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'He's contradicted himself... his face went bright red': Retail employee begins clocking in four minutes late every day to protest boss's time-clock policy

'He's contradicted himself... his face went bright red': Retail employee begins clocking in four minutes late every day to protest boss's time-clock policy

How bold of this company to take a few minutes of every employee's day for free! U/afazihdob had a great workplace tale to share from their time working in retail. The OP laments that although they worked at numerous retail chains in their career, their bosses at one store were notoriously strict about latenesses. If I were ever a manager at a retail or food place, I wouldn't be able to take clocking in seriously at all. I just don't think it's the end of the world if an employee is two minutes…
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'I was called into my bosses office... there was a printout of my post': 25+ Oversharing employees whose social media posts got them fired

'I was called into my bosses office... there was a printout of my post': 25+ Oversharing employees whose social media posts got them fired

Your boss might be more internet-savvy than you know. While going through the hiring process, it's crucial to ensure your social media presence is squeaky clean. Maybe you remember a few tasteless tweets from ages ago, or you have a few hot takes that shouldn't have been shared to Facebook. Even if those posts are old, they aren't harmless. Anyone who knows how to do control+F, allowing you to search a webpage by phrases, can find any salacious information on your profile. Even a quick Google s…
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'Everyone who came to my register [got] 20% off': 20 Employees who quit on their first day of work

'Everyone who came to my register [got] 20% off': 20 Employees who quit on their very first day of work

These people had a sneaking suspicion they weren't going to like their new job . So they quit ASAP---many of them quit right after their first shift. There are a lot of clues that can tell you if a company is a good place to work or not. For example, if you go through the interview process and the steps are clear and the company is communicative, that's a good sign. But imagine you show up to an interview , and there are dozens of other people there. Hmm, that's the first sign. Then, you and al…
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'Since I left, profits are down 44.7%': Irreplaceable retail employee gets written up for going above and beyond; retaliates by doing only the bare minimum, watching the store descend into chaos

Retail is a soul sucking industry that sends even the most level-headed employees into madness. After months, years, or decades in the same sales department, many retail workers grow apathetic; dealing with Karens, bad management, and a looping music playlist can do that to a person. Although, every now and then, a retail store is blessed with an overachiever, a real workaholic...
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'Do these smell like the right pants to you?': 20+ Times retail workers had to answer funny questions from customers

'Do these smell like the right pants to you?': 20+ Times retail workers had to answer the world's silliest questions from customers

Kudos to these workers who didn't burst out laughing after hearing these customers' questions. I'm sure it wasn't easy to hold in laughter when customers get things so unbelievably wrong. When you work at a retail store , you quickly learn that customers don't ask a wide range of questions. Even though you spend 40 hours per week at the job, it's potentially a customer's first time there. You end up answering questions like, “Is everything included in this store-wide sale?” or “What aisle is to…
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'What would have been a 10 minute drive... ended up being a 4 day wait': One-hour-photo employee tells customer their photos are at another store, customer insists they're at the location 'on her way to work'

'What would have been a 10 minute drive... ended up being a 4 day wait': One-hour-photo employee tells customer their photos are at another store, customer insists they're at the location 'on her way to work'

Getting your prized photos printed out used to be a common occurance back in the day. Before cell phones, you'd snap photos on your camera , then take the film to get developed at a grocery store or pharmacy. Some places advertised one-hour photos, so your parents might take you grocery shopping and swing back around to collect photos at the end of the trip. Then, they'd have some great pics of the kids to show off, or have a cherished group photo to put in a nice frame. Based off these nice ch…
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'He started piling sweets, biscuits, cakes, etc. onto the counter': Customer and cashier work together to evade store's return policy

'He started piling sweets, biscuits, cakes, etc. onto the counter': Customer and cashier work together to evade store's return policy

This retail worker was weary from unkind customers---until this dude came in. In retail, you tend to remember the best of the best and the worst of the worst customers, while everyone else in between is just a blue. You'll always remember the customer who screamed and threw her bags on the floor like a toddler having a meltdown. But you also remember the kind souls who praise your customer service skills in front of your bosses, or the kind who are genuinely grateful when you help them. In a st…
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'I just want to make sure I do my job correctly, ma'am': Video store clerk makes customer wait while they scan 50 DVDs

'I just want to make sure I do my job correctly, ma'am': Video store clerk makes impatient customer wait while they scan 50 DVDs

Before streaming services existed, we had movie rental chains . Going to rent a video or DVD was a whole endeavor. In my family, we'd often do the usual Sunday morning activities, then go grocery shopping, and then stop at the video store near us to pick out a movie for that night. This was a big treat every time! Whether we picked a Disney movie or an old comedy flick, it truly was fun for the whole family. If they didn't go out of business before I was old enough to work there, I know I would…
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'She gets three steps out of the store and drops the phone': 20+ Customers who got the instant karma they deserved

'She gets three steps out of the store and drops the phone': 20+ Customers who got the instant karma they deserved

These are the moments that retail workers hold near and dear. No, we aren't just talking about fond memories with coworkers. These workers got to witness as their worst customers got instant karma for their terrible behavior. Meltdowns aren't just for babies and toddlers. Retail workers have to deal with grown adults having tantrums every day. There are lots of folks who are led to believe that the only way they'll get what they want is to be aggressive and demanding about it. Technically, this…
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'She immediately morphed into a Karen': Retail worker refuses to surrender her phone to a Karen customer, points her in the direction of ‘customer service’

'She immediately morphed into a Karen': Retail worker refuses to surrender her phone to a Karen customer, points her in the direction of ‘customer service’

Once you work in retail, there is no seeing the world as you once saw it, and it instead becomes a cold, bitter place, where people carry a sense of entitlement you cannot internally fathom is real. Customer service of any kind is at times, insufferable, but there are phases in life where you go through these frustrating jobs, only to find out that other jobs have those same people, except instead of customers, they are coworkers. OP told the all too familiar story of an entitled and snobby Kar…
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'Garbage manager, garbage store': Rich Karen breaks store rules, pushes employee, manager steps in and sides with Karen

'Garbage manager, garbage store': Rich Karen breaks store rules, pushes employee, manager steps in and sides with Karen

No amount of wealth should excuse any customer from the rules. Unfortunately, there are plenty of entitled rich folks out there with “influence” who seem to think otherwise.
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'[My boss] was walked out by two cops': Thieving fraudster retail manager gets arrested when their employee finally gets even

What do you do when your manager is a thieving fraudster, and their boss refuses to listen because, on paper, your manager is getting good results? This is something you'll likely come across during the long course of your career, and you might be dismayed to find yourself powerless in the position. Heck, most bosses will be willing to look the other way for someone who is performing high in whatever KPI upper management is currently prioritizing… Just as long as things look good and people are…
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'I continued to say “excuse me?"': Customer claims diamond specialist switched out her ring

'I continued to say “excuse me?"': Customer claims diamond specialist switched out her ring, specialist proves her wrong

Specialists exist for a reason. For this retail worker , jewelry is their career. They're a diamond specialist who works at a privately owned business. Even though they have impressive expertise at their job, there are always customers who think they know better than a trained professional. Something customers don't seem to realize is that expertise matters. As a customer, you go to see someone who's spent 10,000 hours learning a trade because they have knowledge that you require. That's the wh…
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Top 20+ Funniest Unpopular Opinions This Month

Top 20+ Funniest Unpopular Opinions This Month

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25 Disturbingly Relatable Work Memes for Retail Employees Who Are Dangling By a Thread

Memes to scroll while you hide from your manager on your lunch break
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'You are by far the worst boss I have ever had': Boss ignores employee's notice, then calls them a disappointment

'You are by far the worst boss I have ever had': Boss ignores employee's notice, then leaves a nasty phone call

Never count on your boss to give you the emotional support that you need. This employee was having a particularly difficult time working with another manager, who happened to be responsible for numerous staff members quitting. When the Redditor finally had enough as well, they decided to give their notice to their boss, with whom they normally have a healthy and professional relationship. However, when that meeting finally happened, OP was disappointed to see that the boss did not seem to care…
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