20 Reasons Working Retail In The Summer Is The Worst
This is going to be the best summer ever! Except it won't be, because you'll be indoors all day.
Summer nights are great...for staying at your store folding clothing.
It's 85 degrees out and a perfect summer day — time to hit the beach!! Except for you.
Every time it's a federal holiday, most of your friends go away while you get to deal with crazy sales.
Your 20% discount is useless because why would you buy summer clothing you can't appreciate?
It's really hot outside but you have to dress like it's below 40 degrees because your store is that cold.
Everyone has a nice summer tan, but you look like you haven't seen the sun in over a year.
You spend most of your paycheck on eating out for lunch just to try and get rid of your paleness.
Your floor manager is your best friend and worst enemy since they control your schedule.
Your friends keep asking you to day drink but that phrase has lost all meaning to you.
While some like to sleep in on the weekends, you get to wake up at 9 a.m. for an early shift to do inventory.
"Happy hour" means getting out before midnight on a weekday.
Most of your friends complain about being SO BORED at home, while you'd give anything to be bored for one second.
Your Instagram is full of other people going on vacation with their family, while you can't remember the last time you were home for dinner.
Oh there's a new video game? Have fun playing it for five minutes during your lunch break.
Free concerts? For you mean listening to the store's summer playlist on repeat for the next three months.
Some of your friends have planned a road trip but the only road you'll be seeing is your commute to your job every day.
"Water fights" means someone's clogged up the toilet again.
If you want to go camping or do any kind of outdoor activity, you have to make sure it's planned at least a month in advance so you can request time off.
The only time you catch anything you want to watch on Netflix is during the bleak ten minutes when you first get home work.
While your friends are enjoy the sweet smell of freedom and sea salt at the beach, you're stuck inhaling the cologne from Hollister.
But even though you'll be spending your summer indoors, you'll be making money to enjoy someday!
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