Being a cashier isn’t always easy. Believe me! It can be really hard, boring, exhausting and frustrating, especially when you come across a lot of rude people during your shift. I’ve been working in a grocery store for almost ten months now and I’ve already been through so many weird situations, it’s insane! And as much as I try to stay calm and be positive, I really want to scream or run away, sometimes…
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I really don’t like about being a cashier and to discuss some struggles that I’ve been through, so that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this blog post! Grab a drink and enjoy!
❤ Don’t be so rude!
A few months ago, I was sitting in front of the register, cleaning stuff or something, I don’t know. It was really early and there weren’t a lot of people in the store yet, so there wasn’t anything else to do. All of a sudden, this woman came in and tried to enter the store through the exit instead of the main entrance. She didn’t even had the decency to look at me! I cleared my throat and quickly asked her to walk around for security reasons. (I mean, who does this?!) And even though I was very polite, she started to laugh. ‘’Who do you think you’re talking to, little girl? I don’t have to take that from you!’’ Excuse me, how rude can a person be? You’re a customer, not the queen! I mean, I was just doing my job, Gosh! And people aren’t even suppose to enter a store through the exit, everyone knows that!
❤ Blame the cashier.
As a cashier, I don’t choose our prices, I don’t have any control over sales or stock, it’s not my fault that your card isn’t working, I’m not allowed to give you a discount, I don’t make the policies and it is not my fault that you forgot your coupons at home! Stop blaming me!
❤ Drunk people.
I have to deal with drunk people every single day, it is unbelievable! Most of them are just trying to be funny, that’s not so bad, I mean, I can live with that. Some of them like to share their whole life story with me and I don’t want to be rude, but your life is actually none of my business, especially not when you’re drunk… And, of course, some of them have nothing better to do than to bother me with stupid questions or letters! Yeah, letters! You don’t want to know how many times I’ve been asked on a date or to marry someone I don’t even know…
❤ They expect me to know everything!
Some people really don’t get that I just work here and that I don’t know everything. A lot of people assume that I’ve tasted all the food in the store or that I’m some kind of health expert. I can only share my own experience with some of the products, that’s it. This happens a lot and you know, I’m always happy to help a customer, it’s my job, but some of them get really mad if I don’t know something. I mean, leave me alone… I just work here…
❤ Don’t forget your hand sanitizer!
Working at the cash register can be gross, especially when people hand over their money just before they sneezed or wiped their nose… Yeah, it happens a lot… It’s disgusting and disturbing, I know. I barely have time to wash my hands during my shift, that’s why I always bring a hand sanitizer with me. I mean, it’s something!
❤ I’m not a pet…
First of all, it would make things so much easier if you put the money in my hand and not at the conveyor belt. It will fall off and I will not be able to reach it. Also, I would appreciate it if you don’t rest your arm on my register or lean over to take a look at the drawer. It’s very rude! Sweetheart, Honey or Girl is not my name, it’s very awkward and really inappropriate, and it would be nice not to be ignored for once if I ask something… Can’t be too hard, right?
❤ We’re closed.
And finally, the lights are turned off. You’re really eager to go home, you’re hungry and you can’t wait to grab your stuff. And as you start counting the cash, three more people show up and walk to the register as slow as possible with full baskets… Relatable?
There are so many more struggles to discuss, but this is it for today! These are the main things that I have to deal with almost every day. As you can tell, being a cashier can be exhausting. Don’t get me wrong, though; it can be a lot of fun too and it’s not that I don’t like my job. I mean, it’s a very social job. I often get to meet new people, I’ve learned how to act in stressful situations, I have a lot of amazing coworkers and there are a lot of nice people out there as well, people who actually appreciate my work and treat me with respect.
Anyway, I want to thank you for dropping by and feel free to leave a comment! Tell me something about your job. What do you like about your job? What annoys you? Let me know, I’m curious.
Lots of love,