Victoria's Secret Targets Awkward Guys: Employee
Men will apparently buy anything to get out of the store
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 4, 2013 4:01 PM CST
Updated Dec 7, 2013 1:45 PM CST
Shoppers walk past a Victoria Secret store in San Jose, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

(Newser) – Men, do you feel weird about going into Victoria's Secret? Well, rest assured, the employees have noticed. They're trained to wring money out of uncomfortable guys, a former employee tells Business Insider. "The general feeling about men is that they would buy anything in order to get out of the store a quickly as possible," the ex-employee says.

Women shoppers don't have that problem. They tend to be "value-oriented," so associates tell them about deals and promotions. Whereas "men would buy a couple of $50 bras without questioning us, because they feel awkward," the employee says. That mattered, because employees were heavily pressured to hit sales goals, with managers even urging them on through headsets. "So when a man walked in, it felt like a lucky break." Click for the full piece. (Or read HuffPo's coverage of an ugly Black Friday fight at a Victoria's Secret.)

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TwoSheds
Dec 10, 2013 7:14 AM CST
I'm going in there tomorrow with a sock in my pants. Then i will grab a rack of stuff and ask to try it on.
Ezekiel 25:17
Dec 8, 2013 3:47 PM CST
It also works the other way. Someone who is wanting to make a sale will treat you extra nice. You know what kind of women they hire at Victoria's un-secret, the nice kind. I mean you won't see Susan Boil working there for sure. Try the ones in Vegas as they are staffed with magazine models. Hey, I would buy a sling shot just for some fun. The girlfriend doesn't matter as long as the sling shot fits, right. So its ok to browse the window display as long as you don't take delivery on the big ticket item. Wow, can I speak in any more metaphors?
viva_yo
Dec 8, 2013 12:41 AM CST
Buy it online; it's so much easier.