Never, Ever Buy These Items From the Dollar Store

A bargain is something you don’t really need, and probably don’t even really want, but desire because of irresistible pricing. And dollar stores perfected the proprietary art of making low-quality and cheap items look like bargains. A lot of dollar store products are items of inferior quality. Many are sold in deceptively repackaged, smaller-sized quantities to fool you into paying more than you...

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Posted in: Money, Personal Finance, Saving Money

What to buy at the dollar store

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I used to work in a dollar store.  It was my first retail job ever.  I wasn’t very good at customer service then: Customer: “This is terrible, blah blah blah blah…” Me: “Well… you’re welcome to leave.” Customer: “You can’t talk to me like that.  You think that because your father owns this store you can talk to me like that?  Blah blah...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

People who have inspired me – My (almost) first manager

My first steady job (that didn’t involve working for my dad) was at a dollar store.  My parents knew the owners and put me in touch with them.  One brief meeting later, I was gainfully employed. I was 17-almost-18 at the time.  I had to travel an hour and a half to get to the store and an hour and a half to get home.  As you can imagine, this sucked.  I worked there for a year and a bit. ...

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