What It's Like

13 Hot Topic Employees Confess What Really Goes Down Behind The Scenes

Working at a Hot Topic means interacting with some unusual customers. From a man claiming to be a dragon to awkward encounters with bronies, Hot Topic horror stories are similar to GameStop employee stories - a very interesting read. In the following Reddit threads, former and current Hot Topic employees share their experiences about working at a store that's thought to be a refuge for teenage goth kids. 

Not everything is terrifying, though. There are some refreshing stories about the lax dress code and relatively non-judgmental nature of the staff. Does that make up for foul-smelling customers and demanding middle-aged mothers? You can be the judge of that. If you've ever wondered what it's like to work at Hot Topic, these responses should give you a glimpse into that world.