Avatar photo A Day in the Life of a Retail Assistant #16

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve all been keeping well? The weather can’t decide if it’s cigar smoking weather or not yet but as i’m writing this the sun is out so it’s time for one of my favourite cigars Alec Bradley Project 40 Maduro Robusto. When I first tried this cigar I instantly fell in love, the sweetness of the maduro wrapper paired with coffee notes is perfect in my eyes.

Monday began with the usual orders which keeps me busy up until around lunch time. After lunch, Sharon and myself took down the St. Patricks day decorations and started to put up the Easter decorations, beginning with the pipe room. While we were in there we received more pipes to put into stock! So we had to rearrange the whole room to fit them in! I feel like we are the Ollivanders of the pipe world! (I hope you all understand the Harry Potter reference there). 

Tuesday after our pickings, Sharon and myself separated… Sharon created the main display in the shop and it is very unique, I would never have thought of creating a cigar tree! This is where I believe me and Sharon compliment each other. She has the creativity and I have the knowledge which makes us a great team! Whilst Sharon was doing that I was writing my latest article all about King Edward cigars, which you can read here

Wednesday was my picture taking day, I took all the pictures for my King Edward article as well as the pictures for the cigar of the month for April ready to go on our humidor monitor. I also spent a lot of time uploading more articles to the Turmeaus cigar library, just a few more articles and I think it’ll be ready to go live. 

Thursday was a strange day, we have had many behind the scenes changes that you won’t even notice but will improve productivity as well as company security. So we have all been spending the day sorting out our settings after all, if you fail to prepare… prepare to fail. We have had a lot of price changes recently so Sharon has spent the day organising that. As a treat our management ordered us all a pizza, we do have the nicest management team I have ever worked with who regularly treat us and listen to all of our ideas and I have never known directors of companies who work as hard as ours do!

Friday I made sure to get all of my work completed so I could spend the day with Courtney to train her in the shop. Our shop is very unique compared to other retail environments where we stay with you all the time like your very own personal shopper, but this does make training someone very difficult as we have to be very knowledgeable on all the products as well as be able to think on your feet, it’s not just a case of learning to put items through a till.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks blog and if you have any questions feel free to drop me an email at [email protected]

So long for now

Oliver 🙂

1 thought on “A Day in the Life of a Retail Assistant #16”

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