Posted 15 hours ago
The first thing I noticed on my first day on the job is that in retail no one sits. Ever. It didn’t matter if it was at the beginning of my shift, if the store was empty, or if my knees, back, and feet ached from hours of standing. Park your behind while on the clock, went the unspoken rule, and you might find it on a park bench scanning the want-ads for a new job. Another quick observation: Working in retail takes more skill than just selling stuff. Besides the mindless tasks one expects—folding, stacking, sorting, fetching things for customers—I frequently had to tackle a series of housekeeping chores that Stretch never mentioned in our welcome-aboard chat. Performed during the late shift, those chores usually meant I’d have to stay well past the scheduled 9 p.m. quitting time. Mop the floors in the bathroom, replace the toilet paper and scrub the toilets if necessary. Vacuum. Empty the garbage. Wipe down the glass front doors, every night, even if they don’t really need it. It was all part of the job, done after your shift has ended but without overtime pay.

My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor (via azspot)

It’s the fine print that comes with jobs like this that often make them burdens. Ballooning expectations for as minimal pay as possible.

(via invisiblelad)

Everyone should work retail, a retail Christmas preferably, once in their lives. It makes you a better customer.

(via mommapolitico)

^^^^ At least once in their lifetime. $1 tax credit for life with proof of compliance.

(via bilt2tumble)

Retail can be fucking brutal physically and mentally.  But because it never, ever lets up, I eventually got so used to it that I didn’t fully realize just how much of a toll my retail job had taken on me until I had to quit and suddenly I just felt SO MUCH BETTER ALL OF THE TIME.

(via slipstreamborne)

Anyone who ever disrespects anyone in retail/food service is not someone I want to hang out with. Having worked both, let me tell you, that shit is ROUGH.

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Posted 1 day ago

Do you have any secrets that would help you get through a zombie apocalypse? (x)

No idea who this is or why he’s saying that, but it’s great.

(Source: keirakniglhtley)

Posted 1 day ago

resentment

thechibrarian:

there is a patron who came in one saturday when i was working on a display and stole my scissors. one minute they were there and the next they were gone. they were REALLY good scissors and i haven’t found another pair like them in my branch since she took them. she continues to come in just about every saturday and i think of those scissors every time i see her and i’m all like

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This is why I keep the good scissors hidden in the back. I was only mildly annoyed when the scissors at the public desk went missing today. (Annoyed because a patron needed to borrow some and they weren’t there.)

Posted 2 days ago

Yes! This is the bit I was looking for! Thank you.

Posted 2 days ago

I know me, I will ruin this.

Argh!

Posted 2 days ago
Posted 2 days ago
I wish I started this book sooner.
Most people who read books  (via gtpubliclibrary)

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve said that, it probably would’ve covered all the library fines I’ve built up over the years.

(Source: theshelfdiaries)

Posted 2 days ago

tomw91:

german proverbs translated word for word.

No one ever explain the salad one to me. I love it just as it is.

Posted 2 days ago

sarahreesbrennan:

alderaantimesalderaanplaces:

"Doves had appeared from somewhere - Beauty believed that the furniture had kidnapped them somehow." is by far the greatest line in any fairy tale retelling I have ever read.  And I own an entire bookcase of retold fairy tales.

I feel this is an excellent clue to ‘How Sarah’s Uh, Retellings, Are, Um, Idiosyncratic.’ ;)

And an excellent compliment: I am so happy that some people like my strange ways.

Sold. No really. I just bought the eBook. The future is magic guys.

Posted 3 days ago

amoying:

yeah fucking dumb ass bread

Well, nerd-brarian? Why? Why no talking bread?

(Source: bradventuretime)

Posted 3 days ago

The First Single by The Format

The book I’m reading just reminded me of this song (there are playlists for each chapter), and suddenly I’m 21 again. But just the good parts. Or maybe its all this pleasant sunny weather?

Posted 3 days ago

librarymayhem:

Please note the three instances of ‘cats’ showing up on our geek board from this morning.

My favorite was probably the little girl who told me that green beans are what she geeks.

Tip: we used geek stickers to cover the inevitable swears/I geek boobs/etc. on our board.

Posted 4 days ago
zordac:

comicsalliance:

Something to Be Thankful For: Secret Pizza

OH MY GOD I had this cookbook ”The DC Super Heroes Super Healthy Cookbook: Good food kids can make themselves.” when I was little and I LOVED IT. Don’t think I ever made anything from it though, I remember Wonder Woman making some kind of juice that I really wanted to try …
http://ladiesofcomicazi.com/2013/03/20/cooking-with-batman-the-dc-super-heroes-super-healthy-cookbook/

I had a toy juicer as a kid. Or a kid sized juicer? It was a weird present and my parents IMMEDIATELY lost the batteries.

In other weird nostalgia, anyone else remember these things?

zordac:

comicsalliance:

Something to Be Thankful For: Secret Pizza

OH MY GOD I had this cookbook ”The DC Super Heroes Super Healthy Cookbook: Good food kids can make themselves.” when I was little and I LOVED IT. Don’t think I ever made anything from it though, I remember Wonder Woman making some kind of juice that I really wanted to try …

http://ladiesofcomicazi.com/2013/03/20/cooking-with-batman-the-dc-super-heroes-super-healthy-cookbook/

I had a toy juicer as a kid. Or a kid sized juicer? It was a weird present and my parents IMMEDIATELY lost the batteries.

In other weird nostalgia, anyone else remember these things?

Posted 4 days ago
Posted 4 days ago
comicsalliance:

Something to Be Thankful For: Secret Pizza
God, Green Arrow, you’re such a douchebag. You’re not only hiding your Hot Pocket from Wonder Woman in an insultingly obvious way, you’re going to come clean as soon as you’re done eating and make her one — explicitly so that you can take a bite out of it. It’s no wonder you got stabbed in the neck with an arrow by your wife on your wedding night.
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For a second I imagined a pizza based super power, then I read that last note. Wow. I hope he was stabbed in the neck over pizza toppings.

comicsalliance:

Something to Be Thankful For: Secret Pizza

God, Green Arrow, you’re such a douchebag. You’re not only hiding your Hot Pocket from Wonder Woman in an insultingly obvious way, you’re going to come clean as soon as you’re done eating and make her one — explicitly so that you can take a bite out of it. It’s no wonder you got stabbed in the neck with an arrow by your wife on your wedding night.

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For a second I imagined a pizza based super power, then I read that last note. Wow. I hope he was stabbed in the neck over pizza toppings.