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OWNER: Runs A Natural History Store Of Bones & Fossils

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Ron owns The Bone Room, a natural history store that displays bones and fossils and sells an assortment of natural science items. He used to own the largest reptile shop in the country. He likes to create places where he can learn a lot and teach others.

Job Title: Owner
Employer: The Bone Room

Job Summary: Retail Store Manager

Job Description

Store managers supervise a retail organization's staff, meet customer needs and plan and coordinate sales, merchandising and budgeting. In order to effectively perform the multitude of tasks required, managers should work well under pressure and with deadlines, and have significant experience in retail business and human resources. They also need strong leadership, interpersonal and multitasking skills.

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Limited on-the-job training. Most managers will have worked in retail previously as salespeople.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
6 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time, Flexible, Long hours
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Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
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Leadership ability, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Teamwork

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m='9490'>ages</span> <span m='9960'>come</span> <span m='10320'>and</span> <span m='10440'>just</span> <span m='10640'>look</span> <span m='10830'>around</span> <span m='11170'>and</span> <span m='11250'>have</span> <span m='11430'>a</span> <span m='11490'>great</span> <span m='11870'>time.</span> <span m='12570'>And</span> <span m='12860'>one</span> <span m='13040'>of the</span> <span m='13110'>neat</span> <span m='13390'>things</span> <span m='13650'>about</span> <span m='13910'>my</span> <span m='14060'>store</span> <span m='14490'>is</span> <span m='14770'>that</span> <span m='14900'>I</span> <span m='15060'>have</span> <span m='15320'>really,</span> <span m='15580'>really</span> <span m='15870'>great</span> <span m='16190'>employees,</span> <span m='16830'>many</span> <span m='16890'>of</span> <span m='17110'>which</span> <span m='17330'>are</span> <span m='17430'>very</span> <span m='17720'>young,</span> <span m='18130'>that are</span> <span m='18610'>very</span> <span m='18870'>knowledgeable,</span> <span m='19820'>will</span> <span m='19980'>answer</span> <span m='20350'>your</span> <span m='20570'>questions</span> <span m='21110'>in</span> <span m='21210'>a</span> <span m='21260'>very</span> <span m='21510'>neat</span> <span m='21770'>way,</span> <span m='22040'>which</span> <span m='22270'>doesn't</span> <span m='22530'>often</span> <span m='22780'>happen</span> <span m='23120'>at</span> <span m='23230'>a</span> <span m='23270'>museum</span> <span m='23710'>sometimes.</span> </p><p><span m='25180'>My</span> <span m='25440'>educational</span> <span m='25800'>path has been</span> <span m='26130'>a</span> <span m='26270'>long</span> <span m='26590'>one.</span> <span m='26750'>For</span> <span m='26870'>example,</span> <span m='27600'>I</span> <span m='27720'>started</span> <span m='28100'>a</span> <span m='28150'>place</span> <span m='28500'>called</span> <span m='28740'>the</span> <span m='28950'>East</span> <span m='29190'>Bay</span> <span m='29310'>Vivarium,</span> <span m='29870'>which</span> <span m='30040'>you</span> <span m='30140'>may</span> <span m='30280'>have</span> <span m='30380'>heard</span> <span m='30670'>of,</span> <span m='30920'>which</span> <span m='31150'>is</span> <span m='31280'>the</span> <span m='31380'>largest</span> <span m='31750'>reptile</span> <span m='32180'>shop</span> <span m='32500'>in</span> <span m='32600'>the</span> <span m='32689'>country.</span> <span m='33570'>And I</span> <span m='33720'>started</span> <span m='34140'>it</span> <span m='34320'>and had</span> <span m='34530'>that</span> <span m='34700'>for</span> <span m='34810'>23</span> <span m='35360'>years.</span> <span m='35780'>And it's</span> <span m='35930'>still</span> <span m='36260'>over at</span> <span m='36550'>Fifth</span> <span m='36900'>and Hearst</span> <span m='37350'>going</span> <span m='37640'>strong.</span> </p><p><span m='38580'>So</span> <span m='38760'>what</span> <span m='38920'>I</span> <span m='39020'>tend</span> <span m='39280'>to</span> <span m='39350'>do</span> <span m='39590'>is</span> <span m='39720'>jump</span> <span m='40040'>around in</span> <span m='40360'>businesses</span> <span m='40800'>because</span> <span m='40900'>I</span> <span m='41000'>like</span> <span m='41230'>to</span> <span m='41320'>learn</span> <span m='41610'>things.</span> <span m='42360'>And</span> <span m='42490'>I've</span> <span m='42630'>discovered</span> <span m='43100'>that</span> <span m='43250'>sometimes</span> <span m='43700'>school is</span> <span m='44110'>not</span> <span m='44280'>the</span> <span m='44370'>best</span> <span m='44680'>place</span> <span m='44960'>to</span> <span m='45080'>learn</span> <span m='45380'>things.</span> <span m='45700'>So</span> <span m='45810'>I</span> <span m='45900'>created</span> <span m='46250'>a</span> <span m='46310'>learning</span> <span m='46690'>place</span> <span m='47090'>for</span> <span m='47180'>myself</span> <span m='47700'>right</span> <span m='47880'>here.</span> </p><p><span m='49140'>I think from</span> <span m='49290'>an</span> <span m='49400'>educational</span> <span m='50080'>standpoint,</span> <span m='50720'>there's</span> <span m='50920'>several</span> <span m='51290'>pieces</span> <span m='51570'>of</span> <span m='51630'>advice</span> <span m='52080'>I would</span> <span m='52270'>give.</span> <span m='52640'>Firstly,</span> <span m='53550'>you</span> <span m='53680'>have</span> <span m='53790'>to</span> <span m='53880'>decide</span> <span m='54200'>what</span> <span m='54380'>you</span> <span m='54490'>love,</span> <span m='55200'>because</span> <span m='56060'>one</span> <span m='56240'>of</span> <span m='56350'>the</span> <span m='57010'>interviews--</span> <span m='57620'>when</span> <span m='57760'>they</span> <span m='57810'>interview</span> <span m='58190'>people,</span> <span m='58550'>they</span> <span m='58670'>always</span> <span m='58950'>ask</span> <span m='59230'>about--</span> <span m='59470'>I</span> <span m='59570'>can</span> <span m='59740'>teach</span> <span m='60000'>you</span> <span m='60420'>paleontology.</span> <span m='61130'>I</span> <span m='61230'>can</span> <span m='61390'>teach you</span> <span m='61780'>herpetology.</span> <span m='62220'>I</span> <span m='62340'>can teach you</span> <span m='62590'>entomology.</span> </p><p><span m='63440'>But</span> <span m='63690'>I</span> <span m='63770'>can't</span> <span m='64110'>teach</span> <span m='64400'>you</span> <span m='64510'>love.</span> <span m='65040'>Who</span> <span m='65180'>knows</span> <span m='65489'>why</span> <span m='65710'>we</span> <span m='65870'>love</span> <span m='66190'>certain</span> <span m='66620'>things?</span> <span m='67100'>So</span> <span m='67250'>you</span> <span m='67390'>have</span> <span m='67500'>to</span> <span m='67610'>find</span> <span m='67910'>out</span> <span m='68050'>what</span> <span m='68270'>you</span> <span m='68450'>love.</span> <span m='69160'>And</span> <span m='69300'>also</span> <span m='69640'>you</span> <span m='69770'>have</span> <span m='69870'>to</span> <span m='69980'>figure</span> <span m='70280'>out</span> <span m='70410'>how</span> <span m='70570'>to</span> <span m='70740'>educate</span> <span m='71240'>yourself</span> <span m='71860'>to</span> <span m='71990'>get</span> <span m='72320'>there</span> <span m='73080'>and</span> <span m='73230'>realize</span> <span m='73490'>that</span> <span m='73750'>one of the</span> <span m='73820'>most</span> <span m='74240'>important</span> <span m='74660'>thing</span> <span m='74800'>you'll</span> <span m='74990'>ever</span> <span m='75250'>do</span> <span m='75440'>in</span> <span m='75520'>school</span> <span m='76340'>in</span> <span m='76560'>learn</span> <span m='76750'>how</span> <span m='76900'>to</span> <span m='77205'>learn.</span> <span m='77920'>So</span> <span m='78150'>if</span> <span m='78200'>you</span> <span m='78340'>get</span> <span m='78490'>out</span> <span m='78730'>of</span> <span m='78780'>course,</span> <span m='79180'>are</span> <span m='79280'>not</span> <span m='79460'>excited</span> <span m='80130'>by</span> <span m='80380'>something</span> <span m='80870'>that</span> <span m='81000'>the</span> <span m='81090'>course</span> <span m='81430'>teaches</span> <span m='81830'>you</span> <span m='82000'>and</span> <span m='82180'>takes</span> <span m='82480'>you</span> <span m='82660'>to</span> <span m='82970'>outside</span> <span m='83490'>the</span> <span m='83540'>course,</span> <span m='84360'>you</span> <span m='84560'>wasted</span> <span m='85030'>your</span> <span m='85160'>time.</span> <span m='85560'>You</span> <span m='85680'>should've</span> <span m='85850'>have</span> <span m='85930'>stayed at</span> <span m='86190'>home.</span> </p>","file":{"id":343047,"video_id":"3110337326001","name":"1818-Ron-OwnerBoneRoom1","duration":87772,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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