As the owner of a retail store, it is in your best interests to keep your employees as happy as possible. Disgruntled or otherwise unhappy employees are more likely to seek greener pastures. Hiring new people and training them is time-consuming; it also costs your store money. How can you motivate your employees and keep them happy so that they don’t jump ship? As it turns out, a great way to do that is by being as flexible as possible. That doesn’t mean that you should not have any rules or procedures in place. It means that you should always remember that your employees have lives outside of their jobs. By keeping schedules as flexible as possible, you’ll have an easier time keeping everyone happy.