Australian retail worker lists the twelve things she hates that customers do


Retail worker, 19, reveals the TWELVE biggest ‘icks’ that customers do and she can’t stand: ‘It is actually so annoying’

  • The young woman listed twelve pet hates from her job
  • Including customers who lack ‘common sense’ and crack jokes

An Australian retail worker has shared the twelve things customers do that she cannot stand.

Tamika Alecia, from South Australia, slammed customers who lack ‘common sense’, crack jokes and complain about the price or want products for free.

‘The amount of people that lack common knowledge baffles me,’ the 19-year-old said.

A 19-year-old Australian retail worker, Tamika Alecia (pictured), has shared twelve things all customers do that she cannot stand

Her long list slammed customers who lack 'common sense', crack jokes and complain about the price or want products for free (pictured)

The amount of people that lack common knowledge baffles me,' the young woman said

Her long list slammed customers who lack ‘common sense’, crack jokes and complain about the price or want products for free (pictured). ‘The amount of people that lack common knowledge baffles me,’ the young woman said

Her number one ‘ick’ is that ‘common sense isn’t common’ when it comes to her customers.

She complained that they walk into the store and ask the ‘most stupid questions’ or ask about something that is right in front of them because they’re ‘oblivious’.

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The second thing that annoys her is when shoppers don’t go to the register she is working at.

She explained that her store has two registers that are far apart and customers often walk to the one with no one on it rather than coming to the one she is waiting at.

Tamika also said it’s frustrating for retail workers when customers say they will pay with card but then give cash.

She explained that the point of sale in her store is very slow and freezes so customers changing their mind halfway through a sale is a pain.

Tamika’s ‘personal favourite’ ick that ‘really gets on [her] nerves’ is when she asks a customer if they want a bag and they say “if you’ve got one”. 

‘Like no I don’t actually have any left I was just asking for fun,’ she joked.

Another infuriating habit is when a product won’t scan and customers joke that it must be free.

A big pet hate for her is when customers ask for a sample of ‘everything in the store’ when the store only samples their new products.

‘No I’m not going to take it off the wall just for you to try it, how about you buy it?’ she snapped.

Tamika said something that is really frustrating for retail workers is when shoppers come into the store at the last minute.

‘Between four and five o’clock we have no customers and then they’ll try to come in at 4.59pm. You’ve had all day and you want to come in last minute,’ she said.

She also hates when customers shake on the door to see if the store is opened after staff have locked up.

12 customer habits that annoy retail workers:

1. When customers ask obvious questions

2. When customers don’t go to a register with a staff member on it

3. When customers say they will pay with card but then give cash

4. When workers ask a customer if they want a bag and they say “if you’ve got one”

5. When a product won’t scan and customers joke that it must be free

6. When customers ask for a sample of everything in the store

7. When shoppers come into the store at the last minute

8. When customers shake the door to see if it is open after staff have locked up

9. When customers don’t read the price list and ask for the price of a product 

10. When workers greet a customer and they rudely respond “I’m just looking”

11. When staff go to a different shop and customers ask if they work there

12. When shoppers say “it’s cheaper at the supermarket”

(Source: tamikaalecia)

‘I’m not going to open it for you, you’re not coming in,’ she said.

The retail worker said another thing customers often fail to read signs.

She explained that shoppers ask the price of something when there is a price list ‘right in front of them’.

‘Oh my god, read! Open your eyes, please,’ she said.

Another of Tamika’s ‘personal favourites’ is when workers greet a customer and they rudely respond “I’m just looking”.

‘No need to be so aggressive, just say hi. It’s okay’ she said.

She said she also gets annoyed when she goes to a different shop in her work uniform and shoppers ask her if she works there.

Her final retail pet peeve is when shoppers say “it’s cheaper at the supermarket”.

‘I don’t really care, go there, it’s fine. I don’t control the prices, I’m sorry,’ Tamika said.

Several retail workers wholeheartedly agreed with her points.

‘Everything you said is too relatable,’ one woman said.

One worker said she also hates when customers ask the price that’s listed on a sign.

‘People are illiterate,’ Tamika agreed. 

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