Has anyone out there made the transition from a District Manager in retail to Store Manager?
I have an opportunity to run a "flagship" store for a prestigouse company. It would be for a comparable volume as a district. Approx 20 million with over 8 co-managers. Did you miss weekends off? Was it less stress mentally? Pros? Cons? Please only those with this experience respond. My background: 42 years old - Phisically fit female. I look and act young, am very positive and people like to work for me. I've been in retail for 26 years with 10 plus years in multi-unit management. (District Manager and Group Manager at department store). Last job I ran 15 fashion specialty stores and burned out on the politics, lack of intregrity and no life. What do you think????? The last 3 companies I was hired as a DM. I forgot what being a Store Manager was like! It's been 13 years! Good advice though. Politics are present at all jobs just at different levels but not every company lacks integrity and tolerates dishonest and unethical (discriminatory) business practices like the company I left after 4 years. I just could'nt play that "dirty tactics" game. I pride myself as being a mentor and have promoted several people to DM level. I'm not about screwing/using and hurting my employees for the sake of the business. They dont understand without those people there would be no business! I guess I'm just a people person. I may turn to a Human Resource position or continue to be a management consultant (freelance) as I have for the last 8 mths. Thanks for responding. ADVICE: Have a back up plan. Females tend to expire in fashion retail as we age while men dont. I was making 6 figures and unless I take a $20 million store I may never make $ like that again!
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