Retail Store Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Retail Store Manager in Las Vegas:
"Passion."
Do what you really want, retail is not for everyone. You really must want to work with people and for people. You must be able to handle stress well, and work under pressure.

Retail Store Manager in Eastland:
Be friendly, treat people like you would like to be treated.

Retail Store Manager in Hammond:
"Too Mmuch hasstle for the small ount small amount of money."
Pros: Flexibility in scheduling.
Cons: Work you to the bone.

Retail Store Manager in Camarillo:
"Serious stress."
Pros: Culture. The product. Company mantra. Leadership. Company tools. The industry relations we are given the opportunity to build. The owners of the brands we sell that we get to meet and converse with. Team builders. Company events.
Cons: The amount of LP we are responsible for. Minimal time off. Work all holidays. Stress levels.

Retail Store Manager in Phoenix:
Make sure the company promotes from within before beginning employment.

Retail Store Manager in Los Angeles:
"Smile!"
Having an energetic and positive attitude makes for an all around enjoyable workplace for your employees and attracts more customers which in turn boosts sales.

Retail Store Manager in Seguin:
"Company has unrealistic expectations."
Pros: The co-worker relationship is good.
Cons: Stress, corporate office has no sense of reality.