Managers hiring for retail know how to sell a job. They explain to interviewees that they must be available to work all day, every day (including holidays). They must be available to be perpetually on call, knowledgeable of all the products in the store, and able to deal with irate customers in a cheerful manner. Best of all they have to do all this for a minimal wage. Surprise! It’s the holidays. And who do YOU think is coming in to work? You. We thought that was obvious already.
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