If you work in retail there’s guaranteed to be lots of gossip and politics at your job. Your coworkers will love to talk about customers, your management team, other coworkers, and you (when you’re when your back is turned). Following is how to avoid politics and gossip while working in the retail sales industry.
Stay 100% Professional
Avoiding politics at a retail job is extremely difficult. Coworkers will constantly try and tempt you to reveal information about yourself, betray other coworkers, and become one of the pack. In order to avoid politics in retail you’ll have to remain 100% professional. You’ll have to follow all the rules, never be late, and do nothing that will give your coworkers a reason to gossip. If coworkers ever recognize a chink in your armor; your plan to avoid retail politics will be ruined. If you’re perceived as a professional, your coworkers will not trust you enough with gossip and will leave you out of the political games. After all, they don’t know whether or not you’ll report to the boss.
Be Nice but Stay Distant
In order to avoid politics at your retail job like of a politician, you’ll have to make …