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Old 05-02-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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What r the best jobs in retail 2 get? I have a friend that works at gap in midtown he works sales n trying to get me on. the only thing is that everytime he leaves the store he has to get checked out n patted down 2 see if hes stealin something. is that legal?

Anyone else work retail in NYC? I dont want 2 work in the BX because theres no stores around here, except Coop city n some other joints. i want to work on 5th ave because i know fashion and have the swag 2.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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You should look into Jimmy Jazz in Fordham Rd...you should do just fine there.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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@Sobroguy- You crack me up lol

Ok Mr. PeLoNLoCoBx, I hope that you are really hyping how you speak and behave on this forum because if not, it will be very difficult finding a job in the retail industry. Retail is a good industry as there will always be stores so you can find work at the entry level or in management if you work your way up. Best thing to do is dress up in a button down shirt, slacks, nice shoes and hit every store and ask to speak the best person available regarding job opportunities. WRITE DOWN THAT PERSONS NAME, ask to speak to them if they are there and if not call them. Fill out an application, give it about five business days, and call to inquire about the status. Don’t get discouraged as this will require hitting up a ton of stores before you even get an interview. First impression is EVERYTHING so make you act and speak properly (no slang, dressed appropriately, no slouching, no pounds). Working at these stores you get discounts so if you like electronics, aim to work at Best Buy, Sneakers, Foot Locker, Clothes, wherever you shop.

And yes, it is common practice to check someone before leaving to ensure that no merchandise or store property has been stolen. I work at a hotel and they do the same thing to every employee before leaving.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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@Sobroguy- You crack me up lol

Ok Mr. PeLoNLoCoBx, I hope that you are really hyping how you speak and behave on this forum because if not, it will be very difficult finding a job in the retail industry. Retail is a good industry as there will always be stores so you can find work at the entry level or in management if you work your way up. Best thing to do is dress up in a button down shirt, slacks, nice shoes and hit every store and ask to speak the best person available regarding job opportunities. WRITE DOWN THAT PERSONS NAME, ask to speak to them if they are there and if not call them. Fill out an application, give it about five business days, and call to inquire about the status. Don’t get discouraged as this will require hitting up a ton of stores before you even get an interview. First impression is EVERYTHING so make you act and speak properly (no slang, dressed appropriately, no slouching, no pounds). Working at these stores you get discounts so if you like electronics, aim to work at Best Buy, Sneakers, Foot Locker, Clothes, wherever you shop.

And yes, it is common practice to check someone before leaving to ensure that no merchandise or store property has been stolen. I work at a hotel and they do the same thing to every employee before leaving.


ok thanks n sobro i forgot about jimmy jazz imma hit 'em up.

bronxite do you mean get dressed in a shirt n tie, not sure if i want to do that? I usually wear tight skinny jeans, rocawear/polo, my NY fitted, n rock new jordans. If u saw me u probably say DAMN THAT CAT GOT SWAG
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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Now I seriously think that you are joking.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:03 AM
 
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Retail is a good industry...
That's true if you don't have any expectations or ambitions. But if you start thinking about the future (which most people don't), then you need to do a little better than retail. If all you want is to have something to avoid being unemployed, then yes, there's always retail.

Retirement is just an abstraction when you're running around imagining that you're invincible. Wait a few years. And while you're waiting, check out the retail stores in your neighborhood and see how many 62-year-olds are working there, counting the days until they can retire on their pensions from the retail industry (excuse me; my sarcasm alarm just starting ringing...)
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:03 AM
 
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That's true if you don't have any expectations or ambitions. But if you start thinking about the future (which most people don't), then you need to do a little better than retail. If all you want is to have something to avoid being unemployed, then yes, there's always retail.

Retirement is just an abstraction when you're running around imagining that you're invincible. Wait a few years. And while you're waiting, check out the retail stores in your neighborhood and see how many 62-year-olds are working there, counting the days until they can retire on their pensions from the retail industry (excuse me; my sarcasm alarm just starting ringing...)
Retail isn't just selling shoes at Foot Locker. People that are buyers are also "in retail". There is also the whole back end management aspect as well. I'm not talking about the "floor" managers but the people that run entire teams and departments at places like Macy's, Bloomingdale's, or Best Buy, etc. Those folks are "in retail" too and let's not forget those that work "in retail" but sit in the corporate offices... I understand what type of retail position the OP is asking about but I just had to correct the gross generalization that a retail job is just working the register at the Gap.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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That's true if you don't have any expectations or ambitions. But if you start thinking about the future (which most people don't), then you need to do a little better than retail. If all you want is to have something to avoid being unemployed, then yes, there's always retail.

Retirement is just an abstraction when you're running around imagining that you're invincible. Wait a few years. And while you're waiting, check out the retail stores in your neighborhood and see how many 62-year-olds are working there, counting the days until they can retire on their pensions from the retail industry (excuse me; my sarcasm alarm just starting ringing...)

You’re kidding right?

The retail industry makes up two thirds of the Gross Domestic Product of our country. Look at how many retail companies are within the top 10 of the Fortune 500 list including #1-Walmart, Ford, GE, General Motors…. Many of these companies offer great management training programs that allow for more upward mobility than you would not find in other industries. Retail is a great CAREER for someone with leadership and management potential. On the other hand it offers a great job and benefits for those without work that are using our tax dollars to receive government handouts. Yes, where someone will end up within any company is up to their own personal goals, ambition, and work but at the end of the day you need a cashier at the store level in order for executives at the corporate level to get paid. Look at how retail companies are trading on the NYSE… do you think this is play money? There needs to be a successful operation in order for these companies to stay profitable. This starts at the store level for many of these companies.

And you mention retirement, these companies offer 401K that MATCH your contribution, how is that not introductory preparation for retirement?

I would gladly take my Ivy-League degree along with management experience and work for an international retail company. For the right price of course.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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Retail isn't just selling shoes at Foot Locker. People that are buyers are also "in retail". There is also the whole back end management aspect as well. I'm not talking about the "floor" managers but the people that run entire teams and departments at places like Macy's, Bloomingdale's, or Best Buy, etc. Those folks are "in retail" too and let's not forget those that work "in retail" but sit in the corporate offices... I understand what type of retail position the OP is asking about but I just had to correct the gross generalization that a retail job is just working the register at the Gap.
Thank you.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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ok thanks n sobro i forgot about jimmy jazz imma hit 'em up.

bronxite do you mean get dressed in a shirt n tie, not sure if i want to do that? I usually wear tight skinny jeans, rocawear/polo, my NY fitted, n rock new jordans. If u saw me u probably say DAMN THAT CAT GOT SWAG

You are funny lol keep going. Come on, we all did and said crazy things when we was his age I am sure.
I mean really, how intellectual was it to use "rad" "dope" "daddio"
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