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Opening and closing the store. Duties consist of cleaning the store such as sweeping, mopping, dusting, making sure all merchandise is straightened and also having the dressing rooms properly cleaned for our clients. Mannequins get changed every week and last but not least that we satisfied our customers with their needs. We also received merchandise, steamed them, and merchandised them.
The store at one time chose ladies of different backgrounds which made things interesting to learn about other cultures. Now it is very minimal. We have a staff of three, sometimes four. No real training other than cash and computer.
I really enjoy working with the public. My first job was at a candy store. I was in retail in my 40’s until now.
It’s all about personality. You need to make people comfortable in that environment. When you get to know your customers you know their needs.
Working with all-woman can be a challenge.
When the store is not busy.
It could be a very fun workplace. People that shop are generally happy and know what they want. Never be pushy. Make sure they leave happy and wanting to come back.
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