There's one thing better than knowing a guy who works at a sneaker store: being the guy who works at the sneaker store. Sneaker store employees get first dibs on sneakers, up to a 50-percent discount, and free sneakers from time to time. But the kicker is: You'll still be broke. You'll either spend all your money on sneakers, or pull in an hourly wage that's barely above minimum wage. But hey, you'll have them Js, though.