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RETAIL AND SPA SUMMARY and MOVIE SUGGESTIONS are: The Joneses (2010) suggests retail is much more subtle than most think. Please Give (2010) suggests sales is much more about location and image than most think. Many actresses have worked in shops, including Julia Roberts. The City of Palo Alto brought in detectives when one of the taxpaying retail establishments started bringing in less sales tax to the city and arrested about 38 employees for theft. I knew someone who worked there and she seemed to think the city still didn't fix the problems and the store moved out of that space. Modern retail is not seen to be as glamorous as it used to be. Movies about the retail industry are: Empire Records with Robin Tinney, and Sweet Home Alabama with Reese Witherspoon has a character who owns a store and that makes the glass objects in it. Witherspoon plays a dress designer in the movie which may suggest that she, too, is in retail. Mad Money, Beauty Shop, The Last Holiday, How Stella Got Her Groove Back can suggest that shopping or spas ares used as compensation by customers under stress, which is also known as retail therapy. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009); Tin Men (1987); Solitary Man (2009); The Women (2008/I); The Merchant of Venice (2004); The Sex and the City television series is partly about labels and shopping. Shopgirl (2005) suggests that customers may be more interested in forming relationships with employees than they are in the merchandise. It's a Gift (1934) and the Shop Around the Corner are older movies about a shopkeeper. Beauty Shop (2005); Barbershop (2002) and Barbershop 2 - Back in Business (2004), Massage Therapy (2004)(V), and You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), and In the Mix (2005) are about spa type activities. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Observe and Report (2009) are comedies about dysfunctional security officers! Diamond Men (2000), I Served the King of England aka in Czech: Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006), My First Mister (2001). Retail: Low paying jobs are NOT COMMON in Retail.