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What it’s really like working in retail💸

I seen this post on Ellie’s blog See here and I really enjoyed reading it. So I thought I’d do a version of my own. Make sure you go a read Ellie’s post too.

What kind of retail do you work in?

I work as a customer service assistant at Wilkos

Any tasks you hate?

I wouldn’t say I hate it I personally don’t like stacking the shelves, it’s very rare that I do it as I mostly do till work. But when I do have to do it, it’s definitely my least favourite job.

Is there anything you do while at work that you shouldn’t do?

I sometimes forgot to charge people for 5p bags, but I don’t do it on purpose it’s just I’m very forgetful 😂 but other than that no I always follow the rules.

How long have you worked in retail?

4 years this year.

Favourite and least favourite thing about working in retail?

Favourite thing, would have to be serving cute old couples or cute kids. I love having conversations with them and them telling me about their day or the kids showing me their new colouring books or new toys they’ve got I think it’s so cute.

Least favourite thing is definitely rude customer with no manner. It doesn’t take 2 seconds to say please and thank you. It really gets on my nerves.

Best and worst customer engagement?

Best one would hands down have to be the other day when someone bought their new puppy to my till, it made my day, it was so small and just adorable! I obviously scanned their items very slowly so I could have more strokes😍

Worst engagement, when people 3 times your age try to flirt with you and make cringy jokes🤦🏽‍♀️ I find it so awkward, and I try and get rid of them as fast as I can.

Would you recommend retail to others?

I would, It’s not my dream job to work in retail but it’s a good job to be in if you enjoy interacting with people which I do. It’s good money and you hear a lot of different stories.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little post, thanks for reading….until next time Soph!xxxx

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