Retail Shoppers

Most Popular Christmas Gift of This Season

Let’s dive into the top picks of christmas gifts this season. There will be new gifts ideas and gifts that have been given for years. First are board/card games. They are coming out with new games every year to keep the parties fun and unexpected. The top game that is being shared this year is What Do You Meme?

This game is fun for all ages. Kids love the funny pictures and when adults drink, anything is funny to them. This game maker is really progressing with times and realizing that memes are taking over and everyone knows them.

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Retail Employees

No Weekends Off

I know when we apply for a retail job, we also sign up for working weekends. That is the most busy time of the week because most people are off of work. But, working weekends makes us so tired. Most employees who work retail are full time students who work a lot more than they should. Weekends are times that we have no class and usually have events to go to, which we normally have to miss because of work.

I can’t tell you the amount of events and get-togethers I have had to miss since I started working retail. If it’s friends birthdays, sporting events, or anything that seems fun, I had to miss them. At most retail jobs, only the first three people who take off on weekends get those days off, everyone else is denied. The people who do have off will refuse to take your shift and then you are stuck at work for hours that day, usually in the middle of the day when the event is going on.

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Retail Employees

Let’s Have Some Uniformity

Working in retail, I found out a lot of people do not know how to fold clothes. Even employees struggle with folding clothes properly. I would say folding a shirt is pretty easy, but some struggle with this simple task.

When you are shopping, you should always try to refold the clothes you unfold. It does not have to be the perfect fold you see, but you not just throwing it back is a lot more helpful. Employees already have a hard time keeping up with cleaning on a busy weekend.

Now hear me out, we have been folding out clothes at home since we were kids, do you really not know how to do it in a store too? I am sure your draws in your house do not have clothes just thrown in there, so why would you do that somewhere else?

Retail Experience

Let’s Talk: Customer Reviews

Almost every website has reviews on them, especially retail websites. When online shopping or even going to a new business, a review is the lifeline you look for. Reviews will make or break a business. One bad review can stop people from ever going to your business.

There are different types of reviews. I will talk about funny, good, and bad reviews.

Funny: BIC Pens For Her

This review is funny and on the good side, not directly saying anything bad about the company or product. This is a funny review because she states that she wasn’t allowed to use “manly pens” before, but now they have feminine pens, she can write with her delicate hands. The underlying meaning of this review is that pens and other products should not be limited to a certain gender if they are everyday items.

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Retail Employees

Let’s Talk About A Raise

You only get pennies

I have talked about getting more money in a previous post, but let’s talk about how little money retail workers actually make. I know there is a minimum wage set for each state and in Wisconsin, where I live, it is $7.25. Now does that seem like a livable wage to you? I know most people who are paid this are teenagers with a very minimal amount of bills, but to people like me who had a lot of bills as a teenager, this is not enough.

I know there are yearly raises which sounds amazing, but wait! Do you know how little we get bumped up? Let’s say it’s no where near the amount that I work for. I worked at a company for almost three years and I could’t wait for my yearly raise, but it was a max of $0.50 and that’s on the high end of raises!!! I once received an $0.11 raise. This isn’t given for good work or if the manager likes you, it’s what the company gives everyone. Do companies really think these pennies they are giving us enough?

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Retail Experience

Black Friday Is Approaching Fast!!

Black Friday is a day of complete madness. You get the best deals, but what does that cause you? Some people are injured, you don’t sleep and you spend way more money than anticipated. Well, I am here to tell you everyone goes through this and there are easier ways.

Of course you want the best deals and most bang for you buck, but is it really worth staying out all night to do this? You have never ending checkout lines and even the longest lines just to get into the store. I would say the biggest places to shop would be Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and once upon a time, ToysRUs. You would drive by the day before and see people lined up with tents and other necessities to sleep overnight, usually in very cold weather just to save some money.

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Retail Employees

Retail Can Be The Best And Worst Job

If you have ever worked retail, you probably have mixed feelings about it. When you first start a job, you are very excited, but as the job passes you realize you don’t want to be there anymore. Retail can end up being the best or worst job you ever have and I am going to explain why.

Let’s start with the bad reasons first. I am sure you can imagine why I believe retail sucks to work for. Starting as a teenager, you start at the lowest level possible which also means you are not respected as much. Now I have always been lucky with my rankings at work with hard work and always showing up. BUT, some places just do not treat you properly. Working in a retail store, it’s hard to get points across since there are so many levels to get to any employee higher up.

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Retail Experience

How Should You Talk To An Employee?

Now I know what you are thinking, you know how to talk to an employee because they are obviously people, just like you. You are courteous, polite and clean, but I am here to tell you, not everyone is.

Being a retail worker, I can say there are some very nice helpful people out there, but there are also very rude people. Some shoppers believe the workers are there to only help them and clean up after them. As I wrote about in a previous post, if you would just clean up after yourself, it would make the employees job so much easier.

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