13 Harsh Realities Of The Retail World

No wonder we'd all rather be shopping online.

Customer service jobs are a rite of passage for many of us and a career for others. So there aren't too many of us who haven't witnessed the ridiculous policies, customers, and other dumb realities of retail. Once you've worked a job like this, most of these pictures will hit very close to home.

1. The management is keeping a very, very close eye on you

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Um, I think you're supposed to at least specify what "other" means. What else could you even do to a person? Bathroom cams? Waterboard them?

2. You'll have to defend dumb promotions

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Even if these were in the right order...

3. Sometimes the customers will notice how you're feeling

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In case it's too tough to read, this is a review of a Sprint store. It says:

First off, half the staff looked practically suicidal. The place reeked of depression and exhaustion. There was tons of bugs int he window and the atmosphere was [reminiscent] of a DMV crossed with a prison cell. Most importantly, I showed someone my borken phone and they told me that it happens all the time to that model. [They] also told me nothing could be done except to buy a new phone. I feel like I've been scammed.

4. You'll be grateful when clean-ups aren't as bad as they could be

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Having cleaned up way worse messes caused by customer in bathrooms, I'd be thrilled if trading cards was all it was.

5. You'll likely learn to hate children

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I mean, it could be worse. The clothes are mostly still folded but the sheer amount of people who treat stores like babysitters is ridiculous.

Up next: You want me to feed you WHAT?

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