We've all worked retail at one point in our lives. Whether it was as a teenager, or just to earn some extra cash as an adult. And perhaps the worst job in a retail setting is being a cashier. If you stack shelves, you don't have to interact with customers all that much. But as a cashier, you have to deal with items not scanning correctly, cards getting declined, and so much more.
For example, you underestimate just how long most cashiers have to stand in one place. It's is exhausting — and to make matters worse, customers like to blame them for everything from a price coming out wrong or the register not accepting a coupon. Cashiers don't have a secret vendetta against you saving 10 percent on your purchase or using that two-for-one deal, so next time you are in line at a store be nicer to your cashier.
To help with that mission, cashiers joined forces on Twitter to reveal the most annoying things that customers do (sometimes without realizing) so we suggest taking some notes to prepare for your next shopping trip. From pulling out the exact change after the cashier already closed the register to asking dumb questions (People don't wear name tags for fun) chances are you will find something you are guilty of doing.
Twitter user @PettyMamii recently decided to ask her cashier followers their biggest pet peeves when it comes to customers, and they're all way too real.
As a cashier what’s one of your biggest pet peeves ? I need to vent 😭— ✨ (@PETTYMAMII) April 18, 2018
This isn't how capitalism works.
No one said there would be math involved.
when they give you change right after you typed it in and got to do the math our selfs— KayJ (@KiraaNikole) April 18, 2018
Take a guess.
When they ask if I’m open, and I’m standing right behind the cash register. “ like no, I️ like to stand back here for fun”— nate 🤩 (@NateMendez18) April 18, 2018
How is this my fault again?
When the older ppl wanna tell you their whole life story. While ppl waiting behind them— lyric (@itsjustlyric) April 18, 2018
people daydreaming when their card is the the thing 🙄 take it out!!!— røve 💛 (@takiyahdanae) April 18, 2018
when someone asks “do you work here” nah bich im just chillin behind the counter for the hell of it 🙄— sensei ✨ (@dxkotaa) April 18, 2018
When people walk into the store and you greet them and they don’t even look at you— Cait The Saint (@CaitlynDoss) April 18, 2018
You trying to steal my job?!
When you’re working late/ holidays and they wanna ask why I’m there.. YOU!! I’m here because you needed bread at midnight Barbra 🙄— Sapphire Marie (@thatgirlsapph) April 19, 2018
That's not how any of this works.
When I’m clearly helping another customer and they ignore the line & come up to the register and tell you that they have a problem .😑— Jordella🌹 (@iamjordynn1) April 18, 2018
When customers ask to get the manager so the manager can tell them the same shit I told them 💯— Erica Merlot (@jewelcasequeen) April 19, 2018
People complaining to me about prices like I make em lol— mountlakehawaii (@mountlakehawaii) April 18, 2018
Shoppers need to learn from this.