“‘Try retail. They never lay you off,’ said a very good friend of mine whose perspective I respected since he was going to be a millionaire by the time he was thirty-five,” writes Panicci. “So began my more-than-thirty-year journey of fun and frolic in the service to mankind—and mankind does so want to be serviced.
“I said goodbye to an ‘eight thirty to five with an hour for lunch’ corporate life and hello to the employment ad titled ‘Major Retailer.’ I was bright. I was energetic. I was dependable. I was individual enough to succeed. I embodied all the skills and personal traits required for the job. I wrote my cover letter, singing my praises just enough without coming off as a braggart. I listed all my corporate accomplishments. I felt that eventually I could regain a future in the corporate world, but by nature, I wasn’t really a desk person. I need to move and be physical.”
Panicci continues, “The ‘major retailer,’ I discovered, was Toys‘R’Us. … My association with TRU lasted more than twenty-five years, and it has now made me a published author as well.”
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Sal Panicci’s new book take readers behind the scenes of retail and explores the difficult situations that retail workers often find themselves in. Panicci draws on his years of experience to bring his enlightening and humorous story to life that any readers who have worked in retail can easily relate to.
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