why in the world would you want to work in a retail environment?
I wondered that too, but figured maybe that's all she knows.
It would seem if you are young and don't have skills, the first thing you think of is working in a store.
I agree that dd12 could do with less exposure to people. That's why I was asking her what she liked to do.
Maybe she'd get an idea from that. #1 if you're doing something you like, the less likely you'll be to punch poles, #2 maybe something you like to do doesn't need to be done with a lot of people around.
When I lived in Wisconsin I worked at a plastic mold injection factory. I was on the line that made the compacts for Revlon or something like that's makeup.
People who do that for a living are far from stupid, and they work hard. I met some really interesting people. Mostly though you have to concentrate on your work, and it takes dexterity and the ability to work within a rigid system.
I got some really deep thinking and soul searching done while monitoring the machine that shot hinge pins into the compact, or check each one to see the mirror was centered properly. It's no joke if those hinge pins get out of alignment coming out of the pin gun. If you don't watch it all production will come to a halt.
I actually never got bored, physically tired yes, not bored. After I'd solved all the worlds problems in my head, I'd wonder where all these compacts were going to, and who was going to buy them. To this day, whenever I buy almost anything that comes in a bottle or case or something, I momentarily reflect that a bunch of people had their hands on that container, checking, flipping, stacking, attaching, etc.