Managers hiring for retail know how to sell a job. They explain to interviewees that they must be available to work all day, every day (including holidays). They must be available to be perpetually on call, knowledgeable of all the products in the store, and able to deal with irate customers in a cheerful manner. Best of all they have to do all this for a minimal wage. The unsuspecting new hire comes onto their first day of work eager to please with innocence still shining in their eyes. But it doesn’t take long before they learn the truth that any retail veteran knows. Working in retail has a dark side, and we have a collection of memes to prove it.
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