Everything you know if you worked in retail over Thanksgiving break
‘No, your coupon from 2013 is not valid’
Black Friday mixed with retail can be the worst experience ever, not to mention if you haven’t worked since the summer you’ll be completely lost. Customers are extra rude and aggressive from hours of shopping so if working retail this horrendous week is something you know, you know all these stages of working it too.
Also good morning to every retail worker who has to leave to go work Black Friday. I worked retail for years. I feel u. I'm sorry. God bless
— @MADBLACKTHOT (@MADBLACKTHOT) November 24, 2016
At first you were really excited about working again
Getting to see all your coworkers that you haven’t seen in a while may be one of the main things you’re excited for. It can feel great to be in a familiar place…until you completely blank on how to use a cash register and there’s 10 people in line.
— Charlotte ♡ (@Charli24_07) November 25, 2016
You forgot how much it sucks to be on your feet for multiple hours
If you work at a store where you have to dress up, you may have accidentally worn uncomfortable shoes and wanted to rip your feet off by the end of your shift. Pretending you have to use the bathroom is pretty much the only escape from the sales floor.
Alright it's 1:50 and I'm exhausted and my feet hurt. Black Friday sucks when you work retail 🙃
— #NotMyPresident (@MusicalNatalie) November 27, 2015
All of your friends from home are busy anyway so you have nothing better to do
As the years after high school rack up, you may find yourself speaking to less and less friends from high school. One too many cancelled plans makes work seem like something fun to do.
You set about 9376830 alarms the night before
How else does anyone expect you to start before the sunrise?
Working in retail the week leading up to thanksgiving got me like pic.twitter.com/b1YNr8cyMg
— muscles marinara📎 (@dragonsleeper_) November 18, 2016
Thanksgiving through Black Friday feels like some kind of hellish marathon
Working at 4.30am when you normally work at 9am makes you feel like some kind of weird nocturnal retail zombie. Clocking out at noon feels more like clocking out at midnight.
The worst part far is every shopper becomes 70% more evil than before. The customer is always right, but that doesn’t mean the customer is always reasonable. No, I cant use your coupon from 3 years ago and no I can’t return the pants that you got eye shadow all over.
On your last day, your boss already asked when you were coming back
With 6 essays and 5 finals, coming back to work was probably the last thing on your mind.
I love working retail on Black Friday 🙃 pic.twitter.com/0wr94kjzvw
— nicole smith (@NicoleMSmith02) November 19, 2016