I AM YOUR HOILDAY GIFT GUIDE......I'M THE SALES PROFESSIONAL.....those of us who work in retail , the Christmas season holds a special place in our hearts....We are here to guide and make every wish come true....When I was little I remember Christmas as magical , waking up Christmas morning to piles of gifts that by magic appeared under our tree......Fast forward to the present and our adult reality is we are the magic that makes it happen...when your profession relies largely on this season to go well, Black Friday marks the starting point for our ❤️ for the season .
Here is is were the fun begins...............
Black Friday is the first day of the holiday season when shoppers' souls temporarily go dark, customers tear through stores and salespeople mourn the loss of their sanity for the next 30 days, as well as lose their love ❤️ for Christmas (don't worry the love comes back) . Sales professionals are your personal shoppers and have dedicated their careers to making you , the client find the perfect gift and make someone's wishes come true ....Sometimes, however, some Shoppers believe other wise . LOL.....This thinking not only spoils their retail excursion, but also makes our jobs more difficult. We are on your side ...we work for you!
Here are the things your sales perfessional wished you understood .
We aren't crazy! YES ....WE SING ALONG with the Christmas music but consider yourself lucky for being able to leave when you want, while we are listening to Christmas songs on repeat for the better part of December. Trust us, we wouldn't change the channel even if we could...we actually have found ourselves singing gingle bells during July....really !
YOU CAN linger around during closing time. There is no anguish for us when you walk in 5 minutes before closing , please take your time ! We live for this time of year, and a few minutes of our time can't be compared to the despair you feel when you rush to make a decision . We want to be your personal shoppers not only now , but in the future.
We know you understand our season is officially crazy with inconsistent and weird hours, especially when we have to work a double ....But we are here for you , don't hesitate to ask us for the impossible , you never know we could make it happen. I have drove gifts across states lines on Christmas Eve , to get it there on time for my clients , who I now consider my friends.
Yes , we are on our feet for upwards of eight hours a day, It's exhausting and your feet hurt , your legs are killing you and you crave a chair instead of food. Thank you for cutting me a break and not laughing when I'm running not walking to help you. I know I look crazy !
We know shopping is stressful, I WILL SMILE...and No, I have not been drinking ....I live for the day when your loved one stops in and tells us how much they love your selection! ❤️
We understand that other aggressive shoppers drain out all the cheer you have for your holidays, but keep your cool. You have no idea what they are personally are going thru. Don't stay at home and shop on line... We can advise and guide you in the right direction.
Yes.. We don't get paid enough to deal with crazy , but we are interested in the details of your life. I ❤️ a good love story.
Please forgive me if I forget your name 40 Seconds after you tell me ... Especially on the 14th day working in a row ...I'm lucky I remember my own name at that point..
There are mystery shoppers to make sure I'm doing my job well... This is a real thing! Companies hire undercover shoppers to secretly monitor employees and keep them on track… So you don't have to. So when all the staff members ask you over and over if you need help while your in the store , understand we are not pressuring you. We want to do our jobs well.
Forgive us if we ask you about the weather outside ....Not only have we given up prime time for this, including Friday nights and weekends, but also we have given up our outside privileges for a whole month.
ALL JOKES BESIDE...
Thank you all for braving the crazy mall this HOLIDAY SEASON . If it wasn't for of all of you coming out and shopping I wouldn't be able to do what I love ❤️....And Thank you to all my fellow retail professionals for all the dedicated hours you serve ..have a happy holiday season...and because of your hard work.......I keep my love for Christmas again this year....!
Hello...I'm Rene trying to live my life simply with only the things that I love , and make my heart sing .....