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I Work In Retail

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    I am a very good employee.

    But I ******* hate going to my job. F*** retail!
    LauraF328 LauraF328 22-25, F Jul 16, 2014

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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 experienced in retail history. And all my customer had to say is "you're lucky your Blank" ( ethnicity) Because "I would've dealt with you...
    Skiipp Skiipp 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2014

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    :)

    I have had many jobs in my lifetime, usually working more than one at a time.  For the last 10 years I have held a second job working fill in whenever needed in a retail store. Unfortunately this normally meant working on a short notice and on holidays mostly.  I can...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Oct 27, 2009

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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 blow up doll?  She replied "I don't know what make of bike it is, I just know it has a puncture..."  I...
    Pricey Pricey 26-30, M 25 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    Working in retail sucks customers expect the

    world like they might as well be asking you to wipe their ***. Gets me so mad like no go away. and stop messing the shop idiots.
    SarcasticCxnt SarcasticCxnt 18-21 Jul 8

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    anybody else in retail want

    that one day where you can tell a customer what you really think of them
    robvjon robvjon 26-30, M Jul 17

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    It's only been a month

    and I absolutely hate it. It's a women's clothing store. I hate the assistant manager and sales lead. They're so condescending to us AND to customers. They talk very slowly and loudly like you're a deaf person with dementia. I hate selling the useless credit card with 25...
    BubbiBubbles BubbiBubbles 22-25, F Jul 19, 2014

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    I recently got a job in retail at Dollar

    General. I have been there for a week now and I got my first angry customer. I handled it pretty well though.
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M Nov 10, 2014

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    georgeristick georgeristick 26-30, M Aug 11

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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 things I don't like about it is 1. they drop pay if you don't meet your goals which sucks because sometimes the store...
    mak314 mak314 26-30, F Nov 18, 2007

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    So I have a new job. I been there

    for about a month now and so far I'm not doing a good job. My employers was suppose to have me train on their register and they waited to last minute. So today was my training and I could not get anything correct:(. So my employer had a look of disappointment on his face. So now...
    annabell19011 annabell19011 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    ShazzaR24 ShazzaR24 36-40, F Dec 29, 2013

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2014

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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 survive I have to endure the pain and agony of this job.
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 13 Responses Oct 13, 2007

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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 I am doing it. I know its not going to be a life long job, but for now, its more than perfect for me!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 16, 2010

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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 6 hour shift. ****, I hate video games now that I'm around them all day.
    OneSizeFitzpatrick OneSizeFitzpatrick 22-25, M Dec 16, 2013

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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 that makes my life appear like a small, dark, never-ending tunnel. My schedule is almost entirely opposite that of my fiance's so I get...
    Dollfaise Dollfaise 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2014

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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:) *Happy selling everyone*
    squirt254 squirt254 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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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 penny!!! I'm a supervisor and open up the store everyday so I'm pretty much in charge for a lot of the time I'm there. I...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 14, 2007

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2014

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    When people ask why your working on the holiday.

    .. Well it's people like you who shop on a holiday who make me work..
    sabresfan2010 sabresfan2010 18-21, M 2 Responses May 25

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    When your at work and you get blamed

    for a customers credit card not going though. If you would pay your bill This wouldent happen. It's not like I have a magic button that I push to make it not work. So the next time you break my register and throw it to the ground think of being arrested, paying a fine, bailed...
    sabresfan2010 sabresfan2010 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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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. Especially Christmas and August (for the back to school sales) I can't say that this was my favourite way to make a buck, but there were moments...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    Love hate relationship.

    ... Something about it keeps sucking me in...
    justgettingby01 justgettingby01 36-40, F 1 day 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 Love/Hate relationship with retail.  I love the discount, the interaction with different people all the time...
    QueenD QueenD 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2008

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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 treated like the scum of the earth. You ever walked into a fast food restaurant and a customer isn't satisfied. Yeah, at Sonic - I had been...
    Mkbreanna Mkbreanna 18-21, F Jan 8, 2014

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    As much as I want a grown up job,

    I sometimes think I'll miss the miserable old people who give me a hard time in the clothes shop I work in <3 One time a woman asked me to hold her baby while she went to the bank. I said 'ummm...' For long enough for her to realise that that's not okay. Educating the...
    anniechan anniechan 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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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 around. Since I'm a cashier and the last person everyone sees, I have been on the receiving end for a lot of disgruntled...
    LuluGPeaches LuluGPeaches 36-40, F Dec 21, 2013

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    So I start my work experience today at a habitat

    for humanity restore in Florida and I get paid for this
    Mattdomb Mattdomb 18-21 May 13

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    I really hate people.

    Customer called me stupid and cursed me out because my nails are pink. I hate men that question a woman's intelligence at all. But for my nail color? Come on now
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 10

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    This past Monday was Labor Day,

    and the retailer I work at was advertising a ton of sales and specialty products, so naturally, we were pretty busy. I work at the Customer Service and Returns Desk, so I'm used to dealing with all types of customers and questions. However, this past Monday, I had two Honorable...
    BabyRottie BabyRottie 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    Today at my job was interesting.

    Somebody stole toothpaste, that was only $1 but yet they bought $100 worth of ****! Somebody tried to return a bra that was OBVIOUSLY worn and old and tattered ... With no receipt of course.. Somebody .. This is my favorite! Somebody stole a pair of shoes for a kid, and left the...
    kitcat2013 kitcat2013 18-21, F 3 Responses May 9, 2014

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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. Unfortunately Mother Nature had ideas that didn't correspond with the plans I had when I took the position - the...
    jellibeanz jellibeanz 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    I have worked for the same company

    for over 6 years as a casual employee. They had a full time position available so i applied because i love my job. I was denied full time because i need to "lead the shop not respond to it". This confused me because most days that i work its with the manager and assistant...
    Brok3nSoul Brok3nSoul 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2014

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    A women came into the store

    where I work wearing a t-shirt and men's boxer. Also it was 25 degrees outside.
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    peppermintsugar peppermintsugar 22-25, F Dec 15, 2013

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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 returning there one day .... it was so organized and everything ... it could be an ocd patients worst night mare...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2007

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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 midnight) but I never get to relax even on my days off. It's the most stressful thing that I've ever been through. While I'm at it I ******* hate...
    magazinex3 magazinex3 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2014

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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 they change them so much its hard to keep up. the most amusing one yet? the social media policy. im not suppose...
    craftminion craftminion 26-30 2 Responses Dec 3, 2010

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    This is how I feel sometimes

    and think of what to say to people
    sabresfan2010 sabresfan2010 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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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 fakeness to it.
    ron ron 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 19, 2006

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    I work in a college bookstore.

    Today this one student came to complain about the store selling the updated edition of a textbook (which the professers are using now). This student didn't want to buy the new one because he already had the old one. He yelled at me about the prices...about not buying back the...
    EAJ05 EAJ05 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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