Pretentious and Expensive More positive feedback to retail staff needed when appropriate.
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Brisbane QLD – 19 May 2016
I have worked in retail fashion for many years. Worked with Blue Illusion for 3 years. I saw many good people (in store Managers) treated very poorly. I did not note any loyalty from head office management and little support and words of encouragement when sales were slow. Likewise, very little appreciation for good results when sales were going well. I was working mainly on my own in a small store where my days were busy with styling customers and many daily administrative and stock related tasks that occupied my shift. I learned that a workplace must have a supportive management culture which needs to be passed down by senior management towards the people who are at the coal face of their business. Otherwise, the retail staff feel under valued and despondent, and often don't perform at their best. Working in this sometimes negative environment, has made me realise how fortunate I have been in my previous retail positions.
The supportive, professional and positive senior management style in my pre Blue Illusion years has helped to define my work ethic in the retail industry as a professional, productive and strong team member contributing towards a common goal......within a positive work culture.
There is nothing hard about this type of job. You must like people and be a team player. Initially, learning the computer procedures can be a little challenging. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting and getting to know customers and offering them great customer service. Also, going the extra mile to meet people's needs.
Reduced shifts. Found "the French" association a little cringeworthy.