19 Reasons Retail Workers Hate the Holidays
This is what these Wal-Mart workers' Thanksgiving looked like.
Parking in the employee area so far from the building you arrive 30 minutes early for the walk
Having to go back to the mall for your own gift shopping and hating every moment
Hearing the same holiday music over and over again
Being held personally responsible when things sell out
You miss every great holiday party because of work
Clock out time is 10 p.m., but you don't go home until 1 a.m. because of late shoppers coming it to "just look"
Customers trash the store. You dream of strangling them with the sweater they just threw on the floor.
No breaks, except to pee or scarf down food-like substances
Meals either come from the food court or the tray of cookies in the break room
Shoplifters - this is their high season
It doesn't matter what you say - Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa - everything is offensive to someone
People have no appreciation for you because "you chose to work here"
If you want to ease the pain of retail works, just bear in mind these three things:
Thank you goes a long way.
The golden rule never hurt anyone.
Patience is indeed a virtue.