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Fateha Bushra
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Some of the things I did not enjoy:

  • Can be a bit hectic during the holiday seasons
  • Minimum wage unless told otherwise
  • Fluctuating hours depending on the store and how busy it can be
  • Standing for 8 hours

What are some of your cons of working in retail? #advice #jobsearch #retail #wordsofadvice

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Joshua Coronado
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Ecommerce project manager, raised on retail, former entertainment assistant.

As I've read a lot on this thread, pay seems to be the number one source of dissatisfaction, and I have to agree. Whether the pay's too low, raises are infrequent, or commissions aren't offered—it's a real hit to moral.

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Florence Love
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Depending on the store, fluctuating hours, especially for Part time employees.

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Ernest Dupree
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Electrical Estimator C A D Operator Owner Operator Property Manager

the thieves n shoplifters

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Abbie McKendrick
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Getting things thrown at me by customer and my work doing nothing to protect me

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Thomas Holmes
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Produce Load Breaker at Smiths

No one gives a flying @#$% especially management

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Nur Yunlu
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Restaurant Worker / Designer / Marketing

Minimum wage

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Reena B.
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Admin Assistant at Veritas Tax And Law

I would have to say the pay was number 1 con in working retail...but that can be changing. I heard in some locations Target pays upto $22/hr. I read this somewhere but not sure how true that is.

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Brittany Brady
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Owner of fashion e-commerce site

I know this isn't the case for some companies, but I've worked for some where a commission or bonus structure was not offered... to me, these are crucial when it comes to incentifying employees to hit sales targets. Jobs I've worked where commission/bonuses were not offered definitely left me feeling less motivated.

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Phoebe Montrie
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@Fateha Bushra I think folks who work in retail should absolutely be paid more than minimum wage! It's a hard job that requires specialized skills and a lot of labor, and they deserve so much more for the amount they endure! As a #FoodServices worker, I know how much you guys put into your jobs! 💸💓

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