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Jewelers are a hard-working group.

Running a business is hard work — but is your workload any heavier or lighter than that of other jewelers?

As we collect responses for this year’s Big Survey, we’re bringing you a few highlights from years past. We call them Big Survey Flashbacks.

Today we bring you a question from our 2012 survey: “How many hours do you work a week?”

The most popular answer, making up 45 percent of responses, was 50 hours. In second place, representing 28 percent of respondents, was 60 hours.

Twenty-two percent of respondents said they worked 40 hours a week, while 5 percent said they worked 30 hours and 1 percent said they worked 20 hours.

Here are some related questions that we asked:

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Describe your workload.

Overworked — 46 percent.

Underworked — 6 percent.

Just right — 48 percent.

Do you feel fairly paid for your work?

Yes — 50 percent.

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No — 28 percent.

No, but I don’t care — 22 percent.

If you’re away from the store, how long can you comfortably go without checking in?

Four hours — 11 percent.

1 day — 24 percent.

2-3 days — 32 percent.

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1 week — 20 percent.

2 weeks — 8 percent.

Want to have your say on the industry and what it means to own or manage an American jewelry store in 2017? Click HERE to take the latest INSTORE Big Survey. (The survey will probably take about 20 minutes to complete and is designed to be taken solely by store owners and managers.)

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If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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Here’s How Many Hours Jewelers Work Per Week

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Jewelers are a hard-working group.

Running a business is hard work — but is your workload any heavier or lighter than that of other jewelers?

As we collect responses for this year’s Big Survey, we’re bringing you a few highlights from years past. We call them Big Survey Flashbacks.

Today we bring you a question from our 2012 survey: “How many hours do you work a week?”

The most popular answer, making up 45 percent of responses, was 50 hours. In second place, representing 28 percent of respondents, was 60 hours.

Twenty-two percent of respondents said they worked 40 hours a week, while 5 percent said they worked 30 hours and 1 percent said they worked 20 hours.

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Here are some related questions that we asked:

Describe your workload.

Overworked — 46 percent.

Underworked — 6 percent.

Just right — 48 percent.

Do you feel fairly paid for your work?

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Yes — 50 percent.

No — 28 percent.

No, but I don’t care — 22 percent.

If you’re away from the store, how long can you comfortably go without checking in?

Four hours — 11 percent.

1 day — 24 percent.

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2-3 days — 32 percent.

1 week — 20 percent.

2 weeks — 8 percent.

Want to have your say on the industry and what it means to own or manage an American jewelry store in 2017? Click HERE to take the latest INSTORE Big Survey. (The survey will probably take about 20 minutes to complete and is designed to be taken solely by store owners and managers.)

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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