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OWNER, IN-DEPTH: You Can Touch History

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Ron, Owner of The Bone Room, a natural history store that displays bones and fossils and sells an assortment of natural science items, describes what he likes most about his job, its challenges, and his work-life balance. He loves that his store will stimulate him and others to think about other things, off the computer.

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.

On-the-Job Training

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
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, People skills

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<span m='10060'>I</span> <span m='10200'>think</span> <span m='10460'>the</span> <span m='10560'>thing</span> <span m='10850'>I</span> <span m='10930'>love</span> <span m='11230'>the</span> <span m='11330'>fact</span> <span m='11760'>is</span> <span m='11920'>that</span> <span m='12030'>things</span> <span m='12350'>in</span> <span m='12430'>my</span> <span m='12570'>store</span> <span m='12910'>stimulate</span> <span m='13540'>me</span> <span m='13700'>to</span> <span m='13820'>think</span> <span m='14090'>about</span> <span m='14460'>and</span> <span m='14550'>look</span> <span m='14790'>at</span> <span m='14850'>other</span> <span m='15070'>things.</span> </p><p><span m='15980'>I</span> <span m='16149'>give</span> <span m='16370'>all</span> <span m='16590'>my</span> <span m='17080'>employees</span> <span m='17670'>courses,</span> <span m='18170'>for</span> <span m='18290'>example.</span> <span m='18870'>They're</span> <span m='19010'>getting</span> <span m='19330'>a course</span> <span m='19635'>on</span> <span m='19940'>Linnaeus</span> <span m='20340'>last</span> <span m='20700'>week</span> <span m='21240'>on</span> <span m='21370'>classification.</span> <span m='22590'>And</span> <span m='22760'>tomorrow</span> <span m='23030'>morning,</span> <span m='23920'>they're</span> <span m='24040'>getting</span> <span m='24290'>a</span> <span m='24360'>course</span> <span m='24770'>on</span> <span m='25340'>fossilization</span> <span m='26260'>and</span> <span m='26450'>geological</span> <span m='27160'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='28350'>Probably</span> <span m='28630'>the</span> <span m='28700'>hardest</span> <span m='29120'>thing</span> <span m='29430'>is</span> <span m='29710'>the</span> <span m='29780'>fact</span> <span m='30230'>that</span> <span m='30430'>I</span> <span m='30560'>think</span> <span m='30830'>the</span> <span m='30900'>United</span> <span m='31220'>States</span> <span m='31570'>has</span> <span m='31730'>become</span> <span m='32110'>fairly</span> <span m='32409'>anti-business.</span> <span m='33790'>So</span> <span m='34030'>to</span> <span m='34120'>have</span> <span m='34380'>a</span> <span m='34450'>small</span> <span m='34770'>business</span> <span m='35330'>is</span> <span m='35820'>an</span> <span m='36190'>awful</span> <span m='36550'>lot</span> <span m='36730'>of</span> <span m='36800'>work.</span> <span m='37550'>And a</span> <span m='37630'>lot</span> <span m='37830'>of</span> <span m='37890'>people</span> <span m='38230'>are</span> <span m='38340'>dropping</span> <span m='38830'>out</span> <span m='39130'>and</span> <span m='39290'>quitting</span> <span m='39680'>I</span> <span m='39790'>think</span> <span m='40110'>and</span> <span m='40170'>not</span> <span m='40380'>wanting</span> <span m='40600'>to</span> <span m='40660'>do</span> <span m='40850'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='41110'>Most</span> <span m='41440'>businessmen</span> <span m='41940'>are</span> <span m='42150'>totally</span> <span m='42560'>overworked</span> <span m='43600'>because</span> <span m='43830'>they're</span> <span m='43970'>trying</span> <span m='44330'>to</span> <span m='44390'>stay</span> <span m='44590'>in</span> <span m='44730'>business.</span> <span m='45220'>They're</span> <span m='45380'>trying</span> <span m='45760'>to</span> <span m='45840'>pay</span> <span m='46050'>taxes</span> <span m='46600'>for</span> <span m='46760'>other</span> <span m='46960'>people.</span> <span m='47760'>And</span> <span m='48080'>they're</span> <span m='48270'>also</span> <span m='48710'>trying</span> <span m='49150'>to</span> <span m='49350'>figure</span> <span m='49630'>out</span> <span m='49810'>how</span> <span m='50020'>to</span> <span m='50110'>stay</span> <span m='50330'>in</span> <span m='50470'>business.</span> <span m='50950'>And</span> <span m='51190'>so</span> <span m='51410'>it's</span> <span m='51530'>a</span> <span m='51590'>very</span> <span m='51810'>hard</span> <span m='52050'>gig.</span> <span m='52810'>So</span> <span m='53040'>it</span> <span m='53180'>does</span> <span m='53450'>impinge</span> <span m='53980'>upon</span> <span m='54250'>your</span> <span m='54390'>life</span> <span m='54710'>an</span> <span m='54820'>awful</span> <span m='55150'>lot,</span> <span m='55360'>I'm</span> <span m='55490'>afraid</span> <span m='55800'>I'll</span> <span m='55890'>have</span> <span m='56070'>to</span> <span m='56180'>say.</span> </p>","file":{"id":343048,"video_id":"3110337328001","name":"1820-Ron-OwnerBoneRoom2","duration":57191,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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