Describe The Horrors Of Retail Stores

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Shopping has been a core activity for Americans for as long as the concept of stores existed. Over and over again employees will describe the horrors of retail, and my story is no exception. They will try to open store doors even when the lights are shut off. They will grow anxious as they wait for Beyonce 's latest hit to welcome them into your store. They will loop around in circles until the store CD rotates and repeats the same song they once walked into. They will shop after the store has closed and demolish your neat racks. They will think they are invincible and continue to shop even after a shooting occurred right outside the parking lot. They will try to find any little flaw in an item in hopes for a discount. They will argue for …show more content…
Heather saw potential in Kelly, but told us that she was her ‘mini project’. Kelly worked extremely hard, worked overtime, took peoples shifts and was a phenomenal teammate. Behind her great work ethic, she was a young beauty school student living on her own at the age of nineteen. Of course, unlike most nineteen year olds Kelly had to work to pay bills and survive. The minimum wage in Norridge was $8.25, barely enough to pay one or two bills. Heather did not take the time to know Kellys story, but as someone who basically lived at Windsor I felt the need to get to know my coworkers. I knew that Kelly was driven to rise to the top in order to get a promotion. After 6 months of hard work, Heather finally took notice and decided to give her training as an Assistant …show more content…
A month passed and I began to notice that H.P was not going to give her a promotion. H.P began to pick out every little thing she felt was wrong with Kellys work. If any problems arose at the store she would blame Kelly and tell her she wasn’t ready for her promotion. It was not until one day, H.P decided it was my job to tell Kelly her big promotion was never coming. I had the job of closing with Kelly and after a long day of work, the closing girls and I would chat about life. Kelly had shared with us that she wasn’t sure why she wasn’t getting promoted after months of waiting, and that she was struggling to survive on such small income. I had no words of comfort for Kelly, for I knew she deserved a promotion for all her hard work ethic. I anxiously avoided the the conversation with Kelly at all cost. Heather had called the store to check up on my status, but I told her I was working on it. As I was closing up the registers, I knew Heathers mission had to be completed within the next five minutes prior to leaving the store. I asked Kelly to come to the back room with me to help clean up before the morning shift arrived the next day. As I turned off the obnoxious music blaring from the speakers I stood in thick silence as I tried to find the courage to complete H.P’s task. I couldn’t find myself to understand why I was allowing myself to follow

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