Tag Archives: retail

EX-RETAIL STAFF: S’POREAN CUSTOMERS ARE “PRIMA DONNAS” WHO TREAT US AS SLAVES

I've worked in retail for over six years and I've seen the good, the bad and the plain ugly. First things first, most stores have a one person per fitting room policy. I worked in ladies department and i still don't understand why ladies want to try in the same fitting room. Why must try together? Want to see each others body? Really doesn't make any sense. Sometimes customers are just plain rude to retail staff treating them like their personal slaves. Customers are not always right.

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RETAIL WORKERS’ REAL INCOME HAS FALLEN BY 27% OVER PAST 15 YEARS

Under the Retail SMP, retailers will get support from the Government in enhancing jobs and business models. More training opportunities will also be provided for retail employees and students. The plan covers four key initiatives, starting with a business remodelling and job redesign study to identify skills and training needs for retail jobs of the future.

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PRC TOURIST: SHOPPING IN SINGAPORE SUCKS

Retailers billed it as the Great Singapore Sale. Chinese tourist Zhu Liang bought it, only to regret afterward. “We will never come here again to shop on purpose,” said Zhu, a 35-year-old businessman from Hangzhou. Visiting the city during the final days of the summer sale season in July, he purchased a Loewe handbag for his wife, only to discover he could have paid less in Hong Kong.

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