I have my frist shift at macys this weekend and wanted to know if anyone who worked there knew kind of what to expect. I'm really nervous because this is my first job so I don't know what to exepct. Also I'll be working in the childrens department if anyone knows anything about that.
First Day Working at Macy's (or any retail) Advice?
What Guys Said 4
Corporate retail's full of stick-up-the-ass people be it co workers or managers. Always watch what you say and who you say it to; I worked with a guy at Giant Eagle who used to joke and swear a lot but one day I complained about a customer to him and he ratted me out. Also always be polite even if it kill you. An asshole will always find a reason to complain about you. If a customer complains, even if you did literally nothing wrong, from my experience the dick head manager will still give you shit.2
Sell the shit out of everything and have no mercy!!!1
What Girls Said 2
ALWAYS have lotion somewhere nearby! I worked at J. C. Penney as holiday help last year and you would not believe how cracked and dry my hands were after folding sweater after sweater after sweater... Also, since no one expects to pay full price in retail stores, you will get a lot of people who don't read the fine print on their coupons and get pissed at you when you tell them they can't use a $10 off coupon on an item that comes to $9.95 with tax or that Levi jeans are excluded from the coupon discount. And this is racist, but working in retail taught me to be wary of shopping Indian families. They will give you the hardest time at checkout -.-
In conclusion, I hated working retail like that. However, I love working the sort of retail at a bookstore =)1
my first job was retail
make sure the register has enough receipt roll
otherwise customers will get real bitchy with you if they want to do a same return on the spot1
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