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21 Little Things That Ruin Every Retail Worker's Day

"When you clock in at 9, work for 7 hours & then realise it’s only 9:30."

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1. When a customer touches a section you've just finished tidying and you have to do it all over again.

I just folded SEVEN of those jumpers, and now they're RUINED. Thanks a fucking lot, Janice.
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I just folded SEVEN of those jumpers, and now they're RUINED. Thanks a fucking lot, Janice.

2. Whenever anyone makes this joke:

A joke you've heard a million times.
Twitter: @jessgennusoxo

A joke you've heard a million times.

3. When someone cheekily leaves their own rubbish for you to clean up.

4. Being forced to check in the back for an item you know doesn't exist.

5. And having to put on a fake, polite smile when a customer is shouting at you.

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For something that's most likely not your fault.

6. Working in retail around any particularly busy period.

7. And having your schedule look like this because of it.

Goodbye, freedom. See you in a month.
Twitter: @seanconnors421

Goodbye, freedom. See you in a month.

8. When a customer tells you how nice the weather is outside while you're stuck indoors.

"Ah, that sounds lovely. If only my shift didn't end at 8pm tonight."
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"Ah, that sounds lovely. If only my shift didn't end at 8pm tonight."

9. When it's your turn to mop the shop floor.

Cash me wanting to die working in retail on a Sunday cleaning filthy floors how bow dah

No amount of mopping will ever make it look clean.

10. Being given the early shift and spending the entire day at work as a sleep-deprived zombie.

Sure, you get to leave early, but you also only get three hours of sleep.
Twitter: @RebekkaHayes

Sure, you get to leave early, but you also only get three hours of sleep.

11. Being asked for help at the *very moment* you're about to pack up and go home.

12. And having to ignore the cries of your colleagues because if you don't, you'll inevitably get stuck working for an extra hour.

lol peace out bitches.
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lol peace out bitches.

13. When you're only an hour into your shift and your patience level is refusing to cooperate.

You know it's gonna be a long day.

14. When someone asks you for something that's right in front of their face.

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15. Spotting a rogue hanger that's facing the wrong way.

Especially when you just finished organising them.
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Especially when you just finished organising them.

16. Working the sales and finding the shop floor a state every time you turn your back.

All it takes is a minute.
Twitter: @greenyoshilover

All it takes is a minute.

17. Being faced with a sudden queue at the till when you're the only one serving.

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18. Being handed clothes inside out after they've been tried on.

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19. Looking at the clock during a shift and feeling as though time is actually going backwards.

"I don't remember a time when I wasn't working."
Twitter: @charles270

"I don't remember a time when I wasn't working."

20. Having customers take the absolute piss out of the returns policy.

21. And having this happen, every single shift, without fail.