I believe that everyone should have to work in customer service at least once, even if its just for a short while. There are things that you could not fathom about the way people interact/go about their daily lives without doing so. You see grown adults throw tantrums, people give in to screaming/rotten children's requests for toys/candy/something else they don't deserve, and learn that the customer IS indeed always right; even when they're not. I have been a retail drone for almost two years, and I am a changed person because of it. I know not to talk to people like they are garbage, I am more patient, I understand that employees sometimes have the right to be a bit grumpy, and (maybe most importantly) I know how freaking fitting rooms and lines for the registers work.
Luckily, I am about through with my days as a "customer service associate", and I've been thinking back to all the ridiculous encounters I've had with shoplifters, uppity shoppers, and just plain weirdos. I have been yelled at, asked to carry furniture that weighs more than I do by people who are able/stronger, sneezed on, helped people get out of garments they shouldn't have attempted to squeeze into, been prank called by prepubescent boys, and even had someone pee in a dressing room. Yes, it's been a glamorous life, you guys. Jeesh.
What terrible jobs have you guys had to endure?
Sunglasses/bag- Gabriel Brothers
Dress/sweater- T.J. Maxx
Necklace- Forever 21