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what full-time jobs, other than retail, can i find?

i didn't go to college. what full-time jobs, other than retail, can i find? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Dec 21, 2011 - 38 answers

Non-amazon online stores?

What online retailers should I use to purchase gifts for my relatives in other states, now that I'm aware of how Amazon treats its warehouse employees and do not wish to purchase anything from them until they improve the working conditions and increase their wages? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Retail Workout

Are there any simple things I can do to burn off a few extra calories/tone up some muscles during my downtime at work without looking ridiculous? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Oct 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Can't we all just get along?

Difficult Boss Filter: How do I deal with my smack-talkin', super negative boss? [more inside]
posted by moons in june on Sep 28, 2011 - 10 answers

I'm looking for an anti-customer service job.

I'm looking for an anti-customer service job. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Sep 28, 2011 - 60 answers

What are some tips for adjusting to a new retail job physically?

My new retail job is killing me physically. I've been working here for about four weeks, and I thought my body would have begun to adjust to the routine by now, but instead it seems to get worse every shift I work. What are some tips for adjusting? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Sep 8, 2011 - 27 answers

If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it?

If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Sep 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Which retail store near me (e.g. Best Buy) is the biggest?

There are 4 Whole Foods / Best Buy / Retail X stores near me. How can I find out which one is the biggest? [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Aug 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Who eats a price drop regarding retail stock?

Game console price drops! What happens regarding the stock retailers already have on hand? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Aug 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Online Music Retail

Where do you purchase your online music? I've been using Amazon since they sell MP3s without DRM. I'm not a fan of the software the provide though.
posted by zzazazz on Jul 8, 2011 - 24 answers

Optimal step order for setting up a retail shop

I'm putting together a business plan to open a brick-and-mortar retail shop and know, in general, everything that needs to be done, but I can't find information anywhere that suggests the optimal *order* things should be done in. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 - 6 answers

I'd like a free sample of awesome!

What are some places that send awesome free samples or subscription goods for small amounts of money and don't spam you to death? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jun 19, 2011 - 6 answers

I don't want to go home but I can't stay here

What retail skills translate to other industries? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2011 - 4 answers

If only the pants fit as well as the sticker in the window.

How does merchandising (if that's the right term) work in brand-name chain stores, given the infinite permutations in store layout? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

OMG, We're Going to Be on Oprah! Crap. What do we do now?

What do we need to do to prepare for and take fullest advantage of an upcoming magazine article that's going to feature our small, family-owned retail business? [more inside]
posted by webhund on May 20, 2011 - 11 answers

How to catch/deter retail store thieves?

What measures can I take to prevent retail store thieves from getting away in their unmarked vehicles (i.e., temporarily moved license plates). [more inside]
posted by steampowered on May 13, 2011 - 23 answers

Supermarket Marketing Theory Question

Why aren't supermarkets as uniformly branded as drugstores? [more inside]
posted by mccxxiii on May 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Labor of love, or profit?

How do independent used stores price things? Particularly, video games? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Apr 2, 2011 - 6 answers

What is the name of the industry / sector that designs retail store layouts etc. in order to encourage impulse buying and maximise profits?

What is the name of the industry / sector that designs retail store layouts etc. in order to encourage impulse buying and maximise profits?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Mar 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Potential hostile interviewer

Should I even go to this job interview? [more inside]
posted by mornie_alantie on Mar 8, 2011 - 19 answers

How do I return this item and be a good citizen in the process?

I bought a "new" comforter at Target that is really a used Bed, Bath, and Beyond comforter. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by sarahnade on Feb 21, 2011 - 14 answers

Where to buy Pellon Peltex #70 in Manhattan?

My wife is working on a bead project and needs to procure a yard of white pellon peltex 70 ultra-firm stabilizer. She would like to get it from a brick-and-mortar retailer in New York City. [more inside]
posted by Joey Bagels on Feb 15, 2011 - 6 answers

where can I buy PowerUp Rewards PRO "online"?

where can I buy PowerUp Rewards PRO online? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Feb 4, 2011 - 0 answers

Charge me!

If I refused to give the retailer my drivers license when making a purchase with my discover card, what would happen? [more inside]
posted by TLCplz on Jan 30, 2011 - 17 answers

How can I talk to my dad about his spending addiction?

How can I talk to my dad about his spending addiction? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Jan 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Is having a full-time job while attending college a good thing?

Hired in 2 years ago as part-time help, promoted to key-holder, and now offered to opportunity to go higher up. Is a job promotion and the increased pay that comes with it worth delaying the amount of time it takes to complete post-secondary education? Really making money and going to school, are they compatible/desirable? How would taking a salaried job affect financial aid available to me? [more inside]
posted by Giggilituffin on Jan 23, 2011 - 17 answers

Surely the economy isn't this terrible!

Pardon my naiveté, but what's the best way to go about job searching for an entry-level/retail job for a person who doesn't have a degree beyond high school? They never taught me this in school. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jan 21, 2011 - 24 answers

Looking for UK Online Laptop Vendors

I'm looking to buy a sub-£500 laptop in the UK online. I've checked out Amazon, Dixons and Currys. Dixons seems to have a good range of solid models & features vs. price point. Although, I can't get any manufacturer's guarantee (a.k.a. warranty) information from them. Can anyone recommend any other reputable vendors?
posted by RockCorpse on Jan 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Why are these books so cheap?

Why are these used books on Amazon so cheap? [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Jan 1, 2011 - 20 answers

Why is she entering that I paid more than I did?

Internal Controls-filter: I go to the same local 7-11 almost every day to buy things, and I’ve noticed something strange going on. One clerk in particular habitually enters a higher amount of cash into the cash register than the actual amount I’ve given her, but gives me the correct change. Why? [more inside]
posted by banishedimmortal on Nov 28, 2010 - 36 answers

Help me get hold of catalogues from overseas

Short of going there myself, what would be the best way to collect, in the UK, a sample of customer magazines and catalogues from other countries? [more inside]
posted by tawny on Oct 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Moving sale

Why do big box stores move, build brand new box stores, the exact same size, in the same neighborhood, what seems like every couple of years? [more inside]
posted by woodjockey on Oct 20, 2010 - 11 answers

How can we sell products on Amazon US without a US bank account?

How can we sell products on Amazon US without a US bank account? [more inside]
posted by runkelfinker on Oct 2, 2010 - 3 answers

How to become a Visual Merchandiser

I have been thinking about pursuing a career in visual merchandising. The challenge: over 30 with no practical experience. Help me enable this dream! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for Twitter feeds that offer good deals

Looking for Twitter feeds of companies that advertise deals and sales on their Twitter feeds. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Statistics of retail book sales?

Where can I find statistics on book sales, print vs. electronic? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Aug 25, 2010 - 2 answers

Our Creepy Condolences

Our customer's mom died. Is it appropriate to send a card? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2010 - 29 answers

Non-mgmt hospitality jobs that pay well

How does one make money in retail/hospitality without becoming a manager? Are there “hidden” lower-level hospitality jobs that pay well? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Aug 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Retailers going beyond barcodes

I want to make a list of all retailers (worldwide) that currently use or have played around with using RFID technology. I'm especially curious about fashion and apparel retailers, but any other ones will do. I have the basics: walmart, jcpenney, walgreens, etc. I've been up and down google, backwards and forwards, and it's pretty much impossible to get any sort of complete list. So, help me hive. [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Aug 14, 2010 - 10 answers

What are some of the best jobs to have while I wait for my real job to start?

What are some of the best jobs to have while I wait for my real job to start? [more inside]
posted by BasileusPY on Aug 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Wal-Mart or Target?

Assuming I have no other choices - and have serious ethical concerns about issues like fair pay and equitable treatment of workers (primary), environmentalism (secondary) and commitment to localism (tertiary) - should I shop at Wal-Mart or Target? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jun 3, 2010 - 26 answers

QuickBooks retail/inventory guru in the hive?

Any retail QuickBooks gurus in the hive? Need to set up summary sales & inventory transactions in QB for a coop grocery trying to get its accounting systems in order. We're processing many sales through Google Checkout. Anyone who can help? If you're in the SF east bay and want to come by, I'll offer food & drink in exchange for your wisdom, and you'd be helping out an idealistic young coop. [more inside]
posted by quinoa on May 25, 2010 - 1 answer

I want to expand my business. But where do I begin?

I own a retail store, and want to open a second location in another city/state. I need help from people, but I'm not even sure what people. Help! [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on May 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Progressive Mix

If you were creating a "work mix" of public background music on Pandora or Last.fm or Slacker for a laid back, progressive retail environment, what artists would you include? [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for a specific wallet I bought in Miami

I'm looking for a specific wallet that I bought in Little Haiti in Miami in 2008. [more inside]
posted by pbeans on May 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Chasing the white dog

Is there any place to buy raw whiskey in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on May 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Employees and metrics and ops, oh my!

How do I become a rockstar store manager? [more inside]
posted by mornie_alantie on Apr 28, 2010 - 12 answers

No Mortgage = Mo' Money?

Do you know anyone who has "Strategically Defaulted" on their mortgage and is instead spending what would be their mortgage payment on consumer goods? [more inside]
posted by de void on Apr 21, 2010 - 17 answers

Cheap computer store in Portland

Can anyone recommend a good computer store in Portland, Oregon? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Apr 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Help Plan a Cook's Tour of Chicago, Milwaukee & Madison

What are your favorite cooking/kitchen/food-related shops in Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison? [more inside]
posted by webhund on Apr 2, 2010 - 14 answers

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