Does working for an online retailer -- an e-tailer -- appeal to you? Explain.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This is a question you need to answer for yourself as your attitudes and your needs will be different from ours.  My answer will try to help you understand what to consider as you write your answer.

The first thing you need to do is to think about what it would be like to work in online retail. This job would presumably entail working from home, which would mean that you would not have to get ready and go to a specific location to work.  On the other hand, it would mean that you would get out of the house less and would have less interaction with coworkers than in other jobs.  Online retailing would presumably mean that you would have contact with customers via online chats.  This would mean that you would not have to deal with people in person.  On the other hand, it would mean that your interactions during your work shift would all be with people who you would only “see” as names on a computer screen.

Having thought about what it would be like to work in e-retail, you would now need to think about your own personal likes and dislikes.  Does this job sound appealing to you?  Would you like to be able to work from home or do you prefer to be around a lot of people in person?  This, to me, is the main question that you need to ask.  You need to ask whether the attributes of this particular job match up well with who you are as a person and what you like to do. 

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