(Closed) To all the people who work in retail/postal carriers:

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I second that!

Good post sweetrose!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Amen, especially since I just ordered a very last minute gift online, and it will be here by Dec. 24th ! 🙂 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

oh gosh yes, i couldnt work in retail – those people deserve a paid day off!

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree!! I am thankful that you guys are doing a great job and  sorry you have to deal with all the people with less than stellar attitudes.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes thank you!  And thank you to restaurant employees who deal with the same things and still wait on us so nicely!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

As someone who was a retail manager for 8 years (up until 2 years ago) I can not thank you enough for saying that!  We would work 6 day weeks, 12 hour + shifts from Thanksgiving to Christmas…it was awful and I missed so many family events. 

For this reason, I am as nice as I can possibly be to retail employees.  When they ask how you are, please ask them back…and say Thank you!!!  Be patient when the register system acts up.  These little things will make their days much easier!  Of course I am preaching to the chior here, since anyone visiting this page is obviously very grateful to postal and retail workers! 

🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I just finished my retail job, I put in my two week notice last week… it is a relief! Although I had so many funny experiences with that jobs, you really have to laugh at the people who take shopping so seriously!!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

So true!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

y’all rock. I am a postal carrier and OMG.  We have at least 100 packages on some of our routes to deliver.  Being a new carrier it is very difficult. I even started to HATE Christmas because of all of the gifts and the deadlines etc.

 

Thank you so much for saying this.  It means sooooo much to me that we are actually appreciated.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I worked retail when I was younger, and I really enjoyed the holiday season, especially the days after Thanksgiving and Christmas. I always volunteered to work the 5am-1pm shift – there was something neat about getting there to set everything up, and how peaceful everything was; contrasted with how crazy it got when the store opened. Then again, I also spent a couple of years doing veterinary emergency medicine, so maybe I’m just one of those people who does really well going from calmness to insanity.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh, man, I worked at Regal Cinemas, Chick-fil-a, American Eagle and Target all in the past and oh, man does it suck.  The mall in general and finding parking sucks!  Thanks for everyone who is doing it now.  I try to be very nice to people who have to work.

But I think a special shout-out, goes out to the nurses and doctors who have to work almost every holiday and  some having to work very long shifts.  Thanks for taking care of my husband when he’s had to be in the hospital over the hoildays.

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