1. When you pull into the mall parking lot and you can already tell it’s going to be one of those days

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2. When you just want your 15 minute break

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3. When you hear this joke 35 times a day

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4. When it couldn’t be more clear that you work there, but this still happens

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5. When you start to wonder if customers are bringing merchandise from other stores

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6. When it’s 8:58 p.m. and this happens

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7. When you know the only thing in the stockroom is dust

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8. When you have this common exchange at the register


9. When a customer thinks you’re lying when you say “everything we have is out”

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10. This very accurate graph

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11. When there is no way in hell you’re clocking back in

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12. When a customer thinks spending $50 allows them to VIP treatment

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13. When a customer fully knows they’re wrong but still does this

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14. When you’ve been working so many days straight that your brain can’t even process a simple greeting

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15. When your customer service accidentally opens up a Pandora’s box

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16. When everyone calls out sick on the weekend

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17. When you LOL internally at this threat

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18. When you finally reach your breaking point and do this mic drop

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19. When this becomes the mantra that keeps you sane

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20. When you spend an hour fixing your section only to have a customer destroy it in 30 seconds

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