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Incompetent Manager Forces Unqualified Employee To Fix Machine, Breaks It More

Most of us have nightmares about having to do something and not knowing exactly how to do it, but having a boss shouting at us to make it happen. It happens in real life too, and sometimes it works out. Usually not, but sometimes. The working world drives us to absurd scenes, like this employee who wasn't being paid for being on time or these wild employee complaints that turned out to be legit.

stupid manager tells unqualified employee to fix bottle deposit machine
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Employee on Last Day Leaves In Middle of Transaction

The last few days at a job can be a cornucopia of not giving a heck. And when it comes to staying late on your last day, only the rapidly decaying, invisible bonds of convention are what keep people from just going screw this I'm out. After dealing with enough ridiculous customer demands it sure has got to feel good to just leave in the middle of a customer interaction.

An employee staying late on their last day leaves in the middle of a customer interaction
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Negligent Employee Gives Pokémon League Duties to Random Kid, Kid Gets Back Pay

The world of retail work is full of mistaken customers, like this Karen who thought an employee was a line cutter, but it's pretty clear that at many institutions, the people running them also have very little clue of what exactly is going on. In this case, one employee who couldn't care less foisted the Pokémon duties onto some random kids, and when management found out they just thought "oh crap we better pay 'em."

employee lets kids run Pokémon league, kids get paid eventually
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Customer Won't Leave Without Wii, Security Guard Says Otherwise

Anyone who has ever muddled through the harrowing daily existence that is keeping up with a job in retail knows that the gig comes with many entitled customers and raging Karens that really push you to your limit of what you'll tolerate, every shift. In this case though, we get to see a heroic security guard show up in the nick of time, and ultimately give a belligerent customer the stiff reality check that they so sorely needed. 

Customer won't leave without their Wii, and then a security guard shows them otherwise. | r/TalesFromRetail Join u/Presspanda 3y not leaving here without Wii Yes are. Long r/ALL 's been over decade sinceI worked retail but reading this sub lately has brought back so many memories and thought would start share worked store selling dvds, cds, games, vinyl and bunch other entertainment related stuff. This story took place day after launch Nintendo Wii. Our store had guaranteed if had pre-ordered
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Retail Memes For The Customer-Weary

Tyrannical managers, dull coworkers and entitled customers. That's what anyone who's worked retail will tell you is their experience, day in, day out. Many of us will work in a store or restaurant at some point, and there's not much to do but battle through the daily grind and look at retail memes to dull the pain. For a fun story, here's an entitled customer who expected a store to stay open late just for them.

funny memes about working retail jobs | ellesse @ellyellyelly_ *item won't scan* customer: guess 's free then ha ha ha my mind: GUesS iTz fr3E tH3N Ha!!hA! haAhH | Retail workers just trying survive Mariah Carey This isn't meme 's cry help "All Want Christmas is played every fifteen minutes
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Karen Mistakes Nametagged Dude for Employee, He Rolls With It

The mighty hubris of another horrible customer comes crashing down. For whatever reason, some customers really hold onto that "customer is always right" approach even when they're told that that they're not actually talking to an employee. Irate customers mistake random people for employees all the time, and the results are wonderful.

Horrible Karen mistakes random person for employee | r/IDontWorkHerelLady Posted by ComedianXMI Karen vs Retail Veteran Someone my friend group keyed on this lovely sub after they had good laugh at some my stories. Over years grown loathe people who treat retail employees like garbage, and go out my way make fool them. So share one story now
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Work Memes to Blow Off Some Work Steams

It's stupid that almost everyone has to do something they don't particularly like most days so that they can afford to eat and live somewhere. At the same time, that's part of the deal of being alive. At least we have work memes to put some catharsis in our lives and give ourselves a chance to agree that waking up, commuting, and dealing with customers is a dumb bummer. Here's a thread about frustrating, entitled customers.

funny and relatable memes about work | clock at 9, work 7 hours then realize 's only 9:30 Michael Jackson crying in front of an office computer
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Dude Impersonates Store Manager and Boots Horrible Customer

Imagine being such an ass that your behavior compels a fellow customer to impersonate store management and 86 you from the store. This dude took it upon himself to show out a bully customer. For more horrible customer stories, here's a guy who kept asking to talk to a man and ended up in the legal department, and a Karen who was defeated with kindness.

Well dressed customer gets abusive customer out of store
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Relatable Memes And Tweets About Working Retail

Anyone who has ever muddled through the soul grind of an experience that is working retail, will connect with these painfully relatable tweets and memes. Working retail is hard enough without the Karens of the world complicating everything with unnecessary toxic BS. 

Various tweets and memes that capture the experience of working retail | ABAKER @a_bakee Waiting day emojis are on POS systems at restaurants. So guest is being annoying can put "O on ticket.
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Ex-Employee Gets Last Word On Problem Karen

This guy came back to his old job and got mistaken as a current employee by an old favorite customer. Without having to smile and take the abuse anymore, he was free to speak his mind. For more retail Karen stories, here's a grocery store Karen getting humbled by a Canadian giant and a Karen who demanded to speak to a fellow customer's manager.

Ex employee gets to speak his mind to Karen customer | Posted by u/DashingSands 23 hours ago Revenge At Last XL Now comes story revenge may make someone's day! So start off used work at big warehouse store chain. Let's call CJ's worked there nearly 5 years, finally got fed up and had leave now work at an amazing factory job and love Been there little over 8 months, which makes this story even more fascinating way. Yesterday at CJ's, getting groceries and talking couple my old friends still work
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Wholesome Mechanic Helps Woman Who Got a BS Quote

Usually if you hear a retail story it's gonna be about how horribly entitled a customer is. However, this time it's about a customer who seriously needed help and found exactly the right person in a mechanic on a slow day. For more wholesome stories, here's one about a senior who mistook a guy's car for a taxi or this lazy genius school project story.

Wholesome mechanic helps woman who was told her car was only worth 2000 by a crooked mechanic | r/TalesFromRetail Posted by u/FatalScroll 3 days ago Guy said her car only worth $2,000 because squeaking door! Medium Hey guys! Long time lurker, first time poster used manage oil change shop actually working by myself day as had slowest store company had an older Chinese lady (probably mid late 60s) pull into my parking lot decent looking car. She spoke some English but could tell wasn't her first l
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Husband Flips out on Karen Military-Style

This entitled Karen got more than she bargained for after she tried to bully a fellow customer into bagging her groceries. When someone goes full Karen there's no way of knowing how it will go. People who know Karens have to deal with a lot of unpleasantness, and it can even end with that Karen making a whole neighborhood miserable. Retail workers and service industry workers know all too well how they operate, like this Karen who demanded the spiciest wings and didn't get a refund.

Story of a Karen getting yelled at for being horrible | r/IDontWorkHereLady Posted by u/FrenchFrie83 14 hours ago 128 2 Husband goes full drill sergeant on Karen XL Before start this story have tell about my husband French and met while he on vacation Europe, one thing lead another and now live Ohio with him. He is hard working gentleman, an army veteran 2 conflicts, and thought he has very serious and almost hostile demeanor (think resting bitch face, but angrier and on guy) he is big teddy bea
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People Who Know Karens Explain What That's Like

The concept of a Karen is outlined by someone with crazy entitlement and a superiority complex, specifically targeted at anyone they deem "lesser than" such as servers and customer service reps. Anyone working retail sees people like this all the time, and their Karen behavior is so outrageous that they're like a cartoon. What people forget is that sometimes people have to live with them.

Stories of people who are related to Karens, and know them | ShrekTheHallz 2.3k points 8 hours ago Coworker mine is married Karen. He tells us stories multiple days week she drives four different grocery stores and harasses employees because their stock is low on specific item she wants.
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Entitled New Store Owner Left High and Dry by Employees

"Ken" the male Karen thought he'd get to boss around the current employees of the store he bought, but his crappy attitude and unrealistic expectations led the newly open positions to be job poison. For another horrible boss story, this Karen Manager demanded an employee print a video file and things didn't end well.

Employees leave store when new entitled male karen manager buys the place | r/IDontWorkHereLady Posted by u/LocalLiBEARian 10 hours ago Actually, Ken DON'T work here any more. Or XXL friend mine recently reminded this absolute BEST time ever had dealing with Karen wild happened about 30 years ago, so going strictly by memory here also have no clue name male Karen is, so call him Ken. Sorry this came out so long but think enjoy TLDR at bottom.
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A Really Poorly Timed Batch of Retail Memes

With so many retail businesses closing and laying off workers, some of the only retail jobs left right now are work in grocery stores. So this does seem like a weird time for these. With that said, retail and customer service memes are relatable to literally anyone who has ever worked retail ever in there life, so cosmically, it makes sense.

Memes and jokes about working customer service | squidward sunbathing and lifting up his sunglasses u on break at work and see staff struggling because got busy
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Retail Workers' Craziest Stories Of Apocalypse Preppers

Someone on AskReddit asked for retail workers to share their craziest experiences with apocalypse preppers stocking up on all kinds of absurd stuff, while leaving common decency at the door. Some folks are giving themselves over to a blind panic, and in that process treating other human beings like dirt. No good. 

Retail workers describe the most ridiculous instances of people prepping for apocalypse | reddawgmcm 3d People at my store treating pallet toilet paper coming out back like 's 1997 and just wheeled out tickle Elmo. Not single pack made shelf
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