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11 things that'll put the fear of God in anyone who works in retail

It truly was a very Black Friday for the retail workers out there.

BLACK FRIDAY, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, is now drawing to a close.

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You may have grabbed some great bargains, but spare a thought for the retail workers driven out of their minds on this day of days. Here are 11 things that’ll put the fear of God in anyone who has worked in retail.

1. This.

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2. This, when you’re the only one on the tills

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3. When you finally fix your display up, then see a customer approaching

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GET AWAY. GET!

4. Having to quickly calculate the correct change

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*sweats*

5. Realising your till isn’t balanced

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Let’s go back and count those 20 cents again, shall we? *sweats a bit more*

6. The sight of a customer swooping down on you, seconds before your break begins

You will not take one minute of our lunch hour. Not one.

7. One word: “Standards”

I’ll ‘standards’ you in a second.

8. Discovering you’re on a closing shift one night, then an opening shift the next morning

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BRB, making a bed out of blankets from the Homeware section.

9. Seeing this on your day off

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No way are you going in. They can’t make you go in!

10. Watching a customer come through the door at 6.59pm, and knowing what this means

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Another 15 minutes of standing when you could be sitting. In the car. On your way home.

11. And when a customer asks your name

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They’re either trying to be nice, or trying to get you fired. And you’ll have to wait to find out which one it is.

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