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Have you worked in retail before or work there now? Would you say that it is a decent job or a horrible one? I have read mixed reviews so I'm not sure about it. What's the pay like? Which shop would you recommend working at full or part time?

Letgetfreestuff
13 days ago
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ch7leach
ch7leach13 days ago

Retail has quite a wide range to consider. I have worked in retail for most of my working career in various places and positions and the odd bit of telesales (that was soul destroying). Some of the jobs sucked and hated it, my current employer overall is good and I enjoy it. Pay wise typically I imagine they all start on minimum living wage and some sales positions give you commission on top. As for part time or full time well that depends on what you can get, what your able to do and how much money you want

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff
Original Poster
13 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience πŸ™‚

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SammyHill
SammyHill10 days ago

Iv worked in retail for about 5 years i now work online shopper and picker which i love as we start at 4am and finosh before people are even awake im always busy and i love it! My old job and place wasnt as gppd i guess it depends on your company πŸ™‚

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff
Original Poster
10 days ago

Great! Thank you you for letting me know, I'm glad you enjoy your current job now πŸ™‚

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robyn1988
robyn19889 days ago

I have worked in retail and it was ok except for the Christmas period I hated it then loads of people asking the same thing over and over and the closer to Xmas the ruder people seemed to get .

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff
Original Poster
9 days ago

Just shows the bad side of humanity. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen158 days ago

I think everyone should try working in retail at some point in their life to understand customer service and realise how horrible it is to be shouted at my customers when it’s something completely out of your control... i’ve worked in Boots, H Samuel and Sports Direct - avoid Sports Direct like the plague! H Samuel are a good employer, as are Boots. Staff discount is great at both, pay is good as its above minimum wage which is the usual pay for retail.

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff
Original Poster
8 days ago

Thank you for letting me know which stores to work at and which to avoid πŸ™‚

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