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Old 05-06-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: New York
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while i agree with the first part about the way he speaks, i would have to disagree completely with the "if you even call retail professional". i'm pretty sure you would call someone making a six figure income a professional, right? it's not unheard of for sales associates working on commission to make that much, especially if they are dealing with luxury brands. secondly, as you stated before, you worked in retail. so i would expect you of all people to know retail extends past the cashier/stock room positions to the shift/store managers all the way up the ceo's and buyers.
I think you misunderstood my statement there. While luxury retail stores may be high-maintenance, it is rarely as great when you work as a sales associate at, let's say Victoria's Secret or H&M. You don't get commission and chances of moving up are very slim. Believe me when I say things get really ugly when it comes to replenishing tables of clothing, versus repositioning some handbags on a shelf. A 5-figure income worker can just be as professional but 6-figure income workers aren't always as professional, seeing as most managers make antic moves in advantage of their power.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Florence, Italy
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I think you misunderstood my statement there. While luxury retail stores may be high-maintenance, it is rarely as great when you work as a sales associate at, let's say Victoria's Secret or H&M. You don't get commission and chances of moving up are very slim. Believe me when I say things get really ugly when it comes to replenishing tables of clothing, versus repositioning some handbags on a shelf. A 5-figure income worker can just be as professional but 6-figure income workers aren't always as professional, seeing as most managers make antic moves in advantage of their power.
oh ok, i understand what you're saying now. well, the thing is..if he has the experience/education (i don't want to jump to conclusions, but something tells me he has neither), then he can command those commission positions...until such time he has to pay his dues. the retail industry isn't a jump in at the top/get rich quick industry...
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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With the economy how it is, retail jobs are even hard to come by. I have been working in CVS for 4 years. I'm 23 going to be 24 in October. I have a couple of friends who are 25 and 26 and they work in CVS as a stock person. Really hard to get a job these days. Nothing wrong with retail.
Same here. I've been with retail since I was 18 and I'll be 23 in a few weeks.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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Retail jobs with hourly pay are bad enough.

However, when you get promoted to salaried, many companies will work you so many hours, your average wages will put you in the "squeegee man" range.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Same here. I've been with retail since I was 18 and I'll be 23 in a few weeks.
It is so hard to find a job that pays a lot of money. Most of my friends work in retail.
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