Friday, January 22, 2016
Retail Sucks Sometimes
When applying for their first job, there are a couple different factors one needs to consider: chief among them being what kind of industry the applicant wants to get into. They can go into the restaurant industry, either as a server or amateur cook; they can go into the service industry and do something like car washing or landscaping; or they can go into retail. If they're like me, they chose the last option, and either love it or dread it every day. It takes a certain type of person to be able to get into retail and give it their all. They need to be able to sell to all different kinds of people, many of whom have differing personalities and styles. They also need to be able to constantly be on alert for thieves and other shady characters. Finally, they need to be able to just shut up and smile, no matter how annoying customers can get (and believe me, they ca get VERY annoying). Don't get me wrong, I love my job. I honest to God really do, but sometimes I have some customers who make me debate whether or not it is wise to catch a felony before I turn 18. This blog is going to be a weekly account of any strange, weird, or flat-out crazy situations I get into as a sales associate at Banana Republic. If you're not already in it, consider this insight into how retail sucks sometimes.