high end retail

Fuck Entitled Customers

I used to work at Pandora at an extremely busy Outlet mall (from Vegas). My first day on the job was OPENING day of the store, and I’d received extremely subpar, inadequate training at a different location that was regular retail (so different products and prices). First day, I think the door count closed at more than 5-6 thousand people.

So Pandora is considered sort of high end retail, and associates are expected to know the names of like 200+ separate items, and work with the customer from beginning to end. For the Outlet, we were often expected to memorize the prices of everything and the discounts because customers always ask us the price of each item in the cases (obviously we don’t put price tags on the jewelry itself). Well since I had only a few days worth of training at a regular store, I barely could handle one customer let alone the onslaught of people that hit me that day.

I had trouble with our POS systems all day, and was yelled at left and right, and forced to help multiple customers at once. By the end of the shift, NONE of the associates had taken lunch breaks and I hadn’t even taken a bathroom break (that’s right, 7 whole hours of standing with no break in between).

Well, the last half hour of my shift when things were finally slowing down, a woman walks in with her husband. I greet her and ask if she needs help. She ignores me and keeps walking around the store. Then, from the other side of the store, she points at a charm and asks me the price without even looking up. I go over and let her know the price, and she tells me she’ll take it. She continues to walk around the store even after I explain that each case has the same charms and I can help her look through them in once place. Whatever. I smile through it. Then she sees the discounted tray and asks me to take it by waving her hand at me. I take it out, and she starts asking prices one after the other. Well, luckily, I have a good memory, and knew most of the prices just from that days work. She tells me she’s finished and I start ringing her up. We get to the first charm she picked out, and throws a fit when the price rings up. “Uhm, you told me this was [super low number]?”
“No ma'am, that’s for the other charms, this one has pavé CZs so it’s priced higher.”
She then proceeds to throw a fit at me and tell me I’m unfit to be a sales associate, that I lied to her and that I’m incompetent. She is literally YELLING at me at this point after her rude af attitude already. She demands to see my manager, who happened to be out running an errand, and then gets the corporate number and leaves. Her husband grimaces at me and leaves too.

I literally just went into the back room and cried. This was my first day on the job, and I was 19 at the time, full time college, and just trying to get through the day and already ready to pass out. The fact that this grown ass woman thought it was okay to do this to a sales associate who was obviously just trying to help still amazes me to this day.

Mcspirk Roommates AU:

  • Mccoy needs somewhere to live and Spock and Jim need a third roommate to make rent.
  • Mccoy is an overworked, under-appreciated, debt-laden med student who may have gone a little overboard with the full sleeve tattoos, but still has an affinity for punk rock music and playing his battered electric guitar too loud.
  • Spock has studied art, art history, fashion design, market, costuming, etc, but nothing has really stuck.  He works high end retail instead and never commits to going after a bigger career on his terms.
  • Kirk wanted to work for NASA and be an astronaut but that’s such a pipe dream, the way things turned out.  He’s a stargazer but night, aviation mechanic by day.
  • Spock being so completely a fan of how Leonard manages to balance serious doctor with sexy, angry punk.
  • Leonard expecting Spock to drag his fashion choices but Spock has this whole fashion history lesson about how he’s impressed by it.
  • Jim thinking they’re both falling in love and being oblivious to them also being in love with him.
  • Late nights getting unlimited pancakes at a diner next to their pad.
  • House parties!!!!
  • Jim’s parties are usually pretty loud but it’s because he’s never allowed to be dungeon master after the second time.
  • Spock’s parties are usually dinner and lowkey drinks, or “work-related” artist parties like puff, puff, paint; sip and sew; or frantic innovative projects with his bff Nyota.
  • Bones doesn’t intend to have parties ever, but he somehow ends up hosting bashes with coffee table dancing and the other overworked hospital staff like Nurse Chapel and Dr. M’Benga.

Just applied for a few vanilla jobs at high end retail stores. Hopefully I get a call/email back from one of them 🙏🏾 I’ll be dedicating another hour or two tomorrow to apply for more.

I just want every girl to understand that this is what re-shaped thicker eyebrows, eyelash extensions, ‘drawn on’ plumper lips, styled hair, better clothes and all round make-up can do for a girl. 

The image on the left looks like an everyday girl and the image on the right is a down right celebrity look. And both are beautiful (one in more of a Bratz kind of way).

I just want you all to know that you are all capable of pulling this 'celebrity’ look off, if that’s what you desire. Don’t ever think that they are famous because they’re so much prettier or better or whatever…really…they are so much 'prettier’ BECAUSE they are famous.
And it is 80% fake.

So just remember that you are beautiful. You don’t need to look up to celebrities for beauty. Because in reality they have access to everything they could possible need in the beauty department: Makeup artists, hair stylists, high-end fashion retailers, personal trainers, personal chefs, spa’s, manicures and the inevitable plastic surgeons.


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Facial recognition software is everywhere. Facebook knows what you look like. Google can spot you in childhood snapshots. Walk into a casino, bank, or high-end retailer and there’s a good chance that a security camera can identify you. Jacob Burge illustrates the ubiquity of this technology in his series Face OffHe’d read about facial recognition software and surveillance and was inspired to explore the issue using candid street pictures. 

There is a certain irony to the project, of course. “I’m going out and photographing random people without their consent, then using it to comment on our surveillance society,” Burge says. “But I like the irony in that—I’m British.”

Read more about Burge’s project.

Ill-Gotten Gains DLC: Part Two!

New DLC will be coming to Grand Theft Auto V next week!

The Progen T20

The second haul of high-end goods currently en route to Los Santos’ luxury shops and dealerships. We’re pleased to announce that the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two will arrive for all platforms next week, on Wednesday July 8th. This new collection of extravagant attire and potent transportation also includes the debut of the previously PC-exclusive ‘The Lab’ radio station across all four console platforms.

Also be on the look out for old favorites at reduced rates, including the Firework Rocket Launcher to celebrate the 4th of July!

The Coil Brawler, equipped to handle any terrain.

The Lampadati Toro

New shipments of clothing and accessories are available at high end retailers across Los Santos!

The Invetero Coquette BlackFin

The extremely powerful and damaging, single-shot Marksman Pistol.

Another stunning picture of the Progen T20 in action.

For the first time, Brass Knuckles will make their Debut in Grand Theft Auto Online. The Knuckledusters

The Vapid Chino

Luxury meets raw power with the Dinka Vindicator

Ill-Gotten Gains DLC: Part Two drops on July 8th for all Platforms.

Bianca Richardson
Missouri City, Texas.

“I’m trying to be a black business owner. Discrimination is the hardest thing right now..being gay in the retail world. People with my appearance aren’t favorited in high end retail. That’s why I’m trying to own my own business. I have this three year plan where I save a grand every month for three years and then I’m going to open up my own black owned business. I’m just trying to bring us to the light in a positive way. We can be the face of something. It’s about being who are you are and embracing that shit…being positive about it.”

let’s absorb this together:
1. mark zuckerberg owns tons of the same exact tshirt
2. mark zuckerberg has enough closet space to hang his tshirts
3. mark zuckerberg has his tshirts ironed
4. mark zuckerberg’s ironed tshirts are hung two fingerwidths apart, the ideal layout for high end retail displays
5. someone gets paid to buy mark zuckerberg 5 billion of the same tshirt, someone else gets paid to iron those identical tshirts, and probably, just because why the hell not, yet another person gets paid to hang up those tshirts and make sure they’re two fingerwidths apart

Bono, Tony Hawk and Jared Leto contribute to Blue Bottle’s $70 million funding round.

“High-end coffee retailer Blue Bottle Coffee, a favorite of the tech community, has received an additional $70 million in funding from several big-name tech investors and Fidelity Management and Research.

Tetragon Financial Group, Morgan Stanley, Index Ventures, True Ventures, Bono, Jared Leto, Tony Hawk, and Instagram founder Kevin Systrom contributed to the round.

The company, which operates 19 locations in New York City, California, and Japan, has become hugely popular with hipsters and techies from coast to coast. Vintage brewing machines and artisanal coffee are some of its major selling points, and lines are known to get long.”

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