The following quantitative study investigated staff turnover at Company H, a hardware retailer, where 174 former employees were telephonically interviewed via a questionnaire. The results showed that staff enjoyed various factors at Company H but found their present management better than that of Company H. The staff also viewed written and spoken English and PC skills as very important factors for their training in retail, their career advancement and their decisions to stay in retail. Issues of gender, age and further customer training was also found to be important factors. These findings were discussed in light of the literature review conducted and a detailed model of learning and turnover intentions was proposed. The study was concluded with a list of recommendations for company H and a list of areas for further research.