You’re a Sales Associate. Do You Know How Amazingly Important You Are?

You are the most vital gear in the entire build up of the company.  You and your sales team create the spirit squad for your company, with high energy and excitement for your product and what you do.  Without your amazing efforts your company would not be as prosperous as it is, your supervisors are… Read More

When District Managers Distract

Last Wednesday as my Grandmother and I entered Pier 1 Imports and for the snowiest day of the year the store actually had three different sets of customers. The store was also filled with the laughter of five Pier 1 employees, only one wearing the blue Pier 1 apron.  One wore only a sweater and a name tag,… Read More

Field Training

One of the beauties of customer service is that we have the rare opportunity to play both sides of the field at any given point of our day.  I once had a boyfriend who was also a store manager in my company (yes one of those forbidden and torrid long distance in work affairs) who… Read More

I need to check your ID

My husband visited the pharmacy today in attempt to pick up his prescription after his oral surgery this morning.  The man behind the counter looked over the prescription then kindly looked up to my husband and asked, “may I please see your Driver’s License?”  For the reason of avoiding the rabbit hole I will not go into… Read More

The Psychology of A**holes

It’s a problem that has been sweeping the world of retail.  A problem that has haunted our nightmares and without them our job would be so much better…It’s a problem I heard complained about in my stores and it’s the that stories continue to haunt us in so many retail blogs! A Simple Logistics Equation: Where… Read More