The other day at work this one woman really got to me. A lot of people take retail jobs for granted. Mostly kids who haven’t had jobs before and the adults who never worked in a retail environment. At gamestop the kids do the obvious like leaving their empty bottles by the interactive or not putting games back where they came from. The adults can be worse than the kids though.!
You can tell when somebody had worked in retail. A lot of times they’ll say “I know how it is” or just know they respect you and your job. When somebody comes in that hasn’t worked in retail it’s even easier to tell. Some adults are just as bad with leaving games sitting in the wrong sections. They don’t realize that we actually have to clean up after them. They think all we do is stand behind the counter and ring people up or ask people if they need help.
No, we have to do physical work like doing shipment (two xbox360s are kinda heavy for a weakling like me) and inventory. We have to count down the registers at night, so when people decide to stay in the store ten minutes after we close that’s even longer before we can go home.
Now I know a lot of you know where I’m coming from. I could go on more about people that shop in my store, especially the woman from the other day, though it was partially my fault she was being a bitch. Do you guys have any particular stories or opinions on working in retail?