16 Things That’ll Piss You Off If You’ve Ever Worked Retail

16 Things That’ll Piss You Off If You’ve Ever Worked Retail

1.

When customers can’t seem to understand that you will never give away stock for free.

2.

And when they act like prices are negotiable.

Why people come in a high end retail store and try to barter with the sales associates is BEYOND me. Like, lady! I don’t make these prices! This ain’t no yard sale! #retailstruggles

Why people come in a high end retail store and try to barter with the sales associates is BEYOND me. Like, lady! I don’t make these prices! This ain’t no yard sale! #retailstruggles

3.

When they ask for the manager, as if they’re going to get a different answer.

4.

When customers feel the need to touch everything in the store.

#dearcustomer If you’re not gonna buy anything then REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING EVERYTHING YOU SEE! Unfolding all the clothes to see your size doesn’t help anyone and makes me want to drop our 300 year old register on your head
#retailstruggles #retailproblems

#dearcustomer If you’re not gonna buy anything then REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING EVERYTHING YOU SEE! Unfolding all the clothes to see your size doesn’t help anyone and makes me want to drop our 300 year old register on your head
#retailstruggles #retailproblems

5.

And when they don’t realize they are creating 10 times more work for you.

This is why I dislike people. Just stocked and straightened this on Monday 🤬#retailprobs

This is why I dislike people. Just stocked and straightened this on Monday 🤬#retailprobs

6.

When customers think that they can scare you by calling corporate.

7.

When customers treat you like their own personal assistant.

If a customer yells “hey!” at me from across the entire store and motions me over with their finger, I pretend I didn’t hear them.. because where the F*CK are your manners holy crap I am not your servant. #retailprobs

If a customer yells “hey!” at me from across the entire store and motions me over with their finger, I pretend I didn’t hear them.. because where the F*CK are your manners holy crap I am not your servant. #retailprobs

8.

When customers want you to provide answers for things that are out of your control.

👺

👺”will you have these in a few weeks?”

💁🏻🔮 let me check my fucking crystal ball!

#retailproblems #idiotcustomers

9.

When you can no longer hear an Ed Sheeran song without wanting to scream.

10.

When people think you are purposefully hiding everything in the back.

11.

When people clearly do not understand how service jobs work.

Everyone who works in customer service should legally be allowed to fight one customer a year.

Everyone who works in customer service should legally be allowed to fight one customer a year.

12.

When customers tell you their life stories while you’re just trying to do you job.

Working in retail was wild, people just tell you things about their personal life and you just stand there... Not knowin' how to respond to “I'm going to a funeral” or “I’m getting a divorce” like that sucks… $13.48 is your total.

Working in retail was wild, people just tell you things about their personal life and you just stand there… Not knowin’ how to respond to “I’m going to a funeral” or “I’m getting a divorce” like that sucks… $13.48 is your total.

13.

When they have absolutely no understanding of how closing works.

14.

Every time a customer says this and thinks they’re being witty and unique.

15.

When they are under the impression that they don’t have to treat you with any respect.

I’d like you all to be aware that I called a 70 year old customer “good boy” after he called me a good girl in work and the look on his face was truly worth getting patronised in the first place

I’d like you all to be aware that I called a 70 year old customer “good boy” after he called me a good girl in work and the look on his face was truly worth getting patronised in the first place

16.

And finally, when customers come between you and your work BFF.


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