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The Soul Draining Struggle Of Working Retail In 21 Tweets

The struggle is REAL in working retail. You tend to give up a part of yourself when you submit yourself to a place where carefully manufactured smiles, and howareyou eyes, and a stubborn (faked) optimism in the face of unruly customers who just want to be upset about something. These tweets capture the tough emotional rollercoaster that the retail/customer service grind can take you on. 

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    Photo caption - Chillmonger Follow @Cowabunga_Cole My face when I fix a display and I watch a customer mess it up
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    Text - carissa :$ Follow @pleasehelp420 i accidentally told a customer their total was $17.76 instead of $17.67 i said "sorry.. just thinking about the declaration of independence i guess" and he did not laugh or smile
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    Cartoon - The Retail Job Life RRTIANNOYLD Follow TM M CUSTOME@RetailJobLife SERVICE Showing new people around work like... -This is where I come to cry. -Cool
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    Tennis - The Retail Job Life ORYIANNTED r Follow RetailJobLife TH NY CHSTOMS SERVICE When you're understaffed and customers keep coming at ya like
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    Text - francesca's Francesca's Problems @FrancescasProbs Follow PROBLEMS When a customer peaks in the window 2 minutes before closing time [softly] Don't.
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    Text - Hannah Follow @HannahOFarrell1 Hiding in the bathrooms in work is a personality trait
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    Text - ЕС Follow @ecwxxxx There's definitely nothing worse than a work colleague who thinks they're a manager Imaooo00
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    Text - Vixen Follow @_triplekat The amount of times i have to fake laugh at my job, is exhausting
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    Text - ellesse Follow @ellyellyelly *item won't scan* customer: guess it's free then ha ha ha my mind: GUesS iTz fr3E tH3N Ha!!hA!!haAhH
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    Text - India Ward Follow @_indiaward Anyone else try to wait as long as you possibly can for your lunch break, to the brink of passing out just so you have less work time left after
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    Text - Flanny. Follow @LiamFlannigan1 When I first started at my work I got asked to work a Saturday so I said I couldn't because it's the only day I see my son. it's 5 years on and my imaginary son (James) is almost in primary 2, top of his class, loves football They grow up so quick when their not real don't they?
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    California sea lion - brooke Follow @_brookesims_ when ur at work and a customer starts yelling at u but u can't do anything because "the customers always right"
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    Text - Corbin Follow @CorbinGMH "can you check in the back?" II What the back What the customer thinks looks like the back looks like
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    Team - EWA #NODAPL NOT OILE MOTHE Follow @mkPosts Angry customer: well maybe I'll just take my business somewhere else Ме:
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    Text - Abby @Abbyramm Follow T hate that 'customer is always right' mentality like I should not have to be nice to people who are being rude and nasty to me when all l'm trying to do is my job
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    Text - AGAR and 99 Others Follow @Utterly_Black working in retail/customer service has perfected my fake laugh
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    Text - Chase August Follow @chase_august America has GOT to get on the same page ARE WE SWIPING OR INSERTING INTO THE CHIP READER CAUSE IM TIRED OF LOOKING DUMB AF @ CHECKOUT
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    Text - Mariah Hartjes Follow @mariah_hartjes Me training a new person at my job: "So you're not really suppose to do this but this is what do" II
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    Text - graziella @graziebocciaxo Follow Me: opens drawer Customer: oh wait I have a penny First of all, I don't know how to count
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    Hair - SERVICE When the customer is being difficult with you and you just turn to your work mate like "pls help
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    Text - Kim Johnston Follow @kimjohnston_ Hero's don't wear capes they swap shifts with you
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