Revolutionary Mawrtyr Finkraine (littledarkvoice) wrote in little_details,
Revolutionary Mawrtyr Finkraine

working in comic shops

The main character for a story I'm writing is an eighteen-year-old employee in a comic shop. (You know, the kind that sells graphic novels, back issues, action figures, what have you.) Though a frequent customer at these shops, I've never actually worked at one, so I'm wondering, what kind of work would be typical for a teenager/college student employee? Would s/he just work the register the whole time, or would s/he be called on to inventory back issues, or something like that?

In addition, information about inter-employee and worker/customer dynamics would also be helpful. Particularly gender dynamics-- most of the comic shops I've been to have seemed to have one "token female" on staff, and the character I'm writing about is female. If you have amusing little anecdotes you don't mind me adapting and using, that's also helpful.

I'll be away from my computer until Monday starting tomorrow morning, so I might not be able to look at your replies instantly, but I'll make an effort to communicate anyway. Thanks, all.

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