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How Many Of These Retail Worker Struggles Can You Relate To?

"Can you check in the back, please?"

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    You've walked in on a customer in the fitting room.
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    You've spent hours tidying a section only to turn around and have it messed up by a customer within five minutes.
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    You've had customers refer to you by name.
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    You know all the words to radio songs you hate.
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    You've dreamt about stocking deliveries, tidying shelves, etc.
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    A customer has blamed you for a price increase.
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    A customer has asked to speak to your manager, only for the manager to repeat exactly what you told them.
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    You've had customers bend over the counter to look at your screen.
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    You've seen customers take down a whole display to get the product at the back, when there are five of the same product in front.
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    You've had customers come in five minutes before closing.
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    A customer has handed you sweaty coins.
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    Customers have paid for a $100+ purchase with only coins.
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    You've forgotten what a weekend is.
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    Customers have asked you to check the price of an item with a price tag on it.
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    You've heard customers say, "The weather sure is nice, huh? Not that you'd know."
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    A customer has yelled at you about something beyond your control.
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    You've politely said good morning to a customer and been told exactly why it ISN'T a good morning.
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    A customer has wrongly accused you of short-changing them.
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    You've had a customer ask if they can take a cart home if they promise to bring it back.
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    You've felt the humiliation of a customer ignoring you when you say hello.
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    You've perfected a fake laugh for when customers tell you jokes.
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    You've perfected pretending to care when a customer tells you about their personal life.
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    You've had to uncomfortably make small talk with children.
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    You've had to clean up vomit.
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    A customer has yelled at you for not having a bathroom in the store.
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    You've had to count the same products so many times for inventory it's all you can see when you close your eyes.
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    You've had to work in outrageous heat with a broken AC.
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    Your shifts always "coincidentally" end just as your closest friends' shifts begin.
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    Customers have assumed it is your responsibility to take care of their children as soon as they enter the store.
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    You've done extra long shifts without a break, laws be damned.
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    A customer who has been nasty and degrading has turned sweet as soon as a manager arrived.
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    You tell a customer you don't have a product. They insist you look in the back even after you tell them you don't "have a back".
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    A customer has tried to go behind the register to look for an item.

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