Jane: "We received a lot of the newly launched merchandise for free and got paid to learn about each one. It was corporate's way of making sure we were experts on each bra, scent, and lip gloss -- which was fine, because even if it's an off-color like purple, it's still a free $50 bra!"
Julie: "The semi-annual sales were hell on Earth to work because shoppers would ransack and trash the store -- but as a thank-you for working hard, our managers would open an hour early the first day of the sale to let us shop and get first dibs on the best merchandise."
Sometimes they work until 4am (and kind of enjoy it)
Caitlyn: "Floor sets would take 12 hours -- working them were the best of times and the worst of times. We'd close the store, order pizza, and dance on the hot-pink carpet to music. But once midnight hit, we'd be hopped up on Red Bull and still elbows-deep in G-strings, dreading working the floor again the next day. But those were the nights that really brought us together as teammates and friends."
* Names have been changed