Here’s the thing that even staunch defenders of retail will admit: retail jobs are often bad because they are treated as temporary by nearly everyone, so almost nobody designs them to be better — in fact, we design them to be worse.
Is there anyone in your office who’d willingly do the same thing, day in, day out for years?
No one, I bet.
But that’s exactly what happens to many employees.
ENFJ: Either the official HR director or the unofficial HR director.
I never wanted to fire any employees but I had no money raised and there was a danger my biggest client would fire me. We were late on every project and we were no longer doing a good job.
“I am not working for you; I’m working for the money.” “I’m clocked out.” “How many minutes until this work day is done?” “I partied a little too hard last night.” “I just assumed that…” “I promise to do that.”…
I like to think I’m a pretty great trainer (I’ve had a lot of experience at this point), and I’ve amassed a few tips on how to make your new team member feel comfortable and confident throughout the training process.
Unlike the “entitled millennials” of trend piece fame, I don’t want to be rewarded just for being alive. But I do want my life, and my work, to be rewarding.
“Our store went six months without a neon open sign while the owners tried to squeeze one out of our distributors for free.”
Let’s be real: there is a lot of overlap between classroom management and office management.
First things first, that smile you are greeted with when you walk into a store, is completely forced.