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 I Love This


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#2 Too Accurate


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


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#4 I Never Related So Hard To A Meme Before


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#5 Dutch Supermarket Chain Opens Slower 'Chat Checkouts' In An Effort To Combat Loneliness Among The Elderly


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#6 On The Front Door Of A Local Liquor Store


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#7 Oh Wow


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


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#9 It Do Be Facts Tho


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#10 Mama Mia


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#11 True Af


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#12 When Those Certain Customers Are Walking Towards The Door...


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#13 Nothing Better


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#14 Mcliving-Wage


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#15 Cough Cough At My Entire Management


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#16 Anyone Else Starting To Reach Their Emotional Limit?


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#17 Customer: Is This Cash Only?


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#18 We Must Be Able To Tell The Future Sometimes


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#19 I Love How Customer Actually Think We Care


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#20 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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#21 How I Wish This Wasn't True


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#22 It Said "Call Center" Previously, I Believe It Also Applies


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#23 Saw This At A Restaurant Today


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#24 Manager Is Sympathetic...


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#25 Good.


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#26 Not Oc But Worth A Share


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#27 The Amount Of Times I've Heard This...


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#28 I Clock On My Brain Clocks Off


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#29 We've Had These Kind Of Karens Right


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#30 What Am I Gonna Do With My Day? Oh! I Know, I’m Gonna Go S**t On Underpaid Workers For Just Doing Their Job To Make Their Lives More Miserable Than It Already Is!


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#31 Hold Up


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#32 I’m... Concerned


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#33 ✋?✋?✋?


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#34 This


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#35 I Have No Words...


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#36 Nobody Wants To Work Anymore (Not Oc)


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


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#38 Mood


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#39 Anyone Else Get These Guys On The Regular?


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#40 Every. Single. Shift.


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#41 Had This Interaction With A Delightful Couple Yesterday.


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#42 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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#43 And When They Do Show Up “I’m Just Going To Look Around”


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#44 Corporate Knows Best Of Course...


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#45 It Really Do Be That Way


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#46 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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#47 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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#48 Lmboo


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#49 "I Don't Get Paid Enough For This S**t." Poor Waitress!


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#50 Every Night At Closing Time.


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#51 These People Are The Worst


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


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#53 We Don't Need To Hear About Your Life Story


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#54 If Only


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


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#56 Check The Back!


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#57 Exactly This


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#58 Oh, Well……ok…..i’m….sorry…???


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#59 Haha True.


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


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#61 Solidarity For Everyone This Holiday Season


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#62 Side Affect Of Working Retail


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#63 Just A Reminder For Some.


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#64 Free 5 Minute Break


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#65 Sorry, Please Come Back Tomorrow


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#66 Sad That This Even Exists


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#67 It Do Be Like That Sometimes


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#68 Gee, Thanks.. I Think.


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#69 Please


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


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#71 Did You Know?


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#72 Every. Single. Time.


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#73 Truth


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#74 That Customer One!


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


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#76 "You Are Not At A Level Of Skill That Deserves This Wage"


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#77 For The Tenth Time!


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#78 Working In Retail


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#79 Hits Home Doesn't It


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


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#81 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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#82 Retail Time Off


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#83 You're God Damn Right We Do


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#84 Who's Looking Forward To One Day Off ?


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#85 Upvote If You Would Not Fix This.


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


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#87 Change My Mind.


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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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