Why I Love Working In Retail: The Nice Edition.

So I have worked in retail for a while now, and I have to say like every other job there are moments I hate it as much as there are moments I love it. So here is a quick list of the moments that make me smile.

1. Sometimes customers can be absolutely amazing. They’ll laugh at your rubbish jokes, compliment your customer service skills and even be polite!

2. You get to tell children off and scare them. I don’t know why I love this…it’s just funny.

3. You get to meet and talk to a lot of new people all the time. There is someone new to learn about.

4. Some customers talk to you about their problems- and maybe sometimes you help? 

5. The people I work with complete my day. We can laugh and joke and dance to the repetitive music that plays in store, and accidentally get caught by a customer.

6. Tea break. Do I need to elaborate or are you okay with just guessing this one?

7. Learning about new stock is actually quite fun too- getting all the latest info and being the first to see new stock is quite exciting.

8. Delivery drivers can start to become pals- I’m guessing driving up and down the country can get pretty boring for them, so I’m happy to have a nice chat with them.

9. Sometimes customers go out of their way to say “Thank you.” Recently we have had a customer that gave us a card just to say thanks for the hard work we did to sort out an issue for her.

10. And the final part- also being my favourite is that at the end of the day you get to close the store and look at how well you’ve done for the day. Makes you feel proud. This is also, coincidentally the same time you get to go home!

So there we go! Not every day is bad, not every customer is bad either. But how about you? Have you guys had any wonderful experiences with customers or even your work mates? Let me know! I love hearing these sorts of stories!

Don’t forget to check out the other reasons for my love of retail!

Time To Feel Sexy

So this morning I woke up and looked at myself as I prepared to go for a run. I thought I am not happy with the way I look. Not in a “oh god I’m so horrible I hate myself I’m going to go cry over my cup of tea this morning” kind of way. Just a simple “This is how I want to look” kind of way. So I have decided to take up a dancing class.

1- because I can’t dance for my life and it will be hilarious to watch me try. (Maybe I’ll post videos so you can all laugh at me. Honestly I don’t mind if you do. I would. I will.)

2- because I want to gain a skill. (going back to number 1…honestly…it’ll be great if i can.)

3- (the most important.) I want to feel good about myself and I honestly think that doing pole fitness will be the one to help make that happen.

Pole fitness is a great workout in many ways. It works out every muscle and helps strengthen them so they actually become strong rather than just toning to look good (though I hope that happens too.) It’s also a fairly low impact one so it won’t be bad for my knees (call the 1940’s they let me loose in the future. Such an old woman.)

Anyway if you guys have’t seen how amazing pole fitness looks just go onto Youtube. Seriously there are some mega talented people out there- one girl is only like 8 years old and she is basically my idol now. She did some amazing things on the pole and I can bet your bum that she is stronger than me too. I hope to be as good as the little gal one day!

So I have now set myself a task to do this to see if doing something like pole fitness or general dance classes can help you feel more positive about yourself.

Will update you when I take first lessons and such.

What talents do you guys wish you had? Let me know! Let’s see if we can share some secret tips!

Must dash! My tea is getting cold!