Retail Life Episode 14

                Sometimes I just don’t know how people rationalize their behavior. I thought we were supposed to stop throwing tantrums when we were children. And yet, working in retail, I’ve seen grown adults throw a fit. I’ve seen senior citizens basically stomp their feet because they didn’t get their way. I just don’t get it. [...]


Retail Life Episode 13

                I went back to work last week and it’s been rough. I really took for granted how accustomed to it I was. After being at home for ten weeks and spending most of that time sitting on the couch or at my desk, going back to standing and walking all day was hard. Aside [...]

Retail Life episode 12

Shoplifters                 First, a disclaimer to all shoplifters: 90% of the time, the workers know exactly what you’re doing. You aren’t sneaky. It’s just a matter of time before we catch you. And then you need to ask yourself, is it really worth it?                 People will steal anything.                 Any time I hire a [...]

Retail Life Episode 11

Bodily Functions                 Everyone poops. We all know this, even if we don’t like to think about it. Sometimes the need hits you in public. Sometimes the need strikes you…when you’re walking down an aisle of a store. And sometimes…you can’t wait another second.                 One day I was in my office doing paperwork. My [...]

Retail Life Episode 10

        People                 Why is it that people tend to think that the person behind the register is there to just be a verbal punching bag? What makes them think it’s okay to just say whatever they want? No matter how hurtful or rude? Did I miss the memo declaring us not real people? I [...]

Retail Life Episode 9

"Is this all you have left?"Every last minute shopper on any holiday So the holiday season has come and past and my favorite question to be asked will be dropped for awhile. (Until Vday and Easter come around, then we just start the vicious cycle all over again.)  I understand that not everyone can shop [...]

Retail Life Episode 8

Cash register pet peeves. If you’ve ever been any kind of cashier, you can likely relate to most of these.   -“Do you take checks?’ Yup, we sure do, but you don’t have to fill it out. But of course they’re going to fill it out because it’s easier to keep a record of. Sure. [...]