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SALES ASSOCIATE - MUSICIAN: Professional Ukelele Player

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Angel, a sales associate at a music shop, spends his typical day selling ukeleles and guitars and teaching music lessons. He started taking music lessons with the store as a child, and was offered a job with them because of his ukelele skills. To work in retail, you really need good people skills in order to interact with them and offer them good customer service.

Job Title: Sales Associate & Musician
Employer: Lahaina Music

Job Summary: Retail Salespersons

Job Description

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.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate on-the-job training can be expected.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$10,000 - $30,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
14 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Flexible, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, People skills

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m='11440'>accessories</span> <span m='12020'>of</span> <span m='12130'>all</span> <span m='13000'>musical</span> <span m='13390'>needs,</span> <span m='13970'>and</span> <span m='14130'>also</span> <span m='14330'>teach</span> <span m='14600'>lessons</span> <span m='14980'>to</span> <span m='15120'>kids,</span> <span m='15480'>and</span> <span m='15680'>also</span> <span m='15950'>adults</span> <span m='16309'>alike.</span> </p><p><span m='16750'>A</span> <span m='16900'>typical</span> <span m='16980'>day</span> <span m='17400'>here at</span> <span m='17630'>Lahaina</span> <span m='17870'>Music</span> <span m='18670'>includes</span> <span m='19010'>a</span> <span m='19080'>lot</span> <span m='19330'>of</span> <span m='19880'>ukelele</span> <span m='20220'>playing,</span> <span m='21000'>a</span> <span m='21080'>lot</span> <span m='21260'>of</span> <span m='21930'>talking</span> <span m='22310'>story</span> <span m='22640'>with</span> <span m='22800'>a</span> <span m='22860'>lot</span> <span m='22980'>of</span> <span m='23030'>people,</span> <span m='24110'>and</span> <span m='24350'>just</span> <span m='24760'>overall</span> <span m='25360'>good</span> <span m='25540'>vibes,</span> <span m='25980'>and</span> <span m='26160'>just,</span> <span m='26880'>you</span> <span m='26980'>know,</span> <span m='27160'>living</span> <span m='27500'>aloha</span> <span m='27920'>and</span> <span m='28110'>good</span> <span m='28280'>things</span> <span m='28450'>happen.</span> </p><p><span m='29110'>I</span> <span m='29210'>started</span> <span m='29560'>taking</span> <span m='29670'>lessons</span> <span m='30010'>here</span> <span m='30210'>as</span> <span m='30400'>a</span> <span m='30460'>student</span> <span m='30910'>when I was</span> <span m='31170'>about</span> <span m='31420'>nine</span> <span m='31640'>years</span> <span m='31910'>old,</span> <span m='32200'>so</span> <span m='32290'>I</span> <span m='32360'>have</span> <span m='32590'>always</span> <span m='32790'>been</span> <span m='33040'>affiliated</span> <span m='33520'>with</span> <span m='33660'>this</span> <span m='33730'>store</span> <span m='34610'>for</span> <span m='34870'>most</span> <span m='35150'>of</span> <span m='35780'>my</span> <span m='35920'>life,</span> <span m='36380'>and</span> <span m='36840'>also</span> <span m='37250'>just</span> <span m='38380'>being</span> <span m='38640'>around</span> <span m='38900'>in</span> <span m='38970'>the</span> <span m='39040'>music</span> <span m='39370'>scene.</span> <span m='39690'>I've</span> <span m='39750'>been</span> <span m='39840'>playing</span> <span m='40460'>ukelele</span> <span m='40630'>professionally</span> <span m='41130'>since</span> <span m='41310'>I</span> <span m='41350'>was</span> <span m='41440'>about</span> <span m='41700'>10.</span> <span m='42400'>So</span> <span m='42780'>I've</span> <span m='42900'>always</span> <span m='43170'>kind of</span> <span m='43790'>had</span> <span m='44050'>this</span> <span m='44230'>kind</span> <span m='44470'>of</span> <span m='44520'>as my</span> <span m='45180'>background</span> <span m='45940'>to</span> <span m='46010'>fall</span> <span m='46300'>on.</span> <span m='46500'>And</span> <span m='46630'>then</span> <span m='46760'>I</span> <span m='46820'>won</span> <span m='47460'>a</span> <span m='47600'>contest,</span> <span m='48300'>an</span> <span m='48720'>ukelele</span> <span m='49060'>contest</span> <span m='49510'>here on</span> <span m='49610'>the</span> <span m='49690'>west</span> <span m='49940'>side</span> <span m='50040'>of</span> <span m='50090'>Maui</span> <span m='50390'>in</span> <span m='50730'>the</span> <span m='50900'>year</span> <span m='51060'>2012</span> <span m='52230'>at</span> <span m='52370'>the</span> <span m='52440'>Hula</span> <span m='52700'>Grill,</span> <span m='53120'>which</span> <span m='53310'>is</span> <span m='53450'>in</span> <span m='53660'>Kaanapali</span> <span m='54060'>here</span> <span m='54320'>in</span> <span m='54400'>Lahaina.</span> <span m='55630'>And</span> <span m='56210'>shortly</span> <span m='56520'>after</span> <span m='56990'>I</span> <span m='57070'>was</span> <span m='57310'>offered</span> <span m='57610'>a</span> <span m='57670'>job</span> <span m='57990'>here</span> <span m='58250'>at Lahaina</span> <span m='58360'>Music,</span> <span m='58770'>and</span> <span m='58890'>I</span> <span m='59330'>jumped</span> <span m='59640'>on</span> <span m='59810'>it.</span> <span m='60416'>So</span> <span m='61190'>that's</span> <span m='61540'>how</span> <span m='61740'>I</span> <span m='61850'>kinda</span> <span m='62050'>got into</span> <span m='62250'>the</span> <span m='62340'>scene.</span> </p><p><span m='62960'>One</span> <span m='63260'>thing</span> <span m='63570'>I didn't</span> <span m='63810'>know</span> <span m='64450'>when</span> <span m='64640'>I</span> <span m='64690'>started</span> <span m='65040'>working</span> <span m='65360'>here</span> <span m='65590'>in</span> <span m='65650'>retail</span> <span m='66200'>was</span> <span m='67020'>how</span> <span m='67190'>much</span> <span m='67700'>exactly</span> <span m='68260'>of</span> <span m='68360'>people</span> <span m='68710'>skills</span> <span m='68880'>you</span> <span m='69020'>really</span> <span m='69250'>need.</span> <span m='70100'>You meet a</span> <span m='70250'>lot</span> <span m='70530'>of</span> <span m='70600'>different</span> <span m='70930'>people</span> <span m='71780'>of</span> <span m='71960'>all</span> <span m='72120'>different</span> <span m='72830'>ethnicities,</span> <span m='73390'>backgrounds,</span> <span m='74000'>and</span> <span m='74100'>all</span> <span m='74290'>different</span> <span m='74910'>types</span> <span m='75160'>of</span> <span m='75240'>personalities.</span> <span m='76380'>So</span> <span m='76540'>some</span> <span m='76740'>people</span> <span m='77070'>you'll</span> <span m='77710'>kind</span> <span m='77930'>of</span> <span m='78860'>go</span> <span m='79150'>well</span> <span m='79380'>with,</span> <span m='79650'>and you</span> <span m='79970'>just kind of</span> <span m='80290'>bounce</span> <span m='80590'>off</span> <span m='81170'>their</span> <span m='81470'>energy,</span> <span m='81970'>and</span> <span m='82060'>you</span> <span m='82150'>kinda</span> <span m='82410'>just</span> <span m='82550'>get</span> <span m='82680'>more</span> <span m='83640'>pumped</span> <span m='84050'>up</span> <span m='84240'>from</span> <span m='84480'>their</span> <span m='84810'>vibe.</span> <span m='85290'>And</span> <span m='85510'>then</span> <span m='85610'>some</span> <span m='85790'>people</span> <span m='86130'>you</span> <span m='86290'>just</span> <span m='86480'>kind</span> <span m='86650'>of,</span> <span m='87170'>you</span> <span m='87280'>know,</span> <span m='87550'>kinda</span> <span m='87750'>smile</span> <span m='88015'>and</span> <span m='88280'>kill them</span> <span m='88530'>with</span> <span m='88650'>kindness,</span> <span m='89640'>so</span> <span m='89820'>to</span> <span m='89890'>speak.</span> </p><p><span m='90660'>My</span> <span m='90840'>best</span> <span m='91140'>advice</span> <span m='91880'>for</span> <span m='92050'>any</span> <span m='93270'>young,</span> <span m='93660'>youthful</span> <span m='94020'>person</span> <span m='94360'>that's</span> <span m='94530'>looking</span> <span m='94790'>to</span> <span m='94830'>get</span> <span m='95020'>into</span> <span m='95410'>any</span> <span m='95620'>retail</span> <span m='96000'>position,</span> <span m='96510'>or</span> <span m='96610'>music</span> <span m='97070'>in</span> <span m='97290'>general</span> <span m='97730'>is</span> <span m='97800'>just</span> <span m='97960'>don't</span> <span m='98130'>be</span> <span m='98410'>lazy.</span> <span m='99200'>Just</span> <span m='99420'>don't</span> <span m='99680'>give</span> <span m='99880'>anything</span> <span m='100270'>like</span> <span m='100860'>just</span> <span m='101120'>like,</span> <span m='101320'>you</span> <span m='101420'>know,</span> <span m='101650'>I</span> <span m='101720'>tried</span> <span m='102040'>my</span> <span m='102190'>best,</span> <span m='102580'>or</span> <span m='102760'>like</span> <span m='102980'>you</span> <span m='103060'>know</span> <span m='103260'>and when</span> <span m='103440'>you</span> <span m='103630'>really</span> <span m='103900'>aren't.</span> <span m='104100'>Just</span> <span m='104290'>make</span> <span m='104440'>sure</span> <span m='104590'>you</span> <span m='104680'>just</span> <span m='104830'>give</span> <span m='104960'>it your</span> <span m='105140'>100%,</span> <span m='106500'>or</span> <span m='106940'>as</span> <span m='107140'>I would</span> <span m='107290'>say,</span> <span m='107520'>give</span> <span m='107690'>it</span> <span m='107890'>110%</span> <span m='109710'>because</span> <span m='110020'>sometimes</span> <span m='110450'>the extra</span> <span m='110700'>10</span> <span m='110940'>is</span> <span m='111050'>all</span> <span m='111130'>you</span> <span m='111250'>need</span> <span m='111440'>to</span> <span m='111500'>get</span> <span m='111670'>over</span> <span m='112260'>the</span> <span m='112360'>hump.</span> <span m='112790'>And</span> <span m='113770'>just</span> <span m='113960'>always</span> <span m='114210'>try,</span> <span m='114530'>and</span> <span m='114640'>always</span> <span m='114790'>just</span> <span m='114960'>live</span> <span m='115130'>positive</span> <span m='115710'>and</span> <span m='116610'>look</span> <span m='116800'>at</span> <span m='116850'>the</span> <span m='116930'>bright</span> <span m='117190'>side.</span> <span m='118180'>So</span> <span m='119020'>things</span> <span m='119250'>could</span> <span m='119350'>be</span> <span m='119450'>a</span> <span m='119520'>lot</span> <span m='119710'>worse.</span> 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