Retail--Most Stressful Job

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Retail is the most stressful job
ENG 2001
MW 7:50pm-9:30pm
South University

Nordstrom, Macy’s, Yankee Candle, Bloomingdales and the list goes on with all different types of retail stores you can go to. Shopping is one of my favorite hobbies but there is more to retail than just shopping. I myself work at a retail store, Bloomingdales, and it is not all that I imagined it would be working there. There are many advantages and disadvantages for working in retail, some advantages include knowing months ahead of time when sales are going to start, being able to see the new markdowns before the customers, discounts, and being able to network. Disadvantages consist of staying out late past closing hours, having to “deal” with rude and obnoxious customers, and the pressure of making sales goals as well as being a good representative of the company. Retail is by far the most stressful job out there. I have worked in several different types of establishments since high school. I have worked in a restaurant, Krispy Kreme, LA Fitness, a daycare, and a few retail jobs. Nothing is as stressful as retail. I worked on the assembly line at Krispy Kreme packaging and watching the donuts come out; sometimes I had to do everything on my own until someone else comes in to help. I looked like Lucy from the “I Love Lucy show” when she worked in the chocolate factory, she wasn’t able to keep up with the conveyer belt so she started stuffing chocolates in her clothes to hide them from her supervisor so she wouldn’t get into trouble. It was a pretty funny sight when I first started working at Krispy Kreme, most of the donuts fell into the trash can but I didn’t get into trouble. Shopping is really considered a hobby to some people. Most people in Boca Raton are a good example. Most of the customers I get are “snowbirds”, which means we usually get them in the fall. I wouldn’t say everyone who shops at Bloomingdales are rude and obnoxious but most are. I have had several encounters...
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