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Retail the Tenth Circle of Hell!

{ Dear Cookbook, It looks like I’m going to have to go back to working a retail job. I really don’t want to, but I don’t have anymore contacts in my old field and I need to keep the roof over my family’s head. Do you have any tips that will help me transition into such a volatile environment? Thanks in advance, James }

James, have you really tried everything you can think of to get another job?  Because frankly, jumping into the retail environment is not something I’d take lightly. In fact, I’d rather muck out horse stalls in my underwear while singing showtunes before I took another retail job. . .but that’s just me. You might think I’m being a little dramatic here, but considering the inconsistent hours, store meetings, power-hungry managers, grumpy customers and angry coworkers, it seems fairly obvious that retail work is best avoided. Reading this, is it any wonder I refer to retail as the ‘tenth circle of hell?’ A place so horrific the rest of hell seems like a walk in the park.  Continue reading

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