Retail does not have a good reputation for being a long term employment opportunity.
The industry enjoys one of the highest employee turnover ratios of all industries, with maybe the exception of a few. Hospitality and Car Dealerships. Hey, I’ve worked my entire career in two of those. I come from a place of real-world experience on the topic of turnover. Allow me to share the Top Ten Reasons Good Employees Quit. By the way, they all tie back to one person.
In my executive career, I’ve been responsible for probably thousands of stores both in a specialty, big box, and the used car industry: Kohl’s, G.H.Bass, Performance Bike Shops, Dress Barn, and CarMax to name most. One of my General Managers at CarMax joked at a group dinner one night that the only thing I have not been a horse jockey. That’s funny if you see my 6’4″ height and I won’t mention the weight, but I am not considered frail-looking.