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AMK
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308 posts since 7/1/13

19 Feb 2015 13:55
£26-£30 isn't bad for a store manager outside of London, but probably a bit light in London.

They'll get away with it though, they'll have a load of applicants.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

19 Feb 2015 14:02
I don't really know what the going rate would be, £30k aint that bad is it? Plus, joking aside, you should get a decent discount as store manager.

That said, its hardly a small start up as Evers put it
willesdengreen
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647 posts since 10/6/10

19 Feb 2015 14:15
u get 26k as store manager at primark nationwide lol
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

19 Feb 2015 14:19
I'd wager its gonna be a lot harder and less enjoyable to manage a Primark store than a branch of Oi Polloi though
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

19 Feb 2015 14:21
Not that I care but that isn't true is it, as far as my two second google tells me anyway. Google suggests department manager in a large store is 25-30k and store manger is around the 50k mark.

Lidl is advertising outside one of its stores near me for assistant store managers 25-27k. CSB
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

19 Feb 2015 14:28
trailofdavid wrote: I don't really know what the going rate would be, £30k aint that bad is it? Plus, joking aside, you should get a decent discount as store manager.

That said, its hardly a small start up as Evers put it

how big are they then? i thought they had one small shop up north?
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

19 Feb 2015 14:28
Salaries in fashion are shite. That pay might explain why the staff in Oi Polloi are always such cunts, wonder if they'll be the same down here.
Trent
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2041 posts since 18/1/09

19 Feb 2015 14:37
My GF before moving out here was offered the Store Manager job for LK Bennett in London for less that 25k , if I remember correctly. Hence, her moving to Qatar changing career. CSB.
willesdengreen
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647 posts since 10/6/10

19 Feb 2015 14:37
CovOne wrote: Not that I care but that isn't true is it, as far as my two second google tells me anyway. Google suggests department manager in a large store is 25-30k and store manger is around the 50k mark.

Lidl is advertising outside one of its stores near me for assistant store managers 25-27k. CSB

yh it's dept manager not store, my bad. as you said - trivial stuff.

point remains that despite higher perceived brand values of certain stores, it doesnt necessarily translate into actually valuable jobs.
RickRude
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3891 posts since 13/1/12

posted 19 Feb 2015 14:41, edited 19 Feb 2015 14:41
From Google

"Retail Store Manager Salary. The average salary for a Retail Store Manager is £22,593 per year. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience."

LOL at comparing managing a small store like Oi Polloi to a fucking nightmare that is Primark.
figurine
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6014 posts since 14/5/07

19 Feb 2015 14:47
DuffMan wrote: Salaries in fashion are shite. That pay might explain why the staff in Oi Polloi are always such cunts, wonder if they'll be the same down here.
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1234589
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959 posts since 1/6/10

19 Feb 2015 14:58
END are advertising for a Deputy Manager at £19-24k:

http://www.endclothing.co.uk/careers#careers7

Perhaps not the fairest comparison to Oi Polloi though as END are a lot bigger (also aren't based in London) but suggests that their store manager will be on similar to what OP advertise.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

19 Feb 2015 15:15
figurine wrote:
DuffMan wrote: Salaries in fashion are shite. That pay might explain why the staff in Oi Polloi are always such cunts, wonder if they'll be the same down here.
PM Sebastian17

He aint shop floor though is he?
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

19 Feb 2015 15:20
1234589 wrote: END are advertising for a Deputy Manager at £19-24k:

http://www.endclothing.co.uk/careers#careers7

Perhaps not the fairest comparison to Oi Polloi though as END are a lot bigger (also aren't based in London) but suggests that their store manager will be on similar to what OP advertise.

exactly - you need to sell a lot of clobber to pay that sort of salary in the first place and there will be no shortage of takers.
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

21 Feb 2015 10:12
Anyone done distance learning/night classes in Accounting? Not looking to do a degree or anything just some additional learning as i'm doing more and more financial reporting etc in my job role and recon it would help.
Crackajack
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7962 posts since 21/4/05

21 Feb 2015 11:21
EVERS wrote:
1234589 wrote: END are advertising for a Deputy Manager at £19-24k:

http://www.endclothing.co.uk/careers#careers7

Perhaps not the fairest comparison to Oi Polloi though as END are a lot bigger (also aren't based in London) but suggests that their store manager will be on similar to what OP advertise.

exactly - you need to sell a lot of clobber to pay that sort of salary in the first place and there will be no shortage of takers.

True, but the profit margin on clothing is clearly massive if they can still do business at 40-50% off in Sales time. Didn't 'Enclothed', the people who curate an outfit via post, mention an average 40% margin on wholesale vs consumer price?

-DiscoTits-
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934 posts since 26/11/07

22 Feb 2015 10:19
Granted that the salary overall isn't actually that bad but I just think for a small independent company (who on the face of things are probably doing quite well for themselves seeing as how they are opening a store in London) could probably do with giving a decent salary in order to retain good staff which is vital in a store like Oi Polloi. I would be thinking for London at least £30k + as a starting figure along with maybe some extra incentives such as sales bonus for hitting targets.

I know retail is a tough game having worked it previously but in my opinion you either pay good salary or people will leave and go elsewhere.
deuce
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14049 posts since 21/1/08

22 Feb 2015 10:37
The wage isn't great, especially for a 'manager' role, but they'll get loads of applicants. It's retail ain't it, not sure what people are expecting?
Ocin
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1391 posts since 4/6/04

posted 24 Feb 2015 15:55, edited 24 Feb 2015 15:55
I just got a call out of the blue from the HR head of a company I applied to last month for a high level role and didn't get past application stage. She said there's a role closing tonight that I might be interested in at a lower level (exec not manager).

Has anyone had this happen before? Is the likelihood of getting an interview high if she's already seen my CV and cover for the previous role? I've sent my application off so hopefully I'll get an interview.
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

25 Feb 2015 23:53

Might be an interest to some, Paper Mag is in Poland though