Post # 1
Thank you so so much for everything you do!
Retail: I just want to say thank you for all the work you do putting together everything for the biggest holiday every year. Even though it’s supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year” we all know that 99% of all the people shopping are not the most wonderful around. You not only have to deal with screaming babies, loud music, long hours, pissed off customers, crowds, and putting together all of those displays.
Postal carriers: Thank you for trudging in the snow, the ice, and all of the most extreme weather that no one else would dare go out in. Thank you for spending over time just to deliver the gifts I ordered online because I’m scared of the crowds, and for getting each and every present to my house so I can give it to those I love.
Post # 4
Amen, especially since I just ordered a very last minute gift online, and it will be here by Dec. 24th ! 🙂
Post # 5
I also have to say thank you for everyone who has to work on Christmas day and can’t be with their family!
Post # 6
oh gosh yes, i couldnt work in retail – those people deserve a paid day off!
Post # 7
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
Yes thank you! And thank you to restaurant employees who deal with the same things and still wait on us so nicely!
Post # 9
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
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 # 12
@heathaah: I work in coffee/food service and I totally agree! I was having a discussion with a co-worker the other day and we both agreed that most people should have a manditory period of time in their life where they have to work in customer service to understand what we go through on a daily basis.
Post # 13
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
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
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.