I worked at this gig for 8 or so months.
The manager who hired me, a lifetime retail guy, was nice enough; he was on his way out, and really didn't care to shoulder a heap of responsibilities in terms of utterly unrealistic sales goals, circus-like promotions and antiquated retail software (if memory serves, we added sales figures on an abacus).
The new guy, charging hard, expected similar or steeper sales goals, in spite of promotions such as buy 1 suit, get 3 free. Customers, well aware that they have the upper hand, often try to manipulate sales people for the 'best deal' -- beyond the scope of the promotional parameters. And in an effort to meet his daily goals, the manager winds up approving low ball transactions just to sell anything (''anything italicized).
So, customer comes in, 2-4 clerks compete for a low ball sale, customers try to negotiate for the best deal -- including refusing to pay for tailoring and so forth, and one's hourly minimum wage is weighed against all the aforementioned.
This gig was like a poorly written comedy sketch, minus the laughs.
pretty girl working register at macy's perfume counter.
not yet, but job could make you one --