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A Woman Shows What It’s Like To Work In Retail During The Holidays, Asks People To Be Nicer To Employees
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A Woman Shows What It’s Like To Work In Retail During The Holidays, Asks People To Be Nicer To Employees

Christmas is, definitely, a hectic time. Especially for those who forget or postpone buying gifts until the very last second. Then they ought to rush to the closest store and try to whip up a good gift as fast as possible. That, unfortunately, can lead to quite a big mess. It’s all right if the person cleans up after themselves, however that is an extremely rare case.

Cassie Wade from Nashville, Tennessee posted an eye-opening series of pictures that showed how awful some stores look during the holiday season. The photographs showcased the results of many people rummaging through the items, although at first look you might think that a tornado struck the stores in question.

One woman recently came across a total mess caused by Christmas shoppers

And she immediately took to Facebook to show it to the world

In her Facebook message, the woman also focused on how terrible this time is for the retail workers. Not only do they need to clean up all the messes made by customers, they also have to endure people being rude, as Wade witnessed. She used her social media platform to not only call out people for their questionable actions, but to also urge people to treat the retail workers with human decency.

People who responded to Wade’s post were horrified by the images showcasing the mess, and shared their sentiments on being kind to retail workers. One person even suggested buying them various gift cards, like Starbucks, as a way to offer something back during one of the most difficult times of the retail year.

It’s no secret that the holiday season is extremely stressful for retail workers, who not only have a risk of missing out on Christmas dinner with their family, but also have to deal with an insane amount of stress during holidays. Not only is there an influx of people who can cause all sorts of damage, but the need to get the best gift and the best deal can truly bring out the worst in people.

Here’s how people responded to the images

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2 years ago

I worked stacking shelves one time in December. Suddenly the shop's doors opened and there was one hell of a racket. I nearly got run over by some idiot pushing a shopping cart, and then I was shoved aside by a mob of apes rushing to get past. I didn't know the shift I'd pulled was midnight on Black Friday. People become frenzied over buying crap they don't really need while casting aside basic human decency. I fear for the future of the planet if these people are their kids' role models.

Kalika Burgau
Community Member
2 years ago

I worked a black Friday as extra help and I was only like 2wks into the job (stocker at Walmart) and I knew it wouldn't be a easy or anything but that year a particular video game had come out and I'm only 5'3" and there were guys lined up like a long line and they were not small. Not judging them because of that but stating it because as soon as the store declared they could get there's instead of staying in a line and letting me hand them 1 at a time as the sign at the beginning said they rushed me. I was knocked down not 1 or 2 times but 4.i finally had to radio a manager because I had no prior training for this and 2 had to come and separate me out from these people!

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Kath Leen
Community Member
2 years ago

some people really need to grow some decency. gees. a little respect to these stores and items.

Kalika Burgau
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes because being respectful and putting shit back helps the workers so much!

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Al Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

The service industry has normalised the abuse of its staff with "the customer is always right" saying. Providing a good service to customers does not mean that there shouldn't be a minimum standard of behaviour (i.e. common decency) by the customer.

Lucas
Community Member
2 years ago

Not in every country thankfully.

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Community Member
2 years ago

I worked stacking shelves one time in December. Suddenly the shop's doors opened and there was one hell of a racket. I nearly got run over by some idiot pushing a shopping cart, and then I was shoved aside by a mob of apes rushing to get past. I didn't know the shift I'd pulled was midnight on Black Friday. People become frenzied over buying crap they don't really need while casting aside basic human decency. I fear for the future of the planet if these people are their kids' role models.

Kalika Burgau
Community Member
2 years ago

I worked a black Friday as extra help and I was only like 2wks into the job (stocker at Walmart) and I knew it wouldn't be a easy or anything but that year a particular video game had come out and I'm only 5'3" and there were guys lined up like a long line and they were not small. Not judging them because of that but stating it because as soon as the store declared they could get there's instead of staying in a line and letting me hand them 1 at a time as the sign at the beginning said they rushed me. I was knocked down not 1 or 2 times but 4.i finally had to radio a manager because I had no prior training for this and 2 had to come and separate me out from these people!

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Kath Leen
Community Member
2 years ago

some people really need to grow some decency. gees. a little respect to these stores and items.

Kalika Burgau
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes because being respectful and putting shit back helps the workers so much!

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Al Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

The service industry has normalised the abuse of its staff with "the customer is always right" saying. Providing a good service to customers does not mean that there shouldn't be a minimum standard of behaviour (i.e. common decency) by the customer.

Lucas
Community Member
2 years ago

Not in every country thankfully.

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