I had the pleasure of having Ted Potrikus from the Retail Council speak to my Retailing class yesterday. He enlightened my students on just how many opportunities there are in retail beyond the store manager/salesperson type roles. Sharing many stories from the Loss Prevention and Legal aspects of retail, Ted gave many of my students inspiration to pursue new opportunities in retail that they may not have considered before.
It always alarms me when people will thumb their nose up at careers in retail, hospitality or foods (or for any field for that matter) without considering options beyond the day-to-day operations or entry level roles. No matter the career field, there are so many varieties of opportunities to consider if you are willing to keep an open mind