Retail stories, books, poems, and more

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Poem / Other

September 19, 2018

Reads: 24

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

I work in retail. Sometimes customers do things that drive me crazy but I can't say anything to them because they're the customer and I want them to come back and buy more stuff. So I started writing poems about it. Hope you enjoy. Read More
A little something I found in my notepad....obviously a bad day at work haha might return to it one day... Read More

Tags: life, anger, people, job, retail

A story highlighting the stresses of working in retail and dealing with mental illness. Read More

Reads: 419

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A funny comment a co-worker said about the yearly donation jar charity event prompted me to write this. Our store has such high turn over I want to always remember the amazing cast of characters I have/have had the honor of working with, Read More

Poem / Humor

June 18, 2016

Reads: 251

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

a poem based on a few true events. Read More
A mentally ill woman working in a department store fantasizes about revenge against her abusive supervisor. Read More
Another adventure of Life in the 32502 Zip Code are and another page in the Saga of Edith Clarice, English Literature major and the future of the American South. Read More
In the mid-eighties, snow-thrower manufacturing firm Toro, launched a promotion where purchasers of snow blower could refund a part of their purchase in the event that the next winter was characterized by modest snowfalls. The amount of money that was refunded was related to the amounts of snowfall thus putting… Read More
Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a short story in the spirit of the evening. To my mom, I'm thankful for you. Read More
I never met anyone in my entire life who wasn't in some way or another important to the universe. Read More

Tags: heart, mind, soul, retail, dress

Jennifer never knew when she started her new job at one of the worlds fastest rising retail giants, that she would quickly fall for the wrong person, her hansom boss. Two young people caught in the middle of a forbidden romance, walking a fine line that could burn them both.… Read More
The nonseconds just fly by when life is this much fun. Read More
Trying to capture some of the irony and humor behind being immersed in a panic attack because of a seemingly innocuous event. This is a story of interior feeling more so than any exterior action. Read More
The long-awaited stewards of the human race arrive in a much different way than anticipated. Read More
A funny story based on real events at my dreadful jobs. I hope that there is some kind of deeper meaning here too, but hey, at least my job exposes me to some characters! Read More
We've all had bosses we hate, and co-workers who are just plain weird...well, here are those two things combined in a whacky look at what it's like to work a bad job. Read More

Poem / Poetry

February 03, 2008

Reads: 957

Comments: 5

The Booksie Classic House

The one part of a job application that always pisses me off is what I wrote about in this poem. Read More

Reads: 256

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

When I was in College, I worked for K-mart. At that time they were THE Retail Giant....HATED IT! Read More

Reads: 713

Comments: 5

The Booksie Classic House

This poem is for anyone who has ever worked in the retail or service industries like I have. It is part of a series of poems I wrote called The Retail Chronicles. Read More
“A compendium of street-smart retailing insights and acumen.” 427 lessons taught only on the frontline of retailing. No academic theory—just the hard-nosed realities shrewd retailers discover through experience and use to build profitable stores. Retail truths like: Wholesale is the cost of the merchandise, not the cost of the sale.… Read More
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