It’s the fine print that comes with jobs like this that often make them burdens. Ballooning expectations for as minimal pay as possible.
Everyone should work retail, a retail Christmas preferably, once in their lives. It makes you a better customer.
^^^^ At least once in their lifetime. $1 tax credit for life with proof of compliance.
Retail can be fucking brutal physically and mentally. But because it never, ever lets up, I eventually got so used to it that I didn’t fully realize just how much of a toll my retail job had taken on me until I had to quit and suddenly I just felt SO MUCH BETTER ALL OF THE TIME.
Anyone who ever disrespects anyone in retail/food service is not someone I want to hang out with. Having worked both, let me tell you, that shit is ROUGH.
You should read the entire article if you have a chance.
Working in retail is hard, and I’m glad he brings up the fact that it’s difficult (nearly impossible) to support one person, let alone a family, on a minimum wage job, but that people are still fighting for these jobs.(via chantelbrenna)