This time of year a huge thank you goes to postal workers, Amazon workers, delivery drivers and retail workers who scramble to help everyone get gifts in time for the holiday.
While more shopping than ever is done online, there is still a lot of in person shopping done and kudos to those cleaning up stores, ringing up customers as quick as they can and helping customers find what they need.
While I was in college I worked part time at Old Navy. During the school year I couldn’t work much due to classes and xc and track practices. I worked a lot in the summer which was often slow and during the holidays which were the total opposite and very busy.
You would be surprised how many people shop up to the last minute. Like you would have to kick them out of the store on Christmas Eve at closing time late. But it wasn’t just the days before Christmas that were busy, it was the days after. I always thought these days were worse and even busier. There would be a ton of returns. And returns always required a manager and so lines would be even longer as you waited for a manager to give approval before you could move on to the next customer. More people would be out spending their Christmas money and it was incredibly busy.
I would work closing which would be late during the holidays as extra time was needed to clean up the mess from the busy shoppers. I didn’t mind the extra money during the holidays but the days were long and tiring and crazy.
So if you’re part of the mad last minute holiday rush be nice to the cashiers and retail workers who are busier than ever. Be nice to the delivery drivers and postal workers ensuring everything gets to everyone before the holiday. It’s a crazy time of year and a little kindness can go a long way.
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