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Looking for some good retail blogs.
September 23, 2009 1:28 PM   Subscribe

Are there any good blogs about working in retail?

I'm looking for some blogs in the same vein as Behind the Counter (you know, the Walmart blog), that talk about life in retail (preferably, the bigger stores, like Walmart or Target) and the various interesting things they've encountered on the job. I just find that kind of stuff fascinating, for some reason. Anyone have any suggestions for blogs like this that they've enjoyed?
posted by Dreamcast to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
Not Always Right contains a lot of short retail horror stories.
posted by chrisamiller at 1:30 PM on September 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


The Checkout Girl - http://www.thecheckoutgirl.net/
posted by john m at 1:40 PM on September 23, 2009


Oops on the lazy link above: The Checkout Girl
posted by john m at 1:40 PM on September 23, 2009


I present to you the LiveJournal community customers_suck. Features, um, customers sucking.
posted by sineala at 2:50 PM on September 23, 2009


Retail Hell
posted by nestor_makhno at 2:57 PM on September 23, 2009


Ali Davis' True Porn Clerk Stories - circa 2002 - is probably one of the best out there. However, she has pulled the blog in order to publish her stories as a book. I was able to find it on archive.org, though, so please enjoy!
posted by mlo at 3:16 PM on September 23, 2009


StarbucksGossip! Webmaster Jim Romenesko, who also runs an unparalleled journalism gossip blog on Poynter.org, doesn't work at Starbucks, but his readers and commenters do. I suppose some don't consider coffee "retail" in the same way clothing sales may be, but it's a fascinating read.
posted by GaelFC at 4:04 PM on September 23, 2009


If you want to read about working retail at a farmers market, my blog is linked in my profile.
posted by veggieboy at 7:17 PM on September 23, 2009


Something Awful has this
posted by Iron Rat at 10:56 PM on September 23, 2009


The Target Slaves LJ community is pretty good - I picked up a lot of Target employee lingo there. (There's also the Team Target community, though it hasn't been updated for quite a while.)
posted by LolaGeek at 5:42 AM on September 24, 2009


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