90 Pics From “Retail Hell,” A Place Where Retail Workers Come Together And Support Each Other

The two things I vividly recall from working in retail are the customers and the managers. But not because they were good. No no, because they taught me how to smile while my mind was repeating “Fu** you.”

Of course, there was the cleaning of the floor, the stocking of the shelves, and the ringing of the register but these responsibilities were the easy part. The human factor was where the misery was usually at. And if it wasn’t for my colleagues, I don’t know if I would have lasted for as long as I did.

So I was very glad to come across r/RetailHell. The subreddit acts like an online support center where workers from the industry come together to both vent and celebrate their painful and proud moments on the job. Sometimes, just the fact that someone is listening is enough.

#1 If I Had My Way We’d Open At 9am And Shut At 9:01am The Same Day

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#2 Oh Wow

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#3 On The Front Door Of A Local Liquor Store

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#4 Manager Put These Up 3 Days Ago Not Going So Well

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#5 Customer: Is This Cash Only?

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#6 Cough Cough At My Entire Management

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#7 We Must Be Able To Tell The Future Sometimes

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#8 I Never Related So Hard To A Meme Before

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#9 I Love This

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#10 Dutch Supermarket Chain Opens Slower ‘Chat Checkouts’ In An Effort To Combat Loneliness Among The Elderly

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#11 Mama Mia

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#12 Nothing Better

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#13 Too Accurate

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#14 It Do Be Facts Tho

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#15 Manager Is Sympathetic…

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#16 The Amount Of Times I’ve Heard This…

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#17 When Those Certain Customers Are Walking Towards The Door…

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#18 What Am I Gonna Do With My Day? Oh! I Know, I’m Gonna Go Shit On Underpaid Workers For Just Doing Their Job To Make Their Lives More Miserable Than It Already Is!

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#19 How I Wish This Wasn’t True

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#20 It Said “Call Center” Previously, I Believe It Also Applies

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#21 I Clock On My Brain Clocks Off

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#22 True Af

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#23 Saw This At A Restaurant Today

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#24 Every. Single. Shift.

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#25 Anyone Else Starting To Reach Their Emotional Limit?

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#26 My Boss Volunteered Me For A Golf Event That I Hated Every Second Of, So I Gave Her A Golf Themed Resignation Letter.

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#27 Good.

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#28 I Have No Words…

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#29 Mcliving-Wage

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#30 I Love How Customer Actually Think We Care

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#31 Corporate Knows Best Of Course…

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#32 We’ve Had These Kind Of Karens Right

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#33 It Really Do Be That Way

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#34 It Do Be Like That Sometimes

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#35 Had This Interaction With A Delightful Couple Yesterday.

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#36 When A Customer Tells You How Nice It Is Outside, But You Have 5 Hours Left Of Your Shift And It Will Be Cold And Dark Outside By The Time You Finish.

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#37 Do We Still Have To Call Them “Guests” If They Cough On Us?

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#38 Free 5 Minute Break

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#39 And When They Do Show Up “I’m Just Going To Look Around”

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#40 Hold Up

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#41 Check The Back!

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#42 It Do Be Like That, True Or Nah?

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#43 I Hate It When Managers Make You Look Like A Fool Just So They Don’t Want To Stand Up To Customers.

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#44 Fun Fact: You Don’t Need To Be Told Corporate Is Coming…you Just Know By Looking At Ur Managers Lol

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#45 Lmboo

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#46 Every Night At Closing Time.

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#47 These People Are The Worst

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#48 Every. Single. Time.

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#49 “You Are Not At A Level Of Skill That Deserves This Wage”

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#50 If Only

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#51 Sorry, Kids, But The Future In Retail Ain’t Bright

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#52 “I Don’t Get Paid Enough For This Shit.” Poor Waitress!

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#53 Oh, Well……ok…..i’m….sorry…???

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#54 Mood

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#55 I’m… Concerned

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#56 This

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#57 ✋?✋?✋?

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#58 Not Oc But Worth A Share

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#59 Anyone Else Get These Guys On The Regular?

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#60 Nobody Wants To Work Anymore (Not Oc)

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#61 Sad That This Even Exists

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#62 Sorry, Please Come Back Tomorrow

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#63 Please

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#64 We Don’t Need To Hear About Your Life Story

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#65 Haha True.

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#66 Good Luck With The Karens Leading Up To Christmas Guys

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#67 A Good Representation Of How I Feel On My Lunch Breaks.

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#68 Gee, Thanks.. I Think.

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#69 Did You Know?

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#70 Solidarity For Everyone This Holiday Season

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#71 Truth

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#72 Exactly This

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#73 Side Affect Of Working Retail

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#74 Just A Reminder For Some.

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#75 For The Tenth Time!

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#76 That Customer One!

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#77 Why Are We Always Understaffed On Our Busiest Day?

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#78 Working In Retail

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#79 At My Local Grocery Store, I Work As A Cashier For The Same Company But Different Store A Few Minutes Away.

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#80 Retail Time Off

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#81 You’re God Damn Right We Do

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#82 Who’s Looking Forward To One Day Off ?

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#83 I Hate People That Give Out To Employees Like They Personally Design The Store Policies

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#84 I’m Sure It’s Already Started For Some Of You…

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#85 Change My Mind.

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#86 Upvote If You Would Not Fix This.

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#87 Hits Home Doesn’t It

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#88 Soooooo Satisfying…

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#89 Trying To Avoid Customers When Going On Break

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#90 Yup

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