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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Retail blues

Posted on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 1:01 PM

It's bad enough to put on that phony persona in retail, especially when you're not the most cheerful person out there, but genuine enough to be who you are. Regardless of the sad funeral I attended the day before, I had to put that aside and carry on with my work, which I thought I did fine. Then, you had to attack me on my second shift working there, and I never even met you. You told me that if I didn't prove I was good enough next shift, you wouldn't give me any shifts... well you're only giving me one shift per week anyway? You think that's really helping me? I need the money just as much as others do. The reason you pulled me aside was because I looked "uncomfortable" yet customers were quite happy that I was able to answer their questions right away and be friendly. Of course I would be uncomfortable knowing that you're watching me like a hawk and breathing down my neck. Look, I can try my best and if that's not good enough for you, then fuck it. I'm tired of this phony retail bullshit. —A Real Person

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