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Black Friday

With Christmas fast approaching, today we had the joy of Black Friday. Though an American tradition, it has now worked its way across the pond to little old England meaning today every bargain hunter in the country travelled in hoards to see what they could grab at discount prices. Although I work in retail, I… Continue reading Black Friday

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Seven Stupid Questions – The Joys Of Working In Retail.

“There in no such thing as a stupid question.” That’s what my school teachers used to say. My years of working in retail have proven to me, they were wrong. There are in fact many stupid questions. No longer is a sales assistant expected to just sit behind a till and scan shopping. Now, we… Continue reading Seven Stupid Questions – The Joys Of Working In Retail.

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Advice For The New Shop Assistant.

Today I decided to share some wisdom that I’ve accumulated over my years in the DDJ (Dreaded Day Job) As I’ve mentioned before, I work as a shop assistant so here are just a few tips to help anyone else starting out in the same career. If the manager says they want to talk to… Continue reading Advice For The New Shop Assistant.

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Amusing Ways To Handle Cold Callers.

We all know who they are, those poor people who earn a living by phoning up random strangers in attempts to sell them Double Glazing, Solar Panels, Accident Cover, Cheaper Electric, and lets not forget PPI or consumer surveys. First let me assure you, I have nothing against these poor people, in fact at one… Continue reading Amusing Ways To Handle Cold Callers.