I work with a talented and diverse group.
The normal shift would start with receiving our shipment. The merchandise gets checked in and sorted, then we start opening boxes and processing the products. Once everything is verified, processed and categorized we then put everything on the floor. This is the moment where we are putting garments & accessories away, changing walls, windows and the dress forms. We even do the daily marketing for the store during this time, on certain days we do price reductions adjustments, all before opening the store.
Over the years, I've learned so much about the fluctuating taste of consumers, a little bit of marketing psychology and the various levels of loss prevention and security for the employees, the company, the store and the customers.
The managers in my department has always been down-to-earth yet professional. I've been encouraged to do many things that enriched my life and strengthened my character. The same goes for my team. We are a diverse group who are comfortable in our skin, effective at out work and love to laugh.
In retail the hardest part of the job is dealing with customers, even though we have little interaction customers, my team and I always find ways to keep our energy up, positive and professional when are around them. Simple acts like that is what keeps me loyal and makes my job a fun place.