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19 Ways You Can Tell That You've Worked In Retail Too Long

The promise of working in a fun and fast-paced environment! Working alongside great individuals! Being able to offer great customer service! Ahhhh, the joys of working in retail...however, the thrill wears out pretty quickly. Here are 19 ways you can tell that you've worked in retail too long.

1. Your fake smiles when greeting customers become more and more fake as time goes by

2. You become increasingly aware that your customers are idiots because you are the only one who knows how to read and interpret sale signs

3. The word "inventory" sends you into a frenzy of fear

4. A credit card? What are those and why do I need to sign people up for them?

5. You have absolutely no filter left for customer rudeness, but you've been there for so long, why rock the boat?

6. Speaking of rudness, when customers come to you complaining about another employee's attitude, you fake sympathy because more than likely you deserved it

7. You've mastered the art of agreeing with customer choices in merchandise, no matter how hideous it is, because it keeps you in a job

8. One of the highlights of your day is when a customer brings you an expired coupon thinking they can still use it...

9. ...or when a customer forgets their coupon at home and asks, "Do you have any extra back there?"

10. You become increasingly possessive over the section of your store you just finished putting back together and give everyone the evil eye when they venture close to it

11. You start to feel your brain melt waiting for a customer who has spent the better part of their day shopping decide at the cash register what it is exactly they want to buy

12. Quarterly weekend morning meetings are a complete waste of your time just to hear the same information you were told last quarter

13. You know your store's return policy like the back of your hand, so it's amusing when your customer tries to prove to you how wrong you are about it

14. When customers try and haggle with you to get more off a sale, the only thing you can do is walk away

15. You're on your break; a customer even asking you a question is off limits

16. The words, "I'm calling customer service!" no longer phases you

17. Covering someone else's shift is the most ridiculous thing you've ever heard, especially on your day off

18. When you think about it, there are only 2 good things about your job when you're on duty - First, the discount...

19. And second, clocking out