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....would you choose a retail job again? Why or why not?



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I was in retail for many years, going back to the early 2000s. Back then it was still ok, you werent gonna make a huge check but you could get by. Most the major retailers treated you half decently. It really depended on where you were coming from and what you were trying to do. 

As a man trying to feed a family? Never was a good deal. Single man strung out on booze or dope and living in a one room sh!tty apartment? Perfect!

Today you can't even have that. Wages and hrs and benefits have been slashed, even in the current worker crisis market, so much you have to be on some sort of welfare just to get by. Today's retail is best suited for students, house wives and retirees. A young person absolutely cannot afford to support themselves on a modern retail job. 

Would I do it again? Saying all that above, what do you think? 'Just say no!' to drugs? Sheeeeit, why? At least on the selling end. They've got it set up now where, lacking other economic opportunities or skills, you basically have to go that route. 

F U C K retail. It's barely paid slavery.



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I'm only still in because I been here so long. At my pay rate and age I won't find this any where else, and I retire in a few yrs. Your right about the student/housewife/retiree thing tho. Ave person no way could afford a living on this job, especially now that they freezing raises and chopping hrs.

If I had to do it again? Ida joined the military. Cuda been retired by now with full benes.



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....would you choose a retail job again? Why or why not?


 My store has some nice pussy to look at daily. So yes I would as long as their there



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Anonymous wrote:

....would you choose a retail job again? Why or why not?


 My store has some nice pussy to look at daily. So yes I would as long as their there


 You might as well stay for that reason, even tho just looking is all you'll ever do.

Your grammar says you should have stayed on the short bus confuse



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Of course not.

It never paid anything, random schedules were always bull****, and the abuse from the general public and management alike was never ever worth it.

Even with a terrible job, back in the day, you could buy a house.

If I had gotten a merely terrible job rather than a nightmare cluster**** of a job, I could have bought a house.  Then, at least I could turn the music real loud while I drink myself to death.  It's not the same with earbuds.

I'm paying the equivalent of my brother's mortgage (on a house) combined with my uncle's mortgage (on a house in trendy Old Town) for a cuckbox cardboard apartment.

****.



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Of course not.

It never paid anything, random schedules were always bull****, and the abuse from the general public and management alike was never ever worth it.

Even with a terrible job, back in the day, you could buy a house.

If I had gotten a merely terrible job rather than a nightmare cluster**** of a job, I could have bought a house.  Then, at least I could turn the music real loud while I drink myself to death.  It's not the same with earbuds.

I'm paying the equivalent of my brother's mortgage (on a house) combined with my uncle's mortgage (on a house in trendy Old Town) for a cuckbox cardboard apartment.

****.


 Almost everything you said here was me during my years at Walshart



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Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:

....would you choose a retail job again? Why or why not?


 My store has some nice pussy to look at daily. So yes I would as long as their there


 You might as well stay for that reason, even tho just looking is all you'll ever do.

Your grammar says you should have stayed on the short bus confuse


 Who cares to use grammar on a site full of associate scum like you ? Lol virgin.



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The problem is that all retail or food establishment wages haven't kept up with the new economy, but the standard of living has increased. Retail wages were OK in the 1990's, but the small wages increases didn't keep up with the huge cultural changes of modern society. People 20 years ago didn't have to worry about paying cell phones and or dealing with a connected society. Also, the average apartment 20's years ago might have cost $500-$700 a month, in my area its $1000 for a semi-decent studio in a decent area. People want a modern society, but don't understand there are always people doing the dirty and everyday work to keep it going.

The "future" always looks glamorous in movies and TV, but in reality there is a large part of the society left behind v

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EUID_Unknown wrote:

The problem is that all retail or food establishment wages haven't kept up with the new economy, but the standard of living has increased. Retail wages were OK in the 1990's, but the small wages increases didn't keep up with the huge cultural changes of modern society. People 20 years ago didn't have to worry about paying cell phones and or dealing with a connected society. Also, the average apartment 20's years ago might have cost $500-$700 a month, in my area its $1000 for a semi-decent studio in a decent area. People want a modern society, but don't understand there are always people doing the dirty and everyday work to keep it going.

The "future" always looks glamorous in movies and TV, but in reality there is a large part of the society left behind v


 Lotta truth in that post. My rent back then was 515. Here is this whack state now 900 and its not very big.. Im definitely doing the dirty though Im stealing most of my food from Kroger so it enables me to have a little more glamorous life style. Thanks kroger



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Nope. Ida got my sht together and finished college. No guarantee of a great life, but definitely a better job. Or ida gone military and be retired by now. 

I worked one retail place a lotta yrs ago and an old guy who'd been there forever got mad when I asked him what did his real job used to be before he retired and came there. He said he's always worked there and I thought you poor bastard, how'd you NOT commit suicide years ago??

Retail is no so called career to retire from. First of all, because it doesn't pay enough for you to retire. You just kinda die there. 



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