Take a moment and think of the employees working at the closest grocery or corner shop to your home. The odds are, one of them stands out the most in your mind. Because they’re enthusiastic. Because they know how to have fun. Because they’re a friggin’ awesome human being. It’s time you met Charlene. She works at Walmart North East in Maryland.
She poses with various products for the store’s Facebook page and everyone’s loving how hilarious the pics look. Probably because of the contrast between her easygoing attitude and her serious expression. Or because it’s obvious that she’s genuinely having fun. The look in her eyes says it all!
Here’s a challenge for you Pandas! Scroll down and try to find the only photos where she’s smiling. Just remember to upvote and comment on the other pics that you liked.
Charlene’s going viral on the net: Imgur, Reddit, and local radio station websites are having fun showing off her photos to the world.
Walmart North East even started a petition to try and send Charlene to the Ellen Degeneres show to recognize her efforts.
Whatever you might think of Walmart (we’re sure there are as many supporters as critics of the chain among you, dear Readers), there are some wholesome people working there. Charlene isn’t the only one who’s a genuinely awesome human being. For instance, every year, some Walmart employees dress up for Christmas and personally deliver presents to the residents of nursing homes.
Of course, it’s difficult to always maintain a positive attitude while working retail. However, it is possible. At the end of the day, your happiness at a retail job (or any job for that matter) comes down to having an optimistic outlook in general and taking charge of your own life. That involves stopping seeing yourself as a constant victim, having a good sense of humor, being adaptable, and fixing problems when they arise instead of shifting the responsibility or avoiding them.