14 Memes That Accurately Describe Working In Retail

14 Memes That Accurately Describe Working In Retail

Aka, A MAJOR headache

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Working retail can be a MAJOR headache. There are so many different things that make it a living nightmare. Most of the time, you just have to bite your tongue and make the customer happy. Afterall, the customer is always right...

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75 Of The Most Iconic Vine Quotes

"I smell like beef"

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Vine may be dead but vine references live on. I still watch vine threads AT LEAST twice a day. Here are 75 of the most quotable vines:

1. "Ooooooo, he needs some milk"

2. "Hi welcome to Chili's"

3. "It is Wednesday my dudes"

4. "Country boy, I love you ahhhwweelhwh"

5. "Escalera oooooooaaaa"

6. "F**k ya chicken strips"

7. "Barbecue sauce on my titties"

8. "Gimme your F**KING money"

9. "That was legitness"

10. "Ms. Keisha, MS. KEISHA! Oh my f**king god she f**king dead"

11. "Fre sha vocado"

12. "Staaaahp I coulda dropped my croissant"

13. "That's my OPINION"

14. "You're not my dad, ugly ass f**king noodle head"

15. "What the f**k Richard"

16. "This bitch empty, YEET"

17. "Road work ahead? Yeah, I sure hope it does"

18. "What up I'm Jared I'm 19 and I never f**king learned how to read"

19. "Um I'm never been to oovoo javer"

20. "My god they were roommates"

21. "Why are you running, why are you running"

22. "Whoever threw that paper, your mom's a hoe"

23. "I can't swim"

24. "Lebron James"

25. "It's an avocado, thanksssss"

26. "Mother trucker dude that hurt like a butt cheek on a stick"

27. "Watch your profanity"

28. "I love you bitch, I ain't never gonna stop loving you, biiiiiitch"

29. "What are thoooooose"

30. "I smell like beef"

31. "You better stop"

32. "What the F**K IS UP KYLE"

33. "Come get y'all juice"

34. "Two bros, chilling in a hot tub, 5 feet apart cause they're not gay"

35. "So you just gonna bring me a birthday gift on my birthday to my birthday party on my birthday with a birthday gift."

36. "I wanna be a cowboy baby"

37. "Why you always lying"

38. "Nice Ron" "I sneezed, oh what am I not allowed to sneeze"

39. "I'm washing me and my clothes"

40. "Honey, you've got a big storm coming"

41. "XOXO, gossip girl"

42. "Shoutout to all the pear"

43. "A potato flew around my room before you came"

44. "Chipotle is my life"

45. "Look at all those chickens"

46. "YOU BETTER STOP"

47. "I like turtles"

48. "It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life, watermelon, INSIDE A WATERMELON"

49. "Deez nuts, HA GOT EM"

50. "F**k you I don't want no ravioli"

51. "21"

52. "I'm in my mum's car, broom broom"

53. "Iridocyclitis"

54. "You know what, I'm about to say it"

55. "That is NOT correct"

56. "Uh I'm not finished" "Oh my god can you let me do what I need to do"

57. "I have osteoporosis"

58. "ADAM"

59. "Merry Chrysler"

60. "Wait a minute, who ARE you"

61. "Try me bitch"

62. "When will you learn, THAT YOUR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES"

63. "I didn't get no sleep cause of y'all, y'all not gone get no sleep cause of me"

64. "Do you want to go see Uncle Cracker or no"

65. "So no head?"

66. "You got eczema"

67. "I am shooketh"

68. "Hey my name is Trey I have a basketball game tomorrow"

69. "Can I PLEASE get a waffle"

70. "There is only one thing worse than a rapist" "A child"

71. "Ah f**k, I can't believe you've done this"

72. "Bitch I hope the f**k you do"

73. "Two shots of vodka"

74. "F**k off Janet, I'm not going to your f**king baby shower"

75. "JEEEEEZ, Jesus Christ"

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10 Things Being A Retail Manager Has Taught Me

Being a manager is always hard, but being a manager in retail is a league of its own.

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Working in retail has really changed me and how I think about life. It is true that I am an optimist and an idealist to a fault, but those traits are overshadowed by the way I now react because of my experience working as a retail manager. I have been at my current job for a year now, and I have been the acting manager for six months.

Being a manager comes with a lot of responsibility. When you work under someone else, you can look out for yourself. But when you have people working for you, you have a duty towards nurturing them and their talents. I see myself as a natural leader, but I really had to come into my own when I first got promoted to the position. I didn't have any aspirations toward becoming a manager. I was offered it and so I accepted it.

Looking back, I really should have thought about the decision more. I said "yes" without weighing my options. Do the pros outweigh the cons?

Just like the food industry, retail workers deserve more credit than they are given for what they do and have to deal with on a daily basis. The higher up you go in the chain, the easier it becomes to be and feel overburdened by everything.

It has been six months and though I've grown, I still have a long way to go. I know being manager has taught me a lot:

1. People show their true selves when they don't get what they want

We want what we want, but we won't always get it. Some people cannot accept this as the truth in their reality and so they fight you. You can tell a lot about a person by how they react to not getting their way. When people don't get what they want, they will be their most real.

2. It's okay to walk away from a difficult person

When someone is intentionally difficult before you even begin interacting, it is okay to breathe and take a moment to process what just happened. Sometimes the best option is to walk away from the source of stress. Other times, it's okay to keep moving on around it because time is moving on, despite how you feel. If you can, you should step away from a difficult person. Maintain a semblance of sanity.

3. Keep work at work

Don't bring work home with you. Being on the clock means being the most productive you can be at the job. Once you clock out, you don't have to take on any other work-related problems. It is your problem when you are in charge, but after that, it's only your problem if you allow it to be. Have separate mindsets between your business and personal lives.

4. Being respectful doesn't mean allowing others to walk all over you

Everyone is allowed to have their own opinions. Opinions are not facts. You are not what they make of you. You don't have to bend to their whims. It is your job, they don't work there.

5. The customer is *not* always right

Allow customers to argue, but don't let any of them get away with imposing their way onto you. They want things and will behave in a manner that might get them what they want. Words are words. They only take on meaning when put together in a way that makes sense to others. Don't let a customer push their version of being right onto you.

6. You can argue with a customer 

Arguing is not a shouting match. It is an exchange of views about a specific stance surrounding an issue. Persuasion can happen in either direction. Arguing is not bad. It can help with getting a better understanding of how people think.

7. You don't owe anyone a service

Do not give in to impossible demands. Just because you offer services, doesn't mean you are obligated to provide certain people those services. Customers choose the store. They are not forced into that choice.

8. Honesty, especially when harsh, is exactly what employees need from their boss

When the circumstances allow it, be as honest as possible with your employees. They will appreciate you telling them what's wrong.

9. Establish clear boundaries with employees from the start

I made the mistake of being too nice and thinking my co-workers are my friends. I let my personal and business lives overlap. I gave them everything and they took advantage of my kindness. Being a good boss requires treating everyone the same by holding everyone to the same standard, starting from day one.

10. Being selfish is the key to winning and surviving every day

You have to preserve yourself: your mental health, your physical health, your energy, your time, etc. Think of you as the most important person. If you are not 100%, how will your team perform?

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