Before you continue reading, I want you to know that this post *might* contain a bunch of employee stories and secrets that you've already read.
BuzzFeed has been publishing tales from employees for years, and everyone seems to love reading about them! Since the feedback has been so positive, we wanted to put a bunch of them all in one place for your reading convenience.
Here are 231 employee stories and secrets that I'm happy to be let in on:
1."I used to pierce people’s ears. My 'training' consisted of me shooting the piercing gun at a piece of paper with a dot on it once. I don’t even remember if I hit the dot. Then I was let loose to the public."
2."At the end of your shift or when you went on break, you had to turn your pockets inside out and lift up pant legs to prove you didn't have any merchandise on you when you left the store."
Read 19 more stories from Spencer's employees here.
3."Here’s for the lady today who hadn’t even paid me yet and said, 'I’m glad your coworkers are having such a great conversation, but they need to get started on my drink because I’m in a rush.'”
4."Customer: 'I just WANT a BLACK coffee no frappa dappa chino no unicorn dustchino.'
Me: 'Okay what siz-'
Customer: 'No rainbow fairy drink just old fashioned coffee.'
Me: 'That's great what size do yo-'
Customer: 'I'm probably the only black coffee drinker anymore.'"
Read 22 more stories from Victoria's Secret employees here.
9."On almost a biweekly basis, a 'secret shopper' would come in — someone undercover in the company pretending to be a regular customer — and grade you. If you missed two steps, it was an automatic termination. I saw several good waitresses, who got oversat (meaning they had too many tables at once) and weren’t able to follow the procedure in a timely manner on the table with the 'secret shopper,' and poof! They were gone."
10."One of the things that shocked me the most was that there are no assigned tables to servers. And almost every person that came in was a regular and had 'their girl' who they picked for their server."
11."The best time to order nuggets is at lunch time. Managers change the grease at night and chicken products get their own grease tray, so if the managers are about their business, the freshest nuggets are served at lunch."
12."There's actually an alarm that rings every hour that signals all workers to wash their hands. We had to wash our hands every single time we went to the lobby or to the cold chambers."
Read 18 more stories from Abercrombie and Fitch employees here.
20."The stockroom was just a giant pile of clothes that got chucked into the back room. Literal piles of clothes stacked 20 feet high in a room probably 15x30 feet. It looked like a landfill of clothes. I only worked there a month because I couldn’t take it anymore."
21."A woman and her daughter were shopping in my section, and the mother came up to me and said, 'This store should be divided into two sections, slut and non-slut.' Her daughter seemed embarrassed, and I don't think I even responded. I was so shocked."