You might think a retail job is a walk in the park, but how long could you really hack it in retail? It's time to find out! Take this 10 question personality career quiz and find out how long you could really last in this industry!
What's your attitude like?
A customer is complaining that the barbecue they bought doesn't come with any food. What's you reaction?
"Are you serious?"
"I understand, let me get my manager."
"You do know how barbecues work, right?"
"Wow, that's so strange, let me get someone."
I would just walk away
What's most important to you in a job?
Having paid time off
Having good co-workers
A calm work environment
Being challenged to grow
How patient are you?
I'm extremely patient
I'm somewhat patient
I'm not patient at all
What's your biggest pet peeve?
People who are rude for no reason
People who always think they're right
People who talk loudly on cellphones
People who complain about everything
People who walk very slowly
You've had a long day, what's the last thing you want to do?
Make small talk
Put on a fake smile
Deal with other people
What's your ideal work attire like?
To the nines
A work uniform
How long of a break do you need during your work day?
Over an hour
Several half hour breaks
How do you deal with confrontation?
I avoid it
I fight back
I use witty banter
I diffuse it with a smile
Finish this line: The customer is always....
Not as smart as me
Doing their best
You could hack it in retail for a lifetime! Forget the lines, impatient customers, and brooding managers, you could hack in in retail for the life of your career. You've got the charisma, charm, and people skills to diffuse every tense situation every retail employee will eventually encounter. You've got manager written all over you!
You could hack it in retail for 10 years! There's only so much shirt folding and customer complaints that a person can take before throwing in the retail towel. You'd make it ten years because of your patience, commitment, and love of a good challenge. Eventually, you'd handle one to many ridiculous "I need to speak with the manager" conversations before deciding the negatives outweigh the worth.
You could hack it for five years in retail! It wouldn't be the constant loop of easy listening Christmas music that you'd listen to for months every year or the steady amount of busy work, but the customers themselves that would drive you over the retail cliff. You may be patient and level headed, but you'll quickly learn that the customer isn't always right!
You could hack it for 1 year in retail! Retail may look easy, but every former or current associate knows it's a stress filled job with fewer perks than most. From the constant relay of complaints, to the easy listening music, you wouldn't be able to stand all of the demands of a retail environment. With your audacious personality and outspoken nature, it'd be difficult for you to agree with those you know are wrong!
You could hack it for 6 months in retail! Maybe put aside that retail application for now, because you're not cut out for a life in retail. Though your confident and boast strong leadership qualities, you always root for the under-guy and believe in honesty and justice. Agreeing to the ridiculous demands of some customers, would leave you feeling maxed out quicker than a credit card!