The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Melanie Majewski

August 6, 2013
Melanie Majewski
Melanie Majewski, UncommonGoods Senior Human Resources & Office Management Coordinator

My hometown is…
Schenectady, NY. The most recent Ryan Gosling movie (The Place Beyond the Pines) was filmed in and took place in my hometown.

My favorite company event I’ve organized was…
Ah! This is a tough one. I get a little stressed when it comes to the organizing aspect of the events, but it’s so worth it in the end. I love all of our on-site snacks/lunches, but I really love our happy hours! Our latest at Owl Farm was really fun.

I’m inspired by…
Happy, daring and adventurous people. And Beyoncé.

My favorite place to visit in New York City is…
I really love walking around NYC and being outside when it’s sunny, so I have to say I love all of the parks: The Highline, Central Park, Prospect Park. Oh! And the Brooklyn Botanic Garden… it’s only a block from my apartment!

An uncommon fact about me…
I’m digging deep here.

I once received a karaoke machine for Christmas (I was about 8 years old) – one of those machines that you hook up to your TV and it video records you. I was really into performing (as you can tell with the level of dramatics here, still am) so I filmed myself for days. I started getting bored singing the same songs so I decided to do a “newscast” (I should also mention that I went to college for journalism). During the weather forecast portion of this 15-minute video, I took my Dad’s world atlas book, took a blind twisty off of one of the living room windows, and so eloquently projected the weather forecast (and by eloquently I mean I couldn’t get the mirrored video-thing down and I kept pointing to the west when speaking of the east). Somehow my Mom stumbled upon the videotape and shared it at our family Christmas party the next year, haha. She never lets me live it down.

(I could have totally gone un-dramatic there and just said, “I’ve caused a fire to start in the microwave not once, but twice.” You’re welcome.)

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
Cooking up a new recipe for my roommate, daydreaming up my next adventure, taking a dance class, or catching up on The Ellen Show. I like to keep life interesting and rarely sit still.

The word that best describes me…

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
SO MUCH! I’ve learned a lot about the human resources and recruiting industry. But also how to interact with people, network, collaborate with smart and creative people, work in a warehouse, and most importantly, feed 300+ people in one day!

Would you rather…Spend an hour each day practicing ballet indoors or showing off your yoga poses in the park?

That is one of the toughest questions I’ve been asked in my 24 years of life! Can I practice ballet in the park? If not, I don’t know how to answer this question.

Melanie is the Senior Human Resources and Office Management Coordinator at UncommonGoods. She's a huge fan of LOST and spent the majority of her recent Hawaiian vacation visiting locations where the show was filmed. Her favorite uncommon goods are the Vintage Postmark Necklace and the Julia Child Cookbook Birdhouse.


  • Reply Frederick March 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Melanie, hello! My name is Frederick. I enjoyed your article. I applied to Uncommon Goods a while back. I’m currently a student going into PT and am in need of a flexible job with a friendly work environment. Are there possibly any openings in the warehouse department? Thank you so much for your time in advance.

  • Reply Melanie April 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Hi Frederick – Thanks for your interest in working at UncommonGoods! At this time, we do not have any open positions within our warehouse departments. I encourage you to check back at soon, as we post our seasonal warehouse positions during late summer. Best of luck on your search!

  • Reply Alisa June 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Melanie,

    I am a MBA student in New York who would love to do an internship at Uncommon Goods this summer. Absolutely love the business idea and have had my eyes on this website for a long time. Also, I have Buyer experience. Please let me know if you are accepting interns for the summer. Best regards, Alisa

  • Reply Melanie July 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Hello Alisa – We appreciate your interest in joining the UncommonGoods team! At this time, we do not have any merchandising internships available for the summer. I encourage you to visit to review our current job openings, as we do have positions available within our merchant department. Best of luck!

  • Reply Laurén Bienvenue July 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Hi Melanie,

    Apologies for getting in touch this way, I wanted to follow up on an application and couldn’t find another way to do so!

    I submitted my cover letter and resume for the Creative Editor position last week. I have over 7 years of public relations, communications writing and brand strategy experience under my belt and would love to discuss what I can contribute to your team.

    Many thanks for your consideration,
    Laurén Bienvenue

  • Reply Candace Chambers September 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Hey Melanie,

    I’m a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who’s just returned from a summer interning abroad. My previous work experience has been in the non-profit industry and I am now transitioning into the for-profit world, with the hopes of eventually becoming a retail buyer. Considering my background, working for a certified B-corp retailer like Uncommon Goods would be ideal. I applied for the Merchandising Administrative Assistant position through the website about two weeks ago and would just like to follow up with you about the status of my application.

    Thank you for your consideration!,

    Candace Chambers

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