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Posted on Jun 25, 2014

25 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning When You’re A Retail Worker

Returns...

1. Holidays

2. Sensors

3. Teens

4. Standards

5. Shrink

6. Returns

Via redd.it

What it usually means: A chance to return goods you're unsatisfied with.

What it means for retail workers: A chance to get yelled at by customers when you tell them that you cannot return or exchange the merchandise they destroyed.

7. Dressing Rooms

Are you fcking kidding me. Like seriously, this is not okay. #retailprobs

Monique M.@MoniqueMendoza7

Are you fcking kidding me. Like seriously, this is not okay. #retailprobs

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What it usually means: The private space where customers can try on anything their heart desires.

What it means for retail workers: The frightening hellhole where any excess amount of filth, dirt, and if you're lucky, urine will be left at your expense.

8. Customers

9. Meals

10. Displays

11. Taglines

12. Sales

What it usually means: A discount on normal priced items.

What it means for retail workers: Explaining to customers the math behind 50% of $100.

13. Hangers

14. Black Friday

15. Salary

16. Shipment

Via redd.it

What it usually means: Sending goods through the mail so another party can enjoy them.

What it means for retail workers: Moving, scanning, cutting, emptying, and folding endless boxes of merchandise until you've completely lost track of how many hours you've lost.

17. Marketing

Via reddit.com

What it usually means: Presenting, communicating, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers.

What it means for retail workers: You have the exciting opportunity to read these signs to customers because they cannot do so themselves.

18. Downtime

19. Rushes

NBC

What it usually means: To move quickly and with urgency.

What it means for retail workers: The time where customers flood your store and put the "fast-paced environment" in retail.

20. Complaints

21. Prices

AMC

What it usually means: The amount of money expected, required, and used for payment.

What it means for retail workers: Being scolded because you do not have the power to lower them.

22. Employee discounts

23. Walkie-talkies

24. Going out

25. Closing

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