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    24 Times David Rose Was The Patron Saint Of Retail Workers

    No one conveys exasperation and existential dread quite like our favorite apothecary owner.

    1. When you've spent your day babysitting customers who refuse to follow the mask policy and you've had it.

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    Usually more than thrice...

    2. When someone actually says yes after you’ve given the mandatory credit card spiel for the 9000th time that day.

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    Wait, what?

    3. When you repeatedly fail at making plans with your work BFF because, inevitably, one of you has to work.

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    And it usually just turns out as a Netflix night-in together.

    4. When you work in a specialty store or department and a client asks you, “Do you know anything about...”

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    Me? No, I just wandered in off the street.

    5. When a group of people decide to just hang out by the entrance, tripping the counter over and over, obliterating your conversion.

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    Very excited to get yelled at about this later.

    6. When a client comes in and doesn’t buy anything, but demands to know if you have any free gifts.

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    Ooo, sorry. Just ran out.

    7. When a customer doesn’t get their way and demands to speak to a manager, but you ARE the manager.

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    NOT TODAY, BRENDA.

    8. When you're in your thirties, but all your coworkers are a decade younger than you.

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    Who wants to earn their 'Assisting the Elderly' badge?

    9. When a customer has spent the last 20 minutes treating you like human garbage, but you have to be nice because your rent isn't going to pay itself.

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    My customer service voice is never my actual voice.

    10. When someone from corporate, who has clearly never worked at the store level, sends out a new initiative that is wildly unrealistic and out of touch.

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    Let's set high (but realistic) goals here, people!

    11. When your supervisor tells you to smile, uncross your arms, and “open yourself up to your client."

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    Oof, not my aesthetic, but thanks anyways.

    12. When your family and friends get mad at you for missing events and complain about your schedule like you're not the one working all those evenings, weekends, and holidays.

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    Gotta chase that bag!

    13. When mid-October hits and people start gushing about how magical the holidays are.

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    Nooooooo no no no no no no no no.

    14. When you get really absorbed in a menial task because honestly, you've had just about enough of the general public for the day.

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    Let me organize these straws in peace!

    15. When your scheduling manager has you closing all week and it's starting to affect your sanity.

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    I'll just sleep in my car to save time.

    16. When you get all warm and fuzzy about your work spouse.

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    Love you!

    17. When you have a commission-based gig and you have to *cheerfully* guard your sale from that co-worker who is always trying to poach your clients.

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    It's a dog-eat-dog world out there!

    18. That rare occasion when you get to witness your manager throw customer service to the wind and put a ridiculous client in their place.

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    *Slow clap*

    19. When you get that know-it-all client who tries to explain your job to you.

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    That was super helpful so thanks, Janice.

    20. When your boss gives you the "opportunity" to pick up extra hours on your day off, because someone else didn't show up.

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    Thanks, but no, thanks.

    21. When your diet consists of food court trash and break room snacks, because your weird schedule means you haven't been to the grocery store for actual food in weeks.

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    You've definitely had Taco Bell for a week straight before.

    22. That feeling you get when you're lying in bed before a Saturday shift in the summer, and you just know it's going to be bonkers.

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    Couldn't be less excited.

    23. When your friends tell you to meet them for drinks after work, but you don't get off until 10 p.m.

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    Like Cinderella, I'm home by midnight.

    24. And just when you think you've had enough, that sweet, sweet employee discount keeps you coming back for more.

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    They always know how to keep me coming back.

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