Celebrity Status and Retail

“Johnny and Tim came in the store today,” I could hear his Joe Cool voice through Lydia’s receiver, though she sat a seat over from me. “Who are they,” Lydia had just been complaining to me about the love this keyholder from North Carolina had for himself.  Something about walking into the backroom and finding him… Read More

Kohl’s- 5 Suggestions For The Department Stores of America.

About a year and a half ago I went with my mother to our neighborhood Kohl’s.  Considering it is literally the major anchor in the strip mall that literally lines the back of our neighborhood, and is not only a two minute drive it is also incredibly walkable so my mom frequents this spot.   We… Read More

Confronting Employees: Unmotivated

I was a college student who just happened to have the highest seniority in a store that had endured (barely) without a manager for nearly eight months.  I held no training, really in anything, considering I honestly had originally only intended this to be a part-time summer gig; a first and only intended experience in the world of retail.… Read More

12 Aspects to Consider Before Choosing a Career in Retail.

Aspects to Celebrate: 1. Most small box stores do not open until about 9 or 10 a.m. meaning most mornings you will get to sleep in even if you hold the opening shift.  The long operating hours also grants more flexibility to accommodate those with atypical availabilities, or those who find a strict schedule too stifling.… Read More

Using your Staff

The role of manager feels so under appreciated, and believe it is.  Though sometimes as managers we pusher ourselves beyond our means, feeling that by pulling more than our fair share of weight we are doing right by our team or our company.  But what if I told you it’s okay to step back, not… Read More