is excellent!!! Which Binny's??
Downers Grove, at the intersect of I-355 and 56.
I'm not sure I know that one. Is that on the NorthWest side of the street (Interchange) by the new Home Depot??
Exactly. It used to be attached to that Home Depot but moved across the lot into the former Golfsmith store.
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Post by Stewmuse » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:59 pm

One of the cool in working there is, of course, being around all the different cigars, etc. I also get to see some unique box sets (like a special 10-count case of Opus X’s that includes several BIG sizes, $215) and some shake-your-head items. Like this box of Fuente Don Carlos’ (modeled by my Humidor mate, Jimmy) that came with a pair of white, monogrammed cotton gloves for proper handling. Behold...
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