5 Reasons Why Working In Retail Sucks
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5 Reasons Why Working In Retail Sucks

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5 Reasons Why Working In Retail Sucks
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As a college student, you obviously need money to pay for, well everything. So therefore, a job is definitely needed during this time as well as before. Of course, again being a college student, you cannot get certain jobs as you need a degree etc. You either work in fast food, or retail. Personally I never worked in fast food, as I have only really worked at a retail store as well as a martial art's dojo. Retail sucks, I don't think people who haven't really worked there truly understand the fact that it is horrible.

1. Customers

We are all costumers of course, but when you are working behind a register, you start to hate them. All of them. We only work there, we don't make the rules, we don't want to be in that situation anymore then those people do. When a customer yells at you over a rule that you didn't make, and you have to enforce, you obviously feel a deep anger building. We work there to make money, so we can afford things in our life, we don't want to ask you if you would like to apply for a credit card, we have to, we don't want to ask you all these questions and make you mad. But you also don't have to GET mad, we are only asking simple questions, attitude is not necessary whatsoever.

2. Closing

Closing a store sucks, especially clothing. We don't want to be there past 10 pm and clean up all the clothes on the ground and all the broken hangers and the food and drinks people dropped. We want to go home, to our families, get our homework done etc. The more of a mess, the longer we stay. Minors are lucky, as at the store I work at they have to leave at 9:30 pm, no later. So please, if you are a costumer and you drop a lot as you are shopping, please pick it up, or put it back on the racks if it was clothing.

3. Holidays

Most stores are closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc., and yet some are still open. On holidays everyone seems to be upset too, why are you mad at us? We didn't do anything? You chose to come to the store to shop on a holiday, we didn't really invite you in. You think we want to be there? We want to be home with our friends and families, not at a store with people yelling at us about a "price being wrong".

4. People thinking they know everything

Speaking of "prices being wrong" and going back to customers, WE DO NOT MAKE THE PRICES. Managers do that and if you believe that a price is wrong on an item, then you can bring it up with one of the managers. Don't tell us that you believe a price is wrong and get very upset with us, we only scan items and place them in a bag, If we continue to try to help you, and call for a price check, make sure you don't get mad AGAIN when the price comes back to be the same thing as it was before. We are all simply doing our job to get by.

5. Uncomfortable

Lots of places we are only allowed to stand, we cant sit down unless in the break room. You are either standing at the register for more than four hours at a time, or walking around the store cleaning. All in all, you get very tired, and your feet start to hurt really bad. There are mats, sometimes, but you still become very tired.

Those are my 5 reasons why retail sucks, some like it. I like my fellow employees, honestly. That is really it, No matter what you do, as a customer, try and be nice to the people who are working, they might not want to be there, helping you if you have an attitude.

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