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What's The Most Annoying Misconception About Retail Workers?

The unsung heroes of the world.

Retail workers are the quiet heroes of our modern commercial world.

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Always helping us find what we need and get on our merry way.

Yet for all their hard work, these underpaid heroes are seriously misunderstood.

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And they're also the subject of some pretty mean stereotypes.


Some people assume you're unintelligent or simpleminded because you work a pink-collar job.

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Maybe you actually like working with people in the store. Or maybe you're working retail to get yourself through school.

Other people think your sole responsibility is to straighten things up after customers tear through the store.

I work retail, I fix a table of clothes that was a mess, I leave it alone for 2 minutes, I come back, and...

You are not their parent.

Worst of all, there are people who actually believe that the customer — and not the seasoned employee — is always right.


Really? REALLY?!

We want to know what misconception about retail workers annoys you to no end.


Tell us in the comments below, and you might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!


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