Today was day No.2 for working in retail…
Not so bad all in all, except I forgot how draining it actually gets when there is a ‘customer service’ filter you have to use for everything you say and do.
You can’t just go around telling old people ”
Yo, that sweater is siiiiick awesome! I dig that owl ”
or “Nah, that knitted vest with the squirrel is super lame looking”
You say thing’s like ” That tone of blue is great! really brings out your eyes”
or ” Hmmm not sure about the cut and shape on that top, the other one looked better.”
You sugar coat it,
make is sound good
make it look good
Sell the product
BE THE PRODUCT
Hard for me to do? Nah, I’m an expert.
Hard to feel good about it after a long day when you really want to be a more down to earth sales person.
Unfortunately large corporations don’t have as much wiggle room for that style.
You have to dress the part, set up those lame plan-o-grams and shove compliments and ahem… BS down everyone’s throat.
Guess that was a bit of a rant…
But everything is said to make it seem ‘less harsh’
And I’m not totally sold on that theory of dealing with things anymore.
Should we all be abrasive, harsh people without sensitivities? Not exactly…
But people need to know the reality of things sometimes, and take the big ugly truth pill.
You all know what I’m talking about. Could be for any issue.
But that’s what I’m going to focus on this week, paying attention to the lies society feed us and ‘candy coat’ them, and what I do without thinking that hold people from what they should know without making it look like it’s okay.