START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
Nov 7, 2013

As previously mentioned, I work in retail. To be a little more specific I work in an op shop. (That's Aussie for Charity shop, btw)

Charity shops can be pretty hectic. Things can get messy fast. Sometimes it's jerky customers treating the store like a pig sty (Not ok.), sometimes it's well intentioned customers putting things back worng. (perfectly fine, we appreciate the intent, they probably got it wrong due to the nature of the store.) Sometimes things just fall off the coat hangers or the rack. Lately there's been two disturbing trends. It Looks well intentioned, but is so obviously wrong that it's just jerky. 

The first,  putting two things on the same hanger. No the do not go together. Sure, you may have wanted to get it off the floor, but when do you see things in a store, ever, that's on the same hanger when the two aren't part of a set? never. 

the second and by far most disturbing, putting the clothes back inside out. That's not how you hang things. Just no.

Some people may see this and think I'm getting my panties in a twist over nothing. But keep in mind this is a charity store. it's pretty uncommon to find 2 items the same we can't tell at a glace when something is out of place (apart from the obvious) we'd have to go through every single item of clothing (out of thousands of items- and that's just the small stores.) non-stop throughout the day. and that wouldn't even keep the store perfect. We go through them when they look messier than usual and when we do the returns once a week. 

Basically that means that these two problems go unnoticed for a while. The usual problem is misplaced items. which most shoppers attribute to customers putting things back in the wrong spot. Or clothes facing the wrong way, which many customers don't even realise is a thing. 

but having two things on the same hanger or having them inside out just makes the store look bad. Someone sees that and suddenly it's like the store is gross, the employees are lazy. Suddenly our reputation goes down.

Please, if you're going to put things away yourself with so little care, just go up to the counter and say "this was on the floor" or "I don't want this" and let the staff do their jobs. 

Visibility: Everyone
Posted: Thursday November 7, 2013, 10:00 pm
Tags: [add/edit tags]

Group Discussions
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:


Anka Devorn
female, age 24,
(0 comments  |  discussions )
You know those posts. The disgusting parasitic bs created for page likes instead of actually helping. How hard is it, honestly, to link to a charity about the specific thing you\'re posting about instead of just linking to yourself and farming lik...
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\nhttp://lunulata.tumblr. com/post/49051381324/toda y-i-got-to-witness-some-p retty-extreme-andThe above link is to a story by a blogger about some parents that were being generally rude and annoying. A lot of it is dietary specifics but if you can imagin...
(0 comments  |  discussions )
According to the spam I keep getting, it\'s a SUPR SERCRET CODE THAT TELLS YOU WHICH HAS THE CHEMICALS!Not, it\'s not. that\'s dumb.Imagine a factory. there\'s a line of foil/paper/whatever going down the line. it gets printed on (including the eye mark (...

No shares

Mar 31
Blog: How to Extend the Life of your TRIAD Boilers by Kayleigh L.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nHow to Extend the Life of your TRIAD Boilers \\r\\n \\r\\nCorlis Engine Review\\r\\nEvery user desires to prolong the life of a unit. TRIAD assists their clients in achieving this important objective by informing them of ways they can avoid problems... more
Feb 27
Blog: Dr Oz Weight Loss - The 100% Natural And Very Efficient Diet Pill by Debra S.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nYes, Dr. Oz called Garcinia Cambogia Extract (HCA) the Holy Grail of Weight Loss. He went on to say, “Anytime I see a scientist get this excited about something like Garcinia Cambogia Extract and when I looked through some of this research and... more
Blog: My Favorite Websites by krysta I.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nIFAW:\\r\\nOCEANA\\r\\nPETA:\\r\\nEARTH 911:\\r\\nANI MALs ASIA:\\r\\n \\r\\n\\r\\n\\n more
Feb 21
Blog: testing one two three by Geoff M.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — hello world more
Blog: Garcinia Cambogia Reviews From Actual People Garcinia Pure Extract Is A Huge Success February 20 by Dany M.
(0 comments  |  0 discussions ) — \\nGarcinia Cambogia Reviews From Actual People Garcinia Pure Extract Is A Huge Success February 20\\r\\nGarcinia Cambogia System The Dr. Oz Lose Weight Quick Process Without Having Side Effects\\r\\nHe went on to say, “At any time I see a researcher... more
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.