My Job For A Job Essay

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Since I was 17 years old, I always had and kept a job. From toy stores, clothing stores and shoe stores, I had always had a way with retail. One of my last retail jobs was a sales associate at a sneaker store called Journey’s. I was on the sales floor persuading and competing with my fellow co-workers for a 30% commission. Nevertheless, selling was a fun new experience to interact with people from all different walks of life. Over a series of months I was starting to feel untrue and phony-selling and over selling to customers. Not only was I was of the top seller, my own coworkers were trying to compete with me. The sales floor was a jungle and I and my co-workers was fishing out the best prey. There was multiple tactics used in order to complete a sale and then some. Not only are these tactics effective but it is unnoticed to customers and is made innocent, making potential customers returning customers just as planned.
During my hiring process my boss asked me questions such as my likes, dislikes, and hobbies. Unsure if I was being interviewed or on a date, but soon I learned the environment at Journey’s looked a lot like a skate park, or a fun hang-out place. It might be a coincidence but, I noticed my co-workers were all attractive in some shape of form. I also noticed that my coworkers all represented one of each of Boston demographics. The team my boss set up was effective because it is a social proof that good looking people have an advantage in social interaction.

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