7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Work In Fast-Fashion Stores
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7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Work In Fast-Fashion Stores

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7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Work In Fast-Fashion Stores
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It’s a well-known fact that working in retail is the farthest thing from a walk in the park. Of course, there are some stores that aren't complete nightmares, but I'm sorry ladies, the popular fast-fashion store I worked at was the worst.

Yes, I know, fast-fashion clothes are always trendy, and for the price, they aren't too bad! But try being behind the cash register, and you'll see that it is a completely different world. I worked in a fast-fashion retailer for two years. Two. Years. I've seen it all. From rude customers to odd liquids on clothes that someone decided to try and hide in the fitting room (yes, it actually happens), here are just a few reasons why you shouldn't work retail:

1. The customers are actually terrible.


2. You will always find the clothes you just picked up back on the floor the second you turn around.

Seriously??? Can you guys look at clothes like a normal and calm human being??

3. You will get asked ridiculous questions.

No, just because the price tag fell off doesn't mean it's free!! Stop asking!

4. You will always leave later than your scheduled shift.

Don't even try asking to leave early either. Oh, and I can guarantee that your section of the store will not be done by closing time.

5. The fitting rooms are honestly terrifying.

But hey, it's always a surprise when you walk in there. One second there's a Mount Everest sized pile of clothes, the next second there's a child smearing their sticky fingers all over the mirrors.


6. There are always people trying to steal.

They're usually mean about it too. But also do you really have to steal those $1.90 camis?

7. The sale section.

Or should I say the Bermuda Triangle?

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