• *banging my fists on a table* LET CASHIERS HAVE
CHAIRS
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cashiers dont have chairs where you live? wtf
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in america: if youre not standing, youre not working
a polyglotplatypus
in europe if youre working youre working. chairs help
you. what the fuck is up wih america
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PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES GET TO SIT
WHILE WORKING???
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America needs help
I love cultural realizations like this. it surprised me so
much when I went to Europe and cashiers were sitting
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    • It's cheaper to not purchase chairs
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    • We can’t even fucking lean on a counter at work. You ain’t constantly moving for 8 hours straight then you ain’t working.
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    • I love how America tries to make everything difficult on everyone. Yet other countries are actually working for quality of life
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    • Yeah, the "Look Busy" logic always pisses me off. It's a waste of energy and resources. Should I do cartwheels and tumbles as I restock all the shelves? Then why does it matter if I sit on the floor for five seconds to reorganize the bottom shelves?
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    • Wait till they hear about wage theft by the upper class
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    • My manager prefers the phrase “If you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got time to clean”
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    • Companies act like humans are design to stand for 12 hours a day even if they aren't helping anyone
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    • I get that they cost money but why won't most places let you bring your own
      EdgeRuko 5 aug
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    • I had a coworker who was forced to find another job because she broke her leg and she asked them if she could use this old stool behind the main desk, and they told her that when we sit it makes us look lazy and if she couldn’t stand, she couldn’t fulfill the job requirements.
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    • They sit in aldi's in America but that's the only chain store I know of where they do
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    • See this is a thing and then at the same time if you saw a morbidly obese cashier sitting you'd say "Typical American fatass over here can't even stand for a shift". Pick one
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    • I’m starting to think America doesn’t have a healthy view of workers
      hdkmx_v2 5 aug
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    • I was in Germany, Poland, and Latvia and I can confirm that they did NOT have chairs when working in fast food
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    • If i so much as leaned on the counter I got reprimand. This was also after I tore my Achilles. I had a medical note and everything and they bitch when I had to sit down. Wack
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    • Fucking work on an american base in Germany, everywhere else has chairs. I told my manager this, he said no they dont, Bitch also lives in Germany.
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    • “If you got time to lean you got time to clean.” Famous American slogan lol
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    • I love America, I truly do, but can we please adopt some of the European work practices? Like more vacation time, employee respect, understanding of mental/physical health?
      IonKanun 6 aug
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    • Aldi's does this in the US.
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    • A lot of idiots here who think employees don’t deserve to sit but instead deserve to stand there like a fcking lawn jockey all damn day long.
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    • As a former cashier, I can tell you that chairs would significantly decrease how much I want to k i l l myself while working, make me be significantly more polite to customers, and just overall boost my productivity by at least 200%.
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    • Cashiers in other countries only have chairs if they work as a store cleric, not fast food restaurants.
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    • For real tho. I used to work register at my old restaurant job and we would have 2 hour periods where no customers were coming but i couldn't leave the register. So i grabbed a chair and got soooo many dirty looks from my coworkers
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    • Americans are already pretty over weight on average. Maybe we should stand for awhile
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    • I got yelled at by management for sitting and drinking water after pushing carts across the Walmart parking lot for three hours straight without a break cuz I was the only one working that day
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    • We have to stand all day but we aren’t allowed to use the stools while we stand there in place so sometimes me n my coworkers lean on the counter and our manager has the audacity to bother us about it while she’ll go and sit on the STOOLS
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    • Okay but certain places cant have chairs, like the subway i work at, since so many people are behind the counter. But like walmart and WinCo and fred myers? FUUUUCK yes
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    • I've been a cashier and standing isn't hard at all stop being a bitch
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    • If I were able to sit as a cashier, I wouldn't have knee and back problems, now.
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    • I have severe back problems, every time I sit in a chair at the register my manager tells me to stand up and “get a doctors note” bitch I’m a cashier at target I can’t afford a doctors note
      BlueSil 6 aug
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    • Everyone’s mentioning ALDI’s but like... it’s a German supermarket chain y’all 😐
      Loilie 6 aug
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    • Guys, I legit have lower back pain from a crowbar to the back s couple years back. I tell all the jobs I work at this and that I need a break at least once a day to sit or lay so my back can ease up on me and no matter what they forget and I can only stand there and work constantly :/ what do I do?
      Ceru 5 aug
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    • TUMBLR tards too fat to stand
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    • I’m pretty sure if you have a note you can get a chair. But a doctor has to approve you that chair time or no go.
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    • Lazy ass Europeans, sitting while they work. I bet they sit while they eat as well. Sad
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    • America is literally a country of unwilling workaholics because if you don't work 50 hours a week you're a lazy scumbag that doesn't deserve what very little they have
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    • The thing is, if you are sitting down you are less motivated to approach the customer and help them pick something out, depending on the situation ofc. Our employee (female 38 years old) has been with us for almost 18 years and she always had a seat. She was starting to get sluggish about 3 years...
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    • Imagine working these back breaking jobs only to get on here and see people crying bc they can’t set in a chair while counting change. Maybe America isn’t the problem.
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    • A study found that standing makes workers 25% more productive, so now a lot of businesses don't give their workers chairs
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    • America is currently just a bad fever dream and you can't change my mind.
      RattyRat 6 aug
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    • My ex had a job where she was always on her back. That’s why she’s my ex.
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    • Bruh, how the fuck are people really gonna complain about being on your feet for 8 hours, no wonder this country is so fucking obese
      Joby643 5 aug
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    • imagine complaining about standing
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    • The American capitalist isn’t happy unless you constantly struggle and stress your entire life
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    • Literally the reason I quit cashiering. Couldn't stand the back pain
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    • America bosses (not all but most) tend to suck. I worked nine days in a freakin row all 7-8 hour days plus extra shifts because people kept callin in. Not first time either. First day off he says he needs me in I asked him to find someone else.
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    • Actually though does anyone know how to fix my knee/lower thigh pain? I've only been working for a month and a half and my left knee would buckle and I can't stand once I get home and get off it, but now the pain and buckling is happening all the time and not just after work.
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    • I worked in a lumber yard and my asshole boss wouldn't even let us sit to take a break when we were just waiting for him to start the chain.
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    • Are people really complaining about people wanting to be comfortable? What the fuck is wrong with some of you
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    • "If you have time to lean you have time to clean"
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    • America should also have the infostrucrure of MOST other countries. Sidewalks or whatever to get the excercise we need which in turn, would make us happier healthier workers.
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    • Reddit post aside it is pretty fucking dumb that you can't sit. I used to work at a theater and every so often I would get ticket duty and have to stand behind the booth for 8hours and pretty much do nothing. One day is fine but when they're back to back it became irritating
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    • Honestly, my manager sits in the back all day while the employees do all the standing, then has the audacity to say that her legs hurt too when someone complains that their feet are bout to fall off.
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    • Eh duh yes ofcourse we get to sit down. Surely it's not that bad in usa is it? You do also get paid for overtime and vecation paid don't you?
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    • I couldn't imagine big fat Walmart bitches sitting down and ringing my ass up hell naw. Europe is retarded as fuck and just as fat.
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    • My boss doesn't seem to understand that there are times where there is literally nothing to do for like 45 minutes to an hour between 7 and 8.
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    • To be fair there is limited behind the counter space at most fast food restaurants. I can tell you if someone pulled out a fucking stool at the register at McDonald's - it wouldve been an obstacle. Too in way, too much of a hazard.
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    • The only time I’ve ever seen a cashier sit in a chair in my retail store was when they were pregnant
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    • Gotta love those stupid ass mats they try to give you. I was an I.T guy for a warehouse and they tried to take our chairs away so we all left, they gave them back. Then they tried to say no drinks at our desks so we gave them the osha manual saying with no drinks at our desk means we can leave for a
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    • “Kitchen employees laughing in the back of the room creepishly”
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    • I have a shift leader who, if everything is caught up and you have nothing else to do, will come up with new bs stuff and get angry if you have nothing to do, but also angry if you are falling behind. She had me dump trash alone during an intense thunderstorm. Yet she stays talking on the phone for
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    • THEY GET TO SIT
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    • Imagine having a green name.
      Birch 5 aug
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    • Look me in the eyes when you ring up my chips. We are men, we stand and face eachother as equals.
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    • America has good pay and very good safety standards but unfortunately treats employees as bad as south asian textile sweatshop 3rd world countries and china. Workers are extremely expendable in the US.
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    • I work in retail at a resort and had a guest who was an older lady and she wanted me to sit down and talk to her about how my job worked, well the gift shop was closed and I didn't want to be rude to a guest, so I sat down my supervisor came and scolded me, but the old lady yelled at her
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    • Ayyyy looking at this after legit standing at a register for 6 hours straight without a break.
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    • Yeah no this is real shit. Doesn't matter where you work in the US. People see sitting at a break not working. Unless you're a delivery guy
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    • I once have a job where my boss would yell at you if he saw you sitting even though over half of the work could be done while sitting. And there were chairs! People here honestly prefer you get less work done and stand than get more work done and sit because standing is harder
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    • This makes me think of that Sienfeld episode where George gives the bank security guard a recliner chair, and at the end it shows the place being robbed while the guard is sound asleep in his new chair! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
      RyanMace 5 aug
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    • For y’all saying ALDI’s... that’s a European originated store. There’s ur proof.
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    • I work at a small store chain and one of the locations is inside a college dorm,its so so small. There's nothing to stock or clean after a 10 minute restock every 2 hours but they wont let us have a chair
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    • Wait, I'm American, wtf do you guys mean? Tons of cashiers have seats. Hell I had one when I was a cashier.
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    • I live in New Zealand, I don't think I have ever seen a cashier sitting on a chair so don't think it's just America.
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    • I’d still rather stand while working than be fucking British
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    • America: if you stand while you work, we’ll be the number one economy.
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    • I remember at the movie theater where I worked we had stools in the box office for the longest and people would always say "it's good they let you guys sit down" until we got a new region manager who came to work out of our location and made us get rid of them because he thought they "looked lazy."
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    • So back when i had a job at tw metals a guy injured his back and was given a chair to do some basic work labeling everything, his shift ended before mine so since i did the same shit as him i yoinked his chair when he left, my manager asked me why i was sitting and i told him that it made labeling--
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    • God I hate you fuckers who are American but wish you were European. Move to Europe and see how far your dumb ass gets.
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    • The only place in the US that I know of that lets cashiers use chairs is Aldi. And they’re not even a US company.
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    • I love the awakening of Americans to our crazy behaviors that are immature and or don’t make any sense.
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    • Aldi let's cashiers sit. Aldi is good
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    • If you’ve ever been to Europe you’ll find they don’t bag ur shit and are extraordinarily slow. Like I’ve been to stores with the “special” cashiers that put the Europeans to shame.
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    • Cashiers don't have chairs because as soon as you're done checking people out they make you go stock or clean shit up
      Kraer 8 aug
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    • I work in an American lab
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    • I live in Texas, we have grocery stores called ALDIS, and the cashiers sit.
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    • Yep this is some bull shit
      ChiLanta 6 aug
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    • Niggas out here complaining about standing
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    • Every now and then I'll see a cashier with a stool, but after 21 years only 1 gas station I know of has chairs for employees and the owner is the nicest person ever
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    • Ok so I'm a cashier (and former President) and I can say if I had a chair it would be awful because how our registers are set up and I'd be way slower than before
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    • LET ME FUCKING SIT PLEASE. STANDING FOR 8 FUCKING HOURS STRAIGHT HURTS MY FUCKING FEET.
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    • Normally I tell Europeans to mind their own business but this is something I’ve been trying to get my bosses to let me do for years.
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    • Americans believe they need to suffer to be happy lmao
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    • I work at UPS and I had just dropped a heavy package on my foot (by accident) and I sat down to rub it out and my boss wanted to write me up for being lazy and "stealing hours" so I limped my myself over to him and smiled, told him I needed to go to the bathroom, I cut my foot and it bled...a lot
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    • I havent seen one fucking cashier in a chair in Europe
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    • Then you have airplane mechanics that could be standing, sitting, lying down, crunched up in a very tight space, or in some combination of those while having your entire arm up to your shoulder shoved through a 6" diameter inspection hole to loosen that one bolt.
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    • If it negatively affects productivity to sit, don't. If it improves productivity, sit. If productivity is unchanged, suit yourself.
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    • This. I had a desk that was too high in where I worked last summer and everyone would steal my chairs. My supervisor would simply say they would get a new chair, and she never would. To solve my problem, I took some old, empty boxes and used them. They tried so many bullshit reasons as to why I
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    • Once on my period, I was cramping extremely bad and kinda leaned against a counter to rest my lower back, and I got yelled at by my line lead.
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