life lessons from working retail

20 05 2013

Dear World,

I’m currently working in a luxury bag shop in town and I got to say for someone who spends a lot of time in a shopping mall, I don’t actually like to shop. Oh well.

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from this retail gig is that if you like something, go for it, much like life, regardless of the costs. I’ve seen countless of people walk in, asking for a bag they saw a day, a week a month, a year a go and the way trends go, bags don’t stay around the shop too long. I recommend people to buy a bag that they’ve spent 20 minutes looking at it and testing it out.  Don’t regret it.

Another thing I would say is that, don’t try and find shortcuts. Sometimes shortcuts won’t lead to what you want. There was this customer that asked what were all the discounts available but did not even like one bag that was shown to her.  Taking shortcuts or asking for discounts may benefit you but might not give you what you want. So may be think again before trying to look for one? ( Shortcut I mean. As a bargin hunter, discounts are always good)

Working retail isn’t so bad.