Job Title: Retail Management
Type of Company: I work for an electronics parts and components retailer.
Education: attended, Bunker Hill Community College (Charlestown, MA)
Previous Experience: I've had other jobs n retail.
Job Tasks: I am the store manager of a well-known electronics retail outlet. I run the store, making sure I maintain a staff that is consistent with selling and with their work performance. We are paid commission based and also get a flat salary. The store manager has a lot of duties, but almost all boil down to customer service and maintaining the store, keeping my staff aware of current promotions, products, etc. The company offers lots of training on new products and upcoming promotions and handles several wireless product lines, such as AT&T and Sprint wireless phones, as well as many prepaid wireless carriers (Boost, Virgin Mobile, AT&T Go Phone, Tracfone, and Net10).
Some responsibilities that I do have are making schedules for my staff, ordering products, keeping track of payroll, making bank deposits and doing merchandising, training, cleaning, housekeeping, recruiting, etc. Store Managers are required to work a minimum of 52 hours a week and are paid a salary. Working for in retail has given me the knowledge of a lot of products that I didn't know that much about before.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is helping customers find the products and solutions that they need. Customers who come in looking for certain products need to be aware of how to use the product as well. The worst part of my job is the long hours and overcoming situations that could turn out bad.
Job Tips: While working in a retail position may not always put lots of money in your pocket, it can be very rewarding, especially working on commission. If you are knowledgeable, customers will take note and come back.
Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab. .
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school
There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
As a student at South University, Online Programs, you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
100% Online & No Standardized Testing
The Forbes School of Business® combines the power and flexibility of online learning with high-quality, topical Forbes content.
Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.
The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started
Become the leader you know you can be. The Forbes School of Business & TechnologyÒat Ashford University
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) offers career relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners.
For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.
The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.
Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.
Most stories include:
Please also see our detailed information about Managers, including: