If you’ve ever had a job where you have to work with the public on a daily basis, you know it can be soul-sucking in a major way. Dealing with those customers gets REALLY OLD, REALLY FAST.
Most people are pretty nice, but there are also those folks who seem to live to make your life miserable.
Either way, customer service jobs are a major grind and can lead to some brain drain. And these tweets sum it up.
1. Did that make sense?
Brain cell 1: say have a nice day
Brain cell 2: nah say have a good one
Mouth: Haven gice done
— Cam 🙂 (@TheTrueCam) July 17, 2018
2. Speaking the truth, right there.
An 8 hour shift from 7am to 3pm is completely different to an 8 hour shift from 12pm to 8pm.
— Jihad (@bombanta) July 5, 2019
3. Yeah, thanks a lot!
the weirdest flex of all time is when customers come in 1 minute before you close and say “we made it just in time!!” ya just in time to ruin my mood carol
— hannah Ⓥ (@yllwgirl) October 31, 2018
4. You’ll never forget those days.
Sometimes I hear songs that played when I worked in retail and I get PTSD
— Erin Skoog (@erinskoog) September 14, 2018
5. Well, I’m not here by choice.
Ppl will really b like “omg I cant believe you have to work on thanksgiving, you should be home with you family!” While I’m scanning their shit like??? You’re the fucking reason Karen. Go home
— ? (@ronsposting) November 17, 2018
6. I’m mopping for fun.
“Are you closed??????”
no ma’am, we actually just decided to lock the front and start mopping for fun
— ????? (@katiekml) August 5, 2018
7. Maybe it’s not that kind.
just heard a customer two aisles over go “Hey, I think this is that special glass that doesn’t shatter when you drop it” followed by the sound of shattering glass. i hate retail
— queen of the clouds (@cherryemoticon) August 15, 2019
8. Why is it always that way?
Millennial who is probably struggling to pay for their rent and education: tips at least 20% every time
Above 40 with a platinum black credit card that weighs 3lbs: $1
— A (@AndreaSpencee) January 29, 2018
9. You might need a vacation.
A customer asked me if they could pay by card today and I replied “Sure thing chicken wing” and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. Someone put me in the bin
— NeevForSpeed (@niamhpadden) October 17, 2018
10. What do you want me to do about it?
Working in retail was wild, people just tell you things about their personal life and you just stand there… Not knowin' how to respond to “I'm going to a funeral” or “I’m getting a divorce” like that sucks… $13.48 is your total.
— AGAR and 99 Others (@utterly_black) June 29, 2018
11. Laughing for dollars.
The amount of times i have to fake laugh at my job, is exhausting
— Chili (@_triplekat) June 21, 2018
12. Hahahaha, hey o!
me: can I get you anything else?
customer: yeah, a million dollars
— earth angel ♉︎ (@fvckseaworId) April 17, 2018
13. Just doing this on a volunteer basis.
Customer: do you work here?
me: no I just wear a name tag and carry a walkie around for fun
— Rae of sunshine✨☀️?? (@_Racheeeenn) December 2, 2016
14. Am I allowed to have a bathroom break?
When ur hustling to the bathroom & 5 people ask for ur help. Like yo I'm about to pee myself I'd rather not share it w/ u #retailproblems pic.twitter.com/cUVtkiXKmw
— nxtxlie (@thisradicalgnat) March 27, 2017
15. The door is over there.
customer: well at *insert store* I can get it cheaper over there..
inside your head: well take yo ass over there then!!#workingretail pic.twitter.com/vrj83zVrq2
— talk to me, talk to me babyyy (@hotboy6000) September 29, 2016
Did those tweets look familiar? They sure did for me.
Share your customer service nightmare and horror stories with us in the comments, please!