Workers Refuse Retail Jobs Over Bad Treatment And Low Pay

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Shiavon Chatman
October 12, 2021

There are thousands of open retail jobs hiring in preparation for a busy holiday shopping season – but instead of people flocking to fill out job applications, your favorite stores might be understaffed

Could that be because of long lines, angry customers, insane hours, and terrible pay?

Sales are expected to increase this season compared to last year, but many stores are struggling to get enough workers. They’re offering perks, bonuses, and even slightly higher pay – but it isn’t working.

Why aren't people rushing to take advantage of these opportunities? 

Retail can be some of the lowest-paid and most underappreciated jobs you can do. Working holidays, missing family time, long, stressful hours, dehumanizing bosses, and rude customers are expected. A few extra bucks doesn’t seem to be cutting it this time around.

The perks on offer aren’t enough to make up for the toxicity that comes with working retail – especially over the holiday season. 

The pandemic may have shifted the relationship between workers and employment for good – if these companies want staff, they might have to start treating workers like human beings instead of giving a few extra bucks!

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