15 Things That Happen When You Work In Retail At Christmas

According to Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas!


1. Mandatory Christmas uniforms.

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"Yes, it's itchy. No, I can't take it off."

2. Putting up holiday displays.

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You never want to see another paper snowflake again.

3. When customers ask you to look in the back.

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It's NOT actually a magic Christmas portal.

4. Having to deal with rude customers.

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"Whatever you're mad about, it definitely isn't my fault. I'm sorry."

5. Having to deal with customers in general.

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Retail makes you look at people in a whole new way.

6. Fighting to get some time off.

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"JUST ONE DAY OFF! PLEASE?!"

7. Being given pity stares for working during the Holidays.

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Then again, if they really cared then they wouldn't come shopping.

8. Christmas music 24/7.

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"I don't remember what silence even sounds like."

9. Feeling like a worldly old-timer after the season is over.

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"You won't believe the things I've seen."

10. Explaining to your family why you have to go back to work so soon after Christmas.

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Your mom will stop making you feel guilty eventually, we promise.

11. Fantasizing about having a normal job.

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One day this will all be one bad dream.

12. Getting jealous of everyone who gets a full Christmas vacation.

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You don't know misery until you've worked on New Year's Day.

13. Getting really close with your work colleagues.

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Friends who work ALL the hours together, stay together.

14. Having to pretend you're EXTRA cheerful.

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You didn't know that your cheeks could hurt like this!

15. But it's all worth it when you get paid your Christmas overtime.

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Right?

Have you ever had to work during the holidays?

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