I'll try to be as respectful as I can...
As an honest and hardworking individual working as a cashier at Sears, I felt I did a great job. As most any human being with a heart would do, I answered phone calls as best I could, and I helped anyone out where there was the asking for help. I once had one of the managers walk up to me while I was stocking shelves for christmas and level with me saying "Mark, you truly are a really good employee.".
The problem was that the managers, bless their hearts, would have to come to me and constantly complain about my Shop Your Way Rewards numbers. From day one, until the day I left, I was always last place with selling credit cards and rewards cards. This is simply because I have human values, I won't tell a lie unless I absolutely have to, so most everyone would say no and I would respect their answer.
I had one manager that liked me as a person, but had to always talk to me about how I was supposed to be deceitful and lie to the customers. In fact, a typical day for me was to have 3 managers on the floor that circled around and would try to have a deep discussion to me about why I should be more deceitful.
Sales in where someone is asking isn't a bad job. The people working on commission will have people come their way and be interested in what they have to sell. They have come to the store asking for a washer or dryer, or asking for a specific tool that they need in hardware. Those working in stocking had an easier time than the cashiers as well, and many that were in stocking had moved there because they wanted to get away from cold sales.
Cold sales is one of the single worst jobs a human being can have in our modern society, and to have it in a company that is going out of business, let alone a corporation, just makes for pure suffering, and what feels like raw slavery.
Thanks for listening,