I have decided to leave my job at the Mall.
Hmmmm…could it be because working until 1 in the morning is just not cutting it. Vilay is not loving picking me up with the three kids in the backseat of the car. He has to drag them all out by himself into the cold night. Why? We have a stick. I can’t drive a stick.
I do love doing the whole clothing retail thing in small doses of time. I could not do it for more than a fun-I-really-don’t-care kind of job. Sure…I work hard and show up on time. I don’t watch the clock (too much). It is just the whole high school kind of mentality that goes along with “Mall jobs”.
Everyone picks at stupid stuff. Who cares if the shirts are all sized if I miss a sale to a customer?
Plus, I am old fashioned.
You go to work and do a super job. Go home. Why does that seem so hard? Because even when you do a super job and work your hardest it is not enough.
Management in retail just don’t get it.
As a manager you must look at your employee as a person. See their strengths. See their weaknesses. Praise their strengths while accepting and building from the weaknesses.
Above all respect them and work with them as they are…human beings.
I always say that I can only do my best, not more. That’s what I do.