Lying in bed, I’ve just found myself thinking back to my days in retail. I now work in IT which is a walk in the park compared to retail, I really feel for people who have to do that for a living. I was trying to remember some of my worst memories of working in shops. Excuse the interchanging terms..tired
Working every Saturday night and not getting home until 12:45am or later. When you have a closing time, people tend to rush to get there before you close and so at that time a lot of drunk people come in and take their time leaving. Or old women with small coins.
Asking for ID when not being 18 yourself. I caught a lot of shit in school because I never sold to underagers. It was even worse when they’d go to my gutless work colleague, get sold it and rub it in my face. You want to repel young Irish girls, refuse them alcohol, all of them will hate you. Cunts 🙂
Working at 07:00am on a Sunday morning, radio playing a playlist through the night which would be on the same song every week when you get in. Sophie Ellis Bextor Murder on the Dance Floor ughhh..chills! Then usually met by drunks looking for drink or ciggarettes.
Charging for a plastic bag because its the law and people reacting as though you came up with it
The wonderful night I was moping the floor bent over to pick up a tea towel and see muddy boots slide over the floor and see 2 assholes I went to school with purposely muddying the floor I just washed.
Cleaning the public toilets. Especially when the fucking toilet is blocked
Being threatened with violence by irate customers over anything from asking for the 80 cents they went over the 10 of diesel they tried to put in their car to someone wanting to return something that wasn’t actually broken
Cashing Cheques. Why not just have a zero tolerance policy. Don’t cash any cheques otherwise you are open to getting fucked.
My manager calling me and the other staff “retards”
The knowledge you’d be fucked out of it for making a mistake or your till being down but nothing will be said when you do a good job. You’ll get your minimum wage and envy those on social welfare
Being asked to work at short notice and being given out to for not having your uniform.
People who don’t say hi or hello or thanks and please. Just Give me or I want, which os a lot of people in Ireland. Also people who don’t at least make eye contact at the end of the transaction to say thanks
The fun morning some guy asked for a car wash with the power wash, I got out and he had a fuckin Caravan.
A woman coming in and buying a 40 foot trampoline and getting me to put it into her convertible before saying to take it back out, her husband is near by and he drives a truck.
Dealing with most women aged 27-65. As Steve says Thundercunts. If there’s a way they can put you out, they will.
Managers telling you to only take back valid returns meaning you stand your ground. When the customer asks to speak to the manager he just returns it
I fucking hate retail!!