The 30 Worst Things About Working in Retail
Vote for your least favorite aspects of working retail and add your own pet peeves.
This list of the worst things about working in retail stores includes some of the awful things that happen to people employed in retail. The retail world is a tough place. Retail, for most, is not a fun job. In fact it can be down right miserable. There are many times retail employees are day dreaming about having one of these best jobs in the world or these fun jobs that pay well. Because when it comes to working retail, almost anything will make you say, "I hate working retail."Retail employees have a difficult job, and it's hard to understand if you haven't experienced it first hand. The expectations are always high and generally come from a corporate office that does not know what it is like to work on a sales floor. Not only do retail employees have to clean, stock, and maintain a store, they have to balance constant customer service, ringing a register, and some insane customers. While there are many positive things about a retail career and plenty of fun retail jobs, that's another list - this is a ranking of the worst aspects of working in stores.
- 12,509 VOTES
Customers Who Keep Shopping Past Closing"No, please continue shopping. I love being here 45 minutes later than I should be because you want to keep looking and then spend $11."
- 22,337 VOTES
Parents Who Let Their Kids Treat the Store Like a PlaygroundVideo: YouTubeThese are the type of parents who pretend to be shocked when their kid has an accident that makes the news.
- 32,114 VOTES
Cleaning the StoreApproach endcap, fill, fold, organize by size, watch child throw 45 minutes of work on the floor, repeat.
- 42,603 VOTES
People10% of customers are great people. The other 90% slowly force you to hate humanity.
- 52,085 VOTES
Customers Complaining About PriceIt's a chain store. Not a mom and pop. Their prices are not negotiable. And if they do "hook you up," it flags in the system and they are fired. But hey, you saved $5!
- 62,348 VOTES
ClopenLeaving a closing shift and doing an opening shift the following day.