Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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empress19 really needs to claim her taxes back!

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A question about this goal: Can anyone provide any useful info about working at a beauty store in the US e.g. MAC, Sephora, Estee Lauder, etc!? [I'm from the UK.] June 20th, 2007 05:11


I work in a Bath & Body Works store in one of the largest malls in the country (Located in the Chicago Suburbs), in the Mall there is a MAC, and a Sephora, Estee Lauder is sold in Macy’s. I would pick an area you want to live in and get in contact with stores in the area to get a job.


yikes i used to work for a flagship bath & body (NEVER work there)—now i work for l’occitane, kind of the french equivalent to the body shop/bath & body works. it’s an awesome company, pay is well, you’re never on call (which you are at bath & body works). i agree with gwynniverre, choose a spot you’d like to live in the US with a nice mall. i live in san antonio and we have two extremely nice malls here, the one i work is just a tad more chi chi and was built more recently. in dallas, lancome i think has their own store, but other than that all those cosmetic companies (clinique, mac, estee, elizabeth arden, etc.) are in all department stores :) other standalone stores that you’ve also probably heard of that are nice: aveda, origins, bare escentuals, beauty first


Prepare a resume. It does not matter if you have relevant experience or not, prepare a resume that is honest.

Make it a point to drop off your resume, fill out the application and then follow up with a phone call.

After that, make it a point to change all of your voicemails and make them sound professional.

When you get the interview, dress professionally.

Thank them for their time, and then follow up with a thank you card to the person who conducted your email.

If you have not heard anything in a week, send an email to thank them for their time. List your contact info at the bottom. Use spell check before you send.

When you get the job, again say thanks.

Hey mate, hope you accomplish your goal. I worked for Myer, and I did shifts within L’occtane, Chanel and Davidoff perfumes, and things. My advice is to get retail experience (Any retail exp, and show how passionate you are about the job. Good luck.

cafegroundzero is catching up with his account on 43 things, and later going to work

I just happen to be looking for more work, as the jobs I have are part time and free lance.


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