Buzz·Posted on 22 Oct 201524 Secrets River Island Staff Will Never Tell You"Can we have a mop in the men's fitting rooms? Somebody's pissed on the floor."by Ben HenryBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. There is nothing worse than hearing your manager say you're going to be working on denim for an entire shift. Jeffrey Boensma / Via pinterest.com Sorting out dozens of different jeans into size order, only for a customer to come and bulldoze through them, is a heartbreaking and thankless task. 2. Working in the kids' section is the best and worst. Louise♡ @Louise_Stacey_ #riverisland do the cutest kids clothes 🙊👠🙊🙋 @riverisland #leatherjacket #mini 03:05 PM - 19 Mar 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite It can be quite relaxing, but it can be hell on earth when one child has dropped their McDonald's Coke everywhere and another has thrown every shoe they can find on the floor. 3. Everything ~has~ to be optioned and size ordered. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF WWE i.e. at least one size of everything needs to be on the shop floor, in order. 4. The word “standards” is probably the most frequently used word by every River Island manager. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The standard of the store is everything if you're in charge. 5. If we're serving you at the till, it's our job to compliment whatever item you're about to buy. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Capitol Even if we're lying through our teeth. 6. It's also part of our job to ask if you want a gift card. River Island Believe us, we don't actually want to ask you. 7. There's an actual way to fold clothes when putting them in the bag. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 20th Television 8. You're not allowed to keep the hanger. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com 9. We obviously have to wear River Island clothes, but hey, at least our uniform's free. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Sorry, Topshop. 10. Anybody who worked in River Island during 2013 secretly still hates Rihanna. Stuart Wilson / Getty When Rihanna released her clothing line, we had to play her album on loop. 11. Sometimes if you ask us to take something off the mannequin, we'll tell you we're not allowed even though we totally are. Via janefashionbook.wordpress.com Basically we cba. 12. Most customers want to return something on a Sunday. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via giphy.com The first two hours is usually customers bringing back something they probably wore out on the town the night before. 13. We're not meant to go in and pick up the clothes you leave in the changing room. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You've got to get your lazy ass in gear and go pick up your own shit. 14. Customers disappearing into cubicles together is pretty common. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The CW 15. We find all kinds of nasty stuff in the changing rooms: leftover fast food, spilled drinks, and even urine. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix It's not really that surprising; of course a changing room doubles as a bin or a toilet. 16. We have to be aware of current fashion trends and know the River Island mood boards off by heart. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Sometimes we can barely dress ourselves, so the struggle of trying to dress a customer is very real. 17. The words "up-sell" and "cross-sell" are burned into our brain, even after we've left. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Dreamworks / Via giphy.com 18. Going to the stockroom for a pair of shoes is actually a chance to sit down for five minutes. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF WE tv / Via giphy.com 19. We've all stabbed ourselves with a kimble gun. Kheat / Getty Images It doesn't get any less painful the more it happens. 20. Everybody loses their shit when the Lewises come to visit. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal ICYDK, the Lewises own River Island. 21. Some stores have an off-site warehouse and there is actually nothing worse than being asked to go and work there when they're short of staff. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount It's cold and it's miserable but everyone seems pretty cheery over there. And they get to listen to the radio, so that's a silver lining. 22. There is no shift during the Christmas period that is actually enjoyable to work. Sharon Harris @SharonBarrynews The River Island, Cardiff, sales queue. 08:37 AM - 26 Dec 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Literally fuck working any shift during the Christmas period. 23. It's every man for himself when there's a sale on. Old Market Hereford @OldMarketHere Shoes, handbags and clothes galore at the @riverisland and @OutfitFashionUK sale this week! #AW15 01:02 PM - 19 Oct 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 24. Although we get 25% discount, we do still shop in Topshop and Topman. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Logo TV Like BuzzFeed UK on Facebook.