19 Reasons Retail Workers Hate the Holidays
I have not worked retail during Christmas is almost six years, but I still get a chill down my spine at the sound of a code being called over a loudspeaker. I wear my wounds proudly.
Photo by By Xnatedawgx Sights like this greet retail workers every night during the holidays.
As the holidays roar on, so does the continued suffering of retail workers. It is a shock that Black Friday sales started not Friday, not Thursday night, but noon on Thanksgiving Day. The idea that a large portion of the American population had to forgo their turkey legs and drive to work where they would be faced with the mother of all shopping frenzies is beyond crazy. Do that many people need early access to a $100 wall-sized flat screen? Just this past week, Kohl's announced they would be open 24 hours a day starting December 20 until Christmas Eve. What?!
Maybe some of us don't remember what it was like to work a retail job or some never have had the privilege, but it is hard work, especially during the holidays. Let me share with you some of the reasons why retail workers hate the holidays.
Customers yelling at the glass or banging on the door to get you to open early
Gift wrapping - so many paper cuts
Closing the store at 1 a.m. and opening it the next morning at 8 a.m.
Customers on cell phones at the register