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One Employee Was Not a Team Favorite After This Aborted Sale

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An employee had stayed about 30 minutes after closing with a customer, which held about six other employees on overtime. When the customer made a decision and pulled out a credit card, this employee paused and said, “Why don’t you come back next month during our sale instead of buying now? I think I can find you something you will like even more for less money.”

Told anonymously to INSTORE’s Big Survey, 2016

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