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I Work In Retail

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    I work in retail, I was in Fast Food, I was assistant manager of a Sonic. And now I work in a hardware store. Being a girl in a hardware store, let alone retail period - we get...
    Mkbreanna Mkbreanna 18-21, F Jan 8

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    From The Office To Retail - Today is my last day in a law office, where I slaved from day to day. Sitting in front of a computer for 8 hours a day is not my ideal job. It also didn...
    jetaimeh jetaimeh 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    Has Anyone Saved To Buy A Car While Working Retail? - Is this even possible? I'm interviewing tomorrow for a possible full-time retail job (probably under 9 dollars an hour) and...
    Mevo Mevo 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2011

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    How Much Longer - it's nice to get a day off in the middle of the week to run errands that you can't do Sat/Sun but I don't know how much more I can take. there can be such a...
    ron ron 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 19, 2006

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    Christmas brings out the absolute worst in people. You can see it in their faces, it's that listless stare as someone asks you if you have any ******* PS4's for the tenth time in a...
    OneSizeFitzpatrick OneSizeFitzpatrick 18-21, M Dec 16, 2013

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    Black Friday - I have worked three Black Fridays including today where I was the sole security for my location between midnight and nine am. The amount of people that came into...
    Arog17 Arog17 22-25, M Nov 23, 2012

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    I've been working in retail full time since December. It's exhausting and disorienting. My week never "ends" because I almost never have a weekend. It's a really trippy mind trick...
    Dollfaise Dollfaise 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Love/Hate - I have worked in retail for over 10 years, if you count the part-time jobs I've had when I was in high school and college.  Currently I am a manager. I have a...
    QueenD QueenD 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2008

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    Working during the holidays is ridiculous!
    peppermintsugar peppermintsugar 22-25, F Dec 15, 2013

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    College Job - Walgreens - I work at a Walgreens in the Chicagoland area. I was hired as a senior in high school, and have been there for a year and a half. I'm in the photo...
    convoku convoku 18-21 Jun 16, 2011

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    Work - i worked in retail for a while.Its not really that bad.
    texasrosie texasrosie 61-65 Sep 24, 2008

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    I'd Rather Stay In Bed! - I don't wanna go to work today. Wish I could stay home & enjoy the rain from my bed! BUT the store isn't gonna run itself& the bills must get paid...
    squirt254 squirt254 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    Retail Rants: The Customers - I work in retail and the demographics is mostly affluent tourists from other parts of the continent. A lot of them have no social etiquette whatsoever...
    monikers16 monikers16 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    This is the last weekend for Christmas shopping and it certainly brings out the 'Christmas spirit' in people. Most of the customers I have had to deal with haven't been the nicest...
    LuluGPeaches LuluGPeaches 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    Retail Hell!!! - Lets just say that I hope to get out of this job one day. I live in a very small town in the south. There arent alot of jobs here at all. So, in order for me to...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 13 Responses Oct 13, 2007

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    Story #89 Not Now, But Many Years Ago, I Did - When I was a young single mom, I worked many different jobs. Frequently, I took a job as a retail clerk at the busy times of the year...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    What's Going On? - Here's what happened at work today: A woman came in and asked for a puncture repair kit.  Feeling cheeky I asked her if it was for her Antonio Banderas...
    Pricey Pricey 26-30, M 24 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    I Miss My Store -  i used to love working in retail especially for Claires ...  that was one of my fav jobs next to denny's  third shift and the hospital . I plan on...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2007

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    All day on the tills can really tire me out.
    ShazzaR24 ShazzaR24 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    Used to - I used to work in retail and I miss it.  I love being with and around people.  I worked at a Wal-mart in Texas, in sporting goods for a little over a year. ...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    Its fun but shitttty sometimes.
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    It's Not All Bad - I don't actually mind my job most of the time. I jsut get the occasional day when I want to strangle some stuck up customer moaning about being short changed a...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 14, 2007

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    People These Days. - wow lets jsut say my 1st retail store i hated it i was mostly in stock room and fitting room and people wow since when is going to a clothing store to buy...
    rockinkandy rockinkandy 18-21, F Aug 23, 2008

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    Retail - I work retail on straight commission when it's good it's great when it bad you want to just say **** it. It's definitely a roller coaster ride with the economy like it is...
    pinkgodess pinkgodess 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2009

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    Yup @ Dillard's - I started working at Dillard's in August. This is my 1st retail job before that i worked as a receptionist for 6 yrs at a nursing home. Anyway it's ok but the 2...
    mak314 mak314 26-30, F Nov 18, 2007

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    Life In Retail The Week Before Inventory - Today's offering is, I fear, probably going to be a rambling rant. In the last four days, I have worked 37 hours, not my record for...
    bdwriter bdwriter 36-40, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    I work for a national wireless company and hate my job, not only do I have the shittiest hours ever (our store is open from 9-9 so our shifts range from 830am to as late as...
    magazinex3 magazinex3 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    6 pallets, 172 boxes....just me. I hate how bosses expect you to do everything before you leave for the night. I only have 2 arms! And I'm not superman!
    premadonnagirl premadonnagirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Re-evaluate mate - I am currently employed part time in a surf/skate retail store part time. I only work weekends due to study which is sometimes hard because I usually can't drag...
    lusciouskiwi lusciouskiwi 22-25, F Nov 2, 2010

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    I Do -      i work in retail . and man it is amazing and sometimes it is retarded . you know the old adage the customer is always right . while i kind of have to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 9, 2009

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    New Policy - so every time i turn around there is a new stupid pointless policy at my job. no scanning coupons from cell phones no handing manager keys to non managers bla bla bla...
    craftminion craftminion 26-30 2 Responses Dec 3, 2010

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    So depending on the way I do my make up I either get South American or Middle Eastern. And luckily today was Middle Eastern because I had the rudest customer I think I've ever...
    anjjelicaa anjjelicaa 22-25, F Apr 3

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    Announcement - I have a shop! I have a shop! I have a shop! About a month before Christmas I moved my whole life to a new city at the other end of the country to manage a store...
    jellibeanz jellibeanz 26-30, F 10 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    I Was... -  I used to work in retail until last year. A convenience chain (let's call them 6-Twelve, shall we?) and a regional gas station affiliated with Chevron.  The...
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic 36-40, M Oct 14, 2007

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    Nervous Working Thanksgiving Til Sunday - First time working retail and first time working during the holiday madness full of crazy customers and horrible hours. I am at least...
    monikers16 monikers16 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    I Am A Cashier For Winn-dixie... - I am a Cashier for Winn-dixie. I have just started, but its something that I always wanted to do when I was a little kid, corny but its true, now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 16, 2010

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    He Had Some 'Spalianin' To Do... - Going through a store remodel and I didn't realize.... the front end was getting remodeled too! The service desk is going to be right in front of...
    parakeet8157 parakeet8157 51-55, F Apr 16, 2013

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    Life is full of surprises, irony and twists, and one night at work I had one in mine. A few years ago after a satisfying Easter dinner with my family, I set off for an overtime...
    Justint2014 Justint2014 31-35, M Mar 24

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    i've just started to workout with the marines again and i feel like working out even after the workouts and i got nothing to do on my spare time -.- it's not the same to workout...
    josh906 josh906 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    When your job is like....here, if you do this you get a raise and a promotion...and I am like, why would I want that? The only reason I work, is to play my part in the preposterous...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 21

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    I work at hardees and my boss is the most immature rude 57 year old I've ever met or even heard of. He says mean things, talks **** about everyone, embarrasses us in front of...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I have been in work environments that have been almost exclusively male, and in workplaces that have had some of both sexes; both environments ran smoothly and fairly. In an...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I used to be really fit not so long ago and then I got pregnant. I have just been so tired and so busy that it seems I can seldomly get my workouts in. This is extremely annoying...
    2LiveIs2Learn 2LiveIs2Learn 31-35 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I am less than one month away from obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I have known I wanted to be a social worker since I was 12. For the past few months, I have been...
    aliciae78 aliciae78 18-21, F Apr 4

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    You know who had a great work ethic? The Nazis. And we all know how that worked out. "My mother always told me, son, you do the best you can; my father always told me son, you be...
    treewhiz treewhiz 51-55, M Apr 5

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    I know this is a story as old as the stars. So here I am. Surrounded by my three kitties who are probably the closest I will get to having children since I refuse to start a family...
    lnvisible lnvisible 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Injury at work has devastated my life. I suffered with severe spinal stenosis for years and had surgery on May 31st and it was a miracle. That horrific pain was over and I felt 10...
    sleeplessInMO sleeplessInMO 56-60, F Mar 19

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    This is how it works right. You find someone who is vulnerable or perceived as vulnerable at work. You then gang up on this person ostracize them and drive them out of the work...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F Mar 24

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    Normally I work hard, play hard and love even harder...here lately all I have been doing is working working working...I think it is time for this girl to have some fun ;-)
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I have come straight out of college and joined a good company.. It has been over 8 months here now..I was recognized as a talent..was trained in performing an advanced work...
    bsajc bsajc 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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