Rita, a sales associate at a sock shop, spends her typical day stocking their merchandise, helping customers, and making sure that the shop looks nice. She began working for her company in college and was able to transfer stores when she moved. She tells us that the sock industry is booming currently because you may not always be able to express yourself in your clothes at your job, but you can always wear fun socks.
Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise and products, such as clothing, furniture, and automobiles, (called retail salespersons) and those who sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts, (called parts salespersons). Both groups help customers find the products they want and process customers' payments.
Moderate on-the-job training can be expected.
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