Where a 1/4" inch is life and death
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – November 3, 2017
This seven-week stint into the world of resets in retail stores did get me into good shape, paid exercise if you will. But the rest of it was unpleasant: thuggish supervisors, a humorless lead, and an obsessive/compulsive liaison who would have a fit if a shelf tag was more than a 1/4" offset from the product it referred to. These stores were filthy, yet we were expected to restore shelves to like-new condition.
They did follow all labor laws, allowing for breaks and lunches, and did not expect you to free time. It's drudging and back breaking work, often in cold conditions when working dairy or frozen foods. I'm glad I was Smart enough to make my Final day sooner than later.