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Those who work in retail are cowering in fear of what this week—the week of Black Friday—will bring. Rather than family time and turkey, they'll be dealing hangry, sleep-deprived line standers out for a deal, thanks to the decision makers at department stores and malls. In anticipation, Reddit user Denton56 posted the question/demand, "Whether you work retail currently, or just did in the past, I've got to know what the craziest thing you've ever seen on Black Friday is" to AskReddit. And what followed was a slew of horror stories offered without comment below.
The ironic, in an Alanis Morissette kind of way (really, really unfortunate):
Worked security at Target for 5+ years. For being a store in the rougher part of town, I don't have too many horror stories. The funniest one I like to tell is a couple years ago, I was there early doing crowd control. I would always talk to people in line, try to keep them entertained while they waited in the cold. The first couple in line had been there for about 13 or 14 hours. So we open the store, and we have deals on all sorts of electronics, toys, etc. They get in line and have a shopping cart full of towels that we had on sale for $2. Thats it. Just towels. They were first in line outside and waited over half a day for $2 towels. When I left after my 12 hour shift, we still had shelves full of these towels, along with tons more in the stockroom. [Lineman72T]
I worked for six yrs at a Johnny rockets in a mall as a server and management. We didn't open early like the rest of the stores because we are a restaurant and well, we don't serve breakfast. Had people shake our gates screaming that they wanted food. Ot would be just me and a opener getting the chairs set out [sic]. I pointed them towards the food court and told them we didn't serve breakfast. A lady spit at me and told.me "I know you have bacon." [Kidou]
The actually dangerous:
A couple years ago when the sale started there was a surge of people trying to get their stuff. One lady got knocked down and her pen went straight into her neck thankfully missing the jugular. The fucked up part is no one tried to help they just walked over her to get their shitty deal items. [wildcard084]
The remarkably disgusting:
When I worked at Sam's Club, during the madness one black Friday morning, we caught a woman stuffing the inside of her pants with frozen lobster tail. She would unpackage them and throw the trash in a stack of tires that were on display.