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27 Struggles Every Retail Worker Understands

Oh, good, INVENTORY AGAIN.

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1. Standing on your feet for eight-hour shifts until the heels of every last pair of shoes you own is ruined.

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2. Getting to be the parent of dozens of adults, who apparently lose the ability to hang and fold clothes once inside a mall.

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3. (Seriously, HAVE YOU PEOPLE NEVER USED HOOKS?)

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4. The double-edged sword of an employee discount.

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5. "OK just wait a sec—" "No, just—" "It's not ready quite—" "OK try now."

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6. If you weren't anal-retentive about organization before, you are now!

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7. HOW CAN IT BE TIME FOR INVENTORY AGAIN?!

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8. Hovering around the jean wall, supervising any customer who dares take a mid-pile pair off the shelf.

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9. Wishing that, just once, you could scream "WE ARE ABOUT TO CLOSE."

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10. Having to get something from the back, by yourself, and getting literally terrified every time.

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It's too weird back here!!!! All these body parts and boxes!!!

11. Cool, random spills you find in the aisles!!! Thanks for letting us know!

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12. Taking off sensors sure is easy and not at all dangerous!!!

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13. Making the most of your 10–15-minute break.

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14. Accumulating a lifetime supply of name tags because you forgot yours. Again.

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15. Finding these on your body/clothes/hair days after your last shift.

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16. Obsessing over "conversion."

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17. Looking for your name on the compliment card board.

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18. The mind-numbing boredom of a slow day.

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19. Finding tell-tale signs of a shoplifter.

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20. Receiving a box marked like this. In May.

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21. People handing you cash from all sorts of ungodly places.

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22. Being asked if you mind if they use up some of their change.

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23. Hating small children like you've never hated anything before in your life.

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24. Seeing all this and reflexively calling it "product."

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25. Dressing heavy, lifeless, unflexible mannequins.

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26. Going into a fitting room and finding this.

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27. The singular, unparalleled good feeling of getting to go home and SIT DOWN.

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