As/Is·Posted on 15 Nov 201829 Things Every Cotton On Employee Has Experienced At Least OnceNothing will ever beat that sweet staff discount.by Isha BassiJunior Staff Writer, AustraliaFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. You would constantly use the staff discount to supplement your growing wardrobe. BuzzFeed That 50% discount was a God send. 🙏🏽 2. And you'd spend your break trying on all the latest clothes. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Comedy Central The store basically turned into your own fashion show. 3. The stress of having 15 minutes to calculate the day's budget, count the tills and tidy up any mess during opening shifts haunts you. @amy_lennox / Via instagram.com And don't get me started on those customers who would tap on the door if you weren't open on time. 4. Plus if your shift lasted until the end of the day, that meant having to vacuum the entire store. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 20th Century Fox This was 10 times worse if the store floor was carpeted. 5. Dealing with rude, annoying customers was always the worst. BuzzFeed CONTROL YOUR CHILDREN, PLEASE!!!!! 6. Especially the ones you caught trying to shoplift a bunch of clothes. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC School kids were the most suspicious tbh. They always look so shifty carrying those massive backpacks. 7. Or the ones who came in last minute on a Thursday night and destroyed all the piles you had just tidied. BuzzFeed CAN YOU NOT???!!!! 8. When your area manager was visiting, you had to be on your best behaviour. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Nickelodeon *Tries to do a million things at once while trying not to scream at any customers.* 9. Which meant greeting every single customer... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF gif-007.tumblr.com / Dreamworks ...even if you knew they were going to reply with, "JUST LOOKING!" 10. And if you were by yourself, trying to unpack stock, work the tills and manage customers all at the same time. BuzzFeed It was honestly so stressful. 11. You would use your best retail voice when trying to sell charity items. @the_eco_diaries / Via instagram.com, @qldlovestypo / Via instagram.com Would you like to add a $2 bottle of water to your purchase to help support children in Uganda? 12. And became fiercely protective of the brand whenever someone tried to bad mouth it. DHX Media / BuzzFeed Seriously, buying a single tote bag helps provide THREE exercise books for school kids. How good is that?! 13. Even when the store was busy, you still found time to gossip with your co-worker. me.me And it was usually just bitching about THAT customer, you know. 14. Or if it was a slow day, you would just endlessly refold the t-shirt or undies piles. @cottononkidshornsby / Via instagram.com, BuzzFeed They looked good for about two minutes until a customer came and ruined them. 15. You never had a clue what sort of music was playing in the store, which made it kind of awkward when customers asked about particular songs. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney It's a playlist that we have no control over. Please stop asking. 16. You were excited AF when you were finally trained to close the store. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF VH1 Especially since you get paid a little extra! 17. That is until your tills didn't add up, even after you double checked them with the system a million times. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Nickelodeon 18. If you worked at the Body store, you slowly learned how to tell someone's bra size on sight. BuzzFeed, @pixszn / Via Twitter: @pixszn 19. And you somehow managed to accidentally open up an occupied change room on more than one occasion. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF TV One I'm still embarrassed by the number of times I did this. 20. Even though it was smelly work, you often volunteered to go on a bin run to escape the madness of the store. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX The bins were usually located on the basement level of a shopping centre and it smelled SO bad down there. 21. Ditto having to check for an item in the back whenever a customer asked. me.me 22. Having to remember all the different promotions during a sale was slightly stressful. BuzzFeed Customer: Are these undies included in the 5 for $35 or are they part of the 3 for $10?Me: UhhHHH, let me check with my manager. 23. You hated when customers only bought a $2 water bottle because it ruined your average sale amount. @lovelysuncompany / Via instagram.com 24. In December, all the Christmas casuals would start and you would desperately try to remember all their names. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros Most of the time you ended up just saying "hey....you!" 25. And as it got closer to Christmas, you never wanted to listen to the work holiday playlist again. @erinskoog / Via Twitter: @erinskoog Please, no more Mariah Carey or Michael Bublé. I beg of you. 26. Working during the sales period would start off fine, but by the end of your shift it would turn into a train wreck. @thecottononcloset / Via instagram.com Moody customers, clothes pulled off hangers and an endless amount of returns with no receipts. Great. 27. And sometimes it would get so busy, you would forget to do the banking on time and freak out. BuzzFeed 28. Even worse was being called up for an extra shift and then having it cancelled just as you arrived. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount And chances are you didn't even want the shift in the first place. 😭 29. But at the end of the day, you worked with a great bunch of people and wouldn't trade your job for anything. @hornsby_cottonon / Via instagram.com Getty Images / BuzzFeed It's As/Is week at BuzzFeed Oz! We're focusing on Aussie style and beauty posts for a whole week, click here to check out more.