HOW RETAIL ASSOCIATES FEEL DURING THE HOLIDAYS
I have worked in retail for the past 11 years and every year a piece of my soul dies during the holidays. My faith in humanity also dies a little more.
- •Exhausted. Look here customer, 5 people have called out for their shifts for being "sick." Can you not tell me I look tired? I have been here for the past 10 hours and would like to go home sometime today, so I don't want to be told to smile.
- •Frustrated. I don't know what kind of wizarding world you live in, but I can't manifest that size or item out of no where. I do not have a magical back room that accio whatever your needs are.
- •Left out. My family planned all these awesome things, and I can't do any of them because of an overwhelming sense of capitalism.
- •Murderous. Why are you yelling at me? Christmas doesn't change you have 12 whole months to buy things, why are you waiting until Christmas Eve 5 minutes before the store closes?!?!
- •Bah fucking humbug.