Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The rules of Retail IT

In 23 years of employment I've only done one kind of job.  Retail IT.  That's computers, in and for Retail (and Wholesale) companies.
And there's a rule.  Whenever you start a new job in Retail IT, you get to go to the stores to work for a couple of days to see what it's like.
Which is why I'm going to spend the next couple of days selling curtains, rugs and cushions.
I wouldn't want it any other way.  But it's not really "incarnational".  Because in 2 days I'll know what it's all about and will go back to my life of living on the shop floor.  But the 5 days I spent in the China Department at John Lewis were some of the most fun I've ever worked.
But I still wouldn't want to do it for a living.

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