I don’t get how some people make retail whether they are employees, or managers, their life’s work. Most probably get stuck in it. The worst retail places to work at are in poorer areas where education stops at the 8th grade, and wealthy areas where the customers somehow think they aren’t at the end of the day…homo sapiens also.
As a part-time job during College I work at a tech store in Harlem. Not fun. Hell I am a nice guy, I even watch Oprah and cry during Bambi, but today it took all my will power from me smashing a guys head in today (few people respond well to someone shouting “asshole” to their face just because you have to get their item elsewhere). The problem is the doors are open and all walks of life come strolling in, mentally derranged, greed, idiotic, and the occassional good people.
Gotta’ quit that, it’s ridiculous. The only benefits are you learn all the positive and annoying sides of every religious affiliation, sexual orientation, race, gender, nationality, temperment, of all human beings. I can sense a moron from 15 feet away.
I understand both sides of the table, being a customer you can deal with bad service but this shit-job gave me a new perspective. I’ve seen total dumb asses at the retail places I have gone to, and quite good people.
Anyone else have shit retail jobs? How did it go?