Today is just going to be a compilation of tips that are important, but couldn't fill out an entire day on their own. Enjoy!
- Sales associates are not babysitters. It's fine if you bring your kids into the store, but seriously, keep an eye on them. Don't let them run wild. It's extremely rude to other customers too, not just the employees. Kids get under foot, they knock stuff over, they scream, they do gymnastics on the furniture, they run into people...and it's really just unsafe to leave your kid unattended in a store anyway. So don't do it.
- There is a correct way to get something from the bottom of a stack, and the correct way does not involve yanking it out and toppling over the pile. Lift up the clothes from on top of the one you want and set them to the side. Grab the item you want. Put the other clothes back. For some reason, 90% of customers can't figure this out. The stacks of clothing aren't supposed to fall on the floor when you pull a shirt out. Lift and grab, don't dig and pull.
- We ring people up as fast as possible. We also need to be assigned to a register before we can use it for transactions. Don't glare at me for not ringing you up if I'm clocking in or grabbing something; I literally couldn't ring you up if I tried.
- I don't control the playlist, the lights, or the smell of the store. Complain to me all you want, nothing's going to change. Sorry.
- Remember: Employees are people, not slaves.
I know there are a ton of things I'm forgetting, and I'll do my best to post them on another day if I remember them. I hope you've all enjoyed this themed week of blogging! Wednesday was my one year anniversary at my job, so I thought this would be a fun way to celebrate. I am happy to say that working in retail has not made me bitter about humanity, and I will definitely keep enjoying my job.