Friday, December 2, 2011

Oh, For The Good Old Days……

…… when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.

This is not true these days. People just love to shop and find that bargain. After all of that shopping they will struggle to pay off all of their bills.
Working in retail during the holidays can be fun and stressful at the same time. I’m working in the jewelry department and it is fun to sell all of the beautiful things we have to offer. I’m expected to do much more than sell. I have to open so many credit card accounts, sell so many online orders, ask them to round up for a good cause and sell care plans for the jewelry the customers buy. WOW! Most of the time doing these things can be pretty easy. Sometimes customers get angry if I ask for any of these things and I’m required to ask each and every question at each sale.  

Just try to remember when you go out shopping the sales associate may ask you for these things because he or she are required to so. Also, try to remember that most sales associates may be working some heavy and unusual hours.  Our store will start opening at 6 in the morning and closing at midnight.

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, but sometimes people can get a bit out of control. They want to get what they want and they want it now! The lines are long and no one wants to wait in line. HELLO.. it’s Christmas time for goodness sake and everyone and their grandmother are out shopping.
I would love to go to work and see everyone getting along with each other and trying to lend a helping hand once in a while. I would love to go to work and see my co-workers doing the same thing. No drama, no gossip in the work place please!

My dearest Santa, all I want for Christmas is world peace.

Thanks for reading, life is good...........


Merikay said...

You seem to have a good outlook. Give the grouches just a little space and don't let them get you down.

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

I have never worked in retail and not sure I could handle people who are grouchy, mean, etc. Like you, I want everyone to get along and be nice -- is that too much to ask?

squawmama said...

I hope you doon't see to many Scrooges....
Have fun