16 Monumental Moments You Experience Working in Retail

Anyone who has worked in retail can tell you working in a store is no walk in the park. At times, you may even hate everything about it. But sometimes, thinking about these small victories can brighten up your day and make you realize just how far you’ve come.

1. Your first paycheck.


2. Your first #timeandahalf shift.Retail 2

3. The first time you were able to close without this happening.


4. Your first staff selling competition.retail15

5. Surviving your first Black Friday.


6. The first time a customer actually listened to what you had to say and took it into consideration.


7. The first time you met a pre-teen that was actually nice and respectful.


8. Your first holiday season.

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9. The first time you had to reschedule social plans to fit around your work schedule.


10. The first time you got an angry customer to calm down.

retail711. The first time you convinced a customer to buy something.


12. The first time this happened.

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13. When you finally made friends at work after bonding over your mutual hatred of Top 40 music.


14. The first time a customer responded to your greeting with something other than “I’m just looking!”retail14

15. The first time you broke a rule.


16. The first time you properly used that glitchy credit card machine.reail10

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