How To Change From Shelf Filler To A Manager

Are you in a dead end job?

Are you fed up with low pay and long hours?

Are you bored and want to do something more interesting?

Do you want to be the person telling others what to do rather than being the one taking orders?

You can make it happen! If you are determined enough.

Consider the two alternatives, which one works for you?

Arrives late for work on a regular basis, usually chewing gum. Looks untidy, hair unkempt, nail varnish peeling and skirt very short. Only smiles and laughs loudly with  her mates. Speaks to customers as little as possible. When asked if there is a top in another size. Answers “I don’t know” or “if it isn’t there we haven’t got any”

Shows no interest on what needs to be done. Makes excuses to skive off when ever possible.
Does just enough to get by. Never takes the initiative. Walks past difficulties, doesn’t see them or want to see them. A jar has broken leaving glass and jam all over the floor.

Is uncooperative or moody and sometimes both. Constantly complains that things aren’t right, its not fair, out of order!

Boss sees no potential so takes little interest in her development. Job remains dead end, she gives little and gets no job satisfaction in return. Can’t wait to leave.
What lies ahead…..another dead end job.

Now, this is how you make a Career Move.
Arrive on time, looking neat and tidy, ready for the days work. Know the company policies about dress code and behaviour and follow them. Always be polite, friendly and professional.
Make your customers feel valued, be helpful and try to sort out any problems. Say phrases like, “I’ll show you where they are”  “ They are out of stock but I can order one for you”, I’ll go and find out if we have any”.

Be interested in how things operate. Asks relevant questions. Takes on your fair share of the work, offers to help others when it is appropriate. Take a pride in doing things well.

Anticipate things, take appropriate action. Think about health and safety so block off the area and clean it up or reports it to the appropriate person.
Comes across as pleasant and professional even when having personal problems. If there is a problem, goes to the right person, explains the difficulty and offers a suggestion about how the problem might be solved.
Goes to see the manager, expresses an interest in developing your career in the company. Asks for the opportunity for training. Takes each opportunity and makes the most of it.

Manager sees the potential invites you to join the trainee manager scheme.
Undertakes on the job training and rise through the ranks.

Manage your own store.

What do you want out of life?

Opportunities are what you make them. You have to take responsibility for your  present and your future. Think about how you behave and how others see you.

If you don’t like your present job think about what you really want out of life. The choice is yours!

You see, this is what I look for.

Because, I am that Boss!

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