The Pros & Cons of Working in Retail

So I’ve been working in retail for the past month and have learned so much in such little times that it’s so overwhelming. As a professional shopper, I am so used to being the shopper and I never knew how much work working behind the scenes was. There are some pros and DEFINITELY some cons so I made a list of the two based on my experience in the industry so far.


  • discounted merchandise
  • a growing network
  • being the first to see what’s in season
  • no uniform (depending on where you work; I don’t have one)
  • pay day!



  • a short break
  • rude customers
  • boring days (when there are less customers)
  • only having Sunday off
  • lazy co-workers