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Career Advice

Yesterday, 03:07 PM

So keep in mind, I know there is alot of info need for jobs etc. But I will try and explain as much as possible.

I'm 26 years old and have worked retail/food industry since I was 16 years old. Every job I've had I've worked hard and moved my way up in the company untill either I dont see any more growth (one of my previous jobs) or company downsizes etc.

My current role I'm a General Manager of a retail/food industry job. Ive been in my current role for almost 2 1/2 years now. I took over a store that was barely averging $23,000 a week (around 1.2 million a year) that was only brining in around 38-40% Controlable Cost.
In my two years at the store, I've increased my weekly revenue to around $35,000 (not hitting holidays yet) and around 1.8 million a year. Ive increased my controllable cost from 38% to around 60-65% depending on the month. I feel like I run a pretty successful store.

I want to move up, mostly because I don't want to be in a store for the next 20 years. I'm no where near my cap at pay (though I am higher than my peers average because I was a external hire). I like my job and the company I work for but I'm worried about its growth potential for myself. Currently I am competing against myself with thr rapid sales growth the past two years (almost a 30% growth in two years) and due to this my budgets are enormous. My boss has even expressed that shes concerned I wont hit them due to inflated numbers. That frustrates me due to the fact that I grew the business but they want more (its retail I know). My next "path" would be DM and in my immediate area there are 5-6 of these with only 1 position becoming open the last 4 years. I don't like those odds when there are over 80-100 stores under those.

Should I just stick it out? Or look else where? Company gives great benefits and stock etc. But I don't want to become stagnant as I know the next 5-10 years is what I will make likely the rest of my life.

Hope Solo and the double standard?

20 September 2014 - 04:49 PM

So serious discussion and maybe I shouldn't be posting it here if I want that but....here it goes.

Was reading a article about Hope Solo and how she allegedly attacked her sister and her 17 year old nephew. Told him he was to fat to be a athlete and her sister had blood on her shirt. Why is this not being covered like the NFL and Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson?

Is it because she's female? Isn't that a double standard? Or could it be because of her playing soccer and not football?

One thing that really struck a nerve was that Neil Buethe knows what the situation is and states that "if it wasn't that she was so close to breaking a record that shows her hard work and dedication to USA soccer, she most likely would be sitting out". What? Seriously? Maybe if Panthers are about to play in the Super Bowl we should let him play. Or if Peterson is about to break the all time record for rushing yards he should play.

Whats everyone's thoughts on this?

Here is a link for those interested (found it on reddit....not even gonna lie didnt knkw espnW was a thing)

VT vs. Ohio State

06 September 2014 - 10:31 PM

Let's go Hokies! Less than a quarter to go!

Seriously, it pisses me off though that Beamer cant recruit a qb worth a damn then all of a sudden brewer transfers and we have a offense that isnt completely shut down if we can't rush for almost 200 yards. Glad he is showing up and giving us a chance.

Any other hokie fans on this board?

Gif's on App

05 September 2014 - 07:31 PM

Hey Zod,

I don't know if its my device, or the App itself, but sometimes its hit or miss for the gifs to load when I "tap/click" on them. It will load the still image but not play the video per say. I load the mobile site on my phone and it loops and plays just fine.

This Is Gross

12 August 2014 - 03:33 PM

Did anyone watch this on TWC Sports network last week? They answered a question of mine would like to see the response. I dont have TWC so couldnt see the results.

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