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    (Original post by sr90)
    You can never look down on somebody who is working. Yes they aren't going to be well educated but you're always going to need working class people to do jobs like retail, caring, cleaning etc.
    Now you have highly educated people doing those jobs as well :P
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    (Original post by Playmaker#10)
    I know 21 year olds who earn £50,000 a year so why shouldn't they earn above that when they're 30
    Look at statistics.
    Barely anyone earns over 50k...
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    There is far too much elitism on TSR nowadays. The idea of 'looking down' on someone for whatever job they do is just pitiful. At least there's still many people on here who don't judge their self worth based upon the successfulness of others.*
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    (Original post by Playmaker#10)
    I know 21 year olds who earn £50,000 a year so why shouldn't they earn above that when they're 30
    What jobs do they do?
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    (Original post by mulberry1)
    I know someone who's a retail manager. Apparently THE biggest fear amongst them is that the employees will leave as that looks really bad on their turnover rates. So 40+ year olds are attractive to them as they'll less likely to jump ship than college leavers.
    Ahhhh so now they don't like young seasonal workers? :\ I seeeeee. Still ****ed up considering that's who was once preferred I thought, but I was starting to wonder why loads of OAPs are still sliding tins/working at checkout lol
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    (Original post by Betelgeuse-)
    I spit on them and tell them they are unworthy of me and my people. We are a better more advanced human being, we the educated cultured tolerant peoples

    I went into waitrose yester evening and there was a lady early thirties. I could tell by her skin and hair she had made contemptible life choices only an uncouth mouthbreather would make. I sent her on a fools errand and videoed her, laughing with my mates ready to upload to snapchat and twitter to my awaiting bourgoise.

    I beligerantly told her she was useless and she looked close to tears! ha!
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    As somebody working in retail myself (I've decided i'm probably going to stay and push for management) i'd probably say that if you've working there for yonks and have not been promoted then there's legitimate concern as to your intelligence, ambition or ability. That said i of course don't have any criticism of those who work in retail generally and think far too many look down on what can turn out to be a lucrative option at some firms.
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    (Original post by Shawman)
    There is far too much elitism on TSR nowadays. The idea of 'looking down' on someone for whatever job they do is just pitiful. At least there's still many people on here who don't judge their self worth based upon the successfulness of others.*
    You think it's new.
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    um no because a job is a job, at the end theyre still making their own money, contributing something back to the community
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    One thing is this life is so unpredictable. I know people who are graduates from universities and still find themselves in jobs like this (shelf stacking). It is what this economy has turned into and no one is to be blamed.
    You can't look down on people because they work in retail. Some of them are definitely more educated and more intelligent than you occupying a better paid role.
    This life is unfair and we shouldn't be the judge.
    Life is in phases and men are in sizes..


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    I don't really look down on them, they are human just like me.

    It could be their personal circumstances or anything else.
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    (Original post by Playmaker#10)
    I know 21 year olds who earn £50,000 a year so why shouldn't they earn above that when they're 30
    Whats their job? What 21 year old makes £50k?
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    They probably dont live in single income households.
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    I worked in retail sales (at phones stores) for a total of about 3 years (from when I was 16), I have nothing but the utmost respect for people who are able to put up with the constant stream of bullcrap from customers. Countless times were my manager or one of the older guys has stepped in to be a shield for me when a customer decides to go on some holier than thou tirade about why a specific phone wasn't in stock or why they can't figure out how to read a bloody price.

    Not only that, but people who rise up in retail have solid earning potential. My old manager who was ~31 (he has a degree, which made him progress faster than usual) at one of the large telecom companies got hired to our store at £50k a year, with potential to make 50% to 80% more if they hit target. The area managers were on £60-70k with the same potential (or even more). As a teenager, my annualised take home after commission was £23-26k a year. So as you can see, there is solid potential to earn a lot if you perform - much more than most non-grad careers out there.

    Anyone who genuinely does look down on people in retail needs to get their egos checked.

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    (Original post by helpmekid)
    Whats their job? What 21 year old makes £50k?
    Entry level Investment bankers, tech people at top companies, strategy consultants etc..

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    I don't look down on them but I do feel sorry for them.

    Also worried because it may well be where I end up...
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    I feel sorry for them.
    Why?

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Why?

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    I just think "wage slave"
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    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    Stacking tinned items is not an honest days work.
    ermm yes it is. *
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    (Original post by AsapRocky)
    Like shelf-stackers in ASDA/Tesco etc? Do you auto think "must be uneducated" ?


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    Not at all. I'm too busy minding my own business, generally.
 
 
 
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