History ComicStrip / Retail

22nd Jan '16 7:48:56 PM karstovich2
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* NeverMyFault: Probably Stuart's single most annoying trait is his pathological inability to take responsibility for anything bad, instead blaming Marla. This habit gets worse when he's promoted to DM. And of course he gets away with it, because he's always ''one step'' higher than Marla on the Grumbel's food chain.
26th Nov '15 3:17:26 PM kchishol
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* IncompetenceInc: Grumbel's tends to promote based on [[KickedUpstairs lack of competence]], its executives are prone to make arbitrary changes for their own aggrandizement at the expense of its works and writes draconian policies that make no logical sense. [[TakeThat Just like a REAL retail shop!]]
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* IncompetenceInc: Grumbel's tends to promote based on [[KickedUpstairs lack of competence]], its executives are prone to make arbitrary changes for their own aggrandizement at the expense of its works workers and writes draconian policies that make no logical sense. [[TakeThat Just like a REAL retail shop!]]
26th Nov '15 3:16:52 PM kchishol
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* IncompetenceInc: Grumbel's tends to promote based on [[KickedUpstairs lack of competence]] and writes draconian policies that make no logical sense. [[TakeThat Just like a REAL retail shop!]]
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* IncompetenceInc: Grumbel's tends to promote based on [[KickedUpstairs lack of competence]] competence]], its executives are prone to make arbitrary changes for their own aggrandizement at the expense of its works and writes draconian policies that make no logical sense. [[TakeThat Just like a REAL retail shop!]]
4th Nov '15 7:12:09 AM Freezer
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Switching to better fitting trope.
* ExpressDelivery: Marla's water breaks in the [[http://www.retailcomic.com/?p=7542 4/5/2012 strip.]] She's holding her daughter in the [[http://www.retailcomic.com/?p=7582 4/9/2012 strip]].

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* ExpressDelivery: OutGivingBirthBackInTwoMinutes: Marla's water breaks in the [[http://www.retailcomic.com/?p=7542 4/5/2012 strip.]] She's holding her daughter in the [[http://www.retailcomic.com/?p=7582 4/9/2012 strip]].
27th Oct '15 3:58:43 PM MisterBeeg
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** Not so much as of late, as he's been showing up at least once a week, whether through a phone call to Marl or during a store inspection.
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** Not so much This trope no longer applies as of late, as he's been showing up at least once a week, week in the strip, whether through a phone call to Marl or during a store inspection.
7th Aug '15 5:28:18 PM LentilSandEater
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* TruthInTelevision: Series creator Norm Feuti worked in retail for fifteen years. Many of the things that happen to the employees at Grumbel's have actually happened to him.
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* TruthInTelevision: Series creator Norm Feuti worked in retail for fifteen years. Many of the things that happen to the employees at Grumbel's have actually happened to him. And if you start working in retail, they'll happen to ''you'' as well.
1st Aug '15 9:20:18 PM Seanette
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* CutenessProximity: Stuart, believe it or not, when he saw Marla's baby.
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* CutenessProximity: Stuart, believe it or not, [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/june-8-2012/ when he saw Marla's baby.baby]].
29th Jul '15 2:44:55 PM StFan
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* TakeThatCritics: While ''Retail'' was never actually a target of TheComicsCurmudgeon, that didn't stop Feuti from devoting a Sunday strip to Cooper's reaction to "hateoncomics.com".
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* TakeThatCritics: While ''Retail'' was never actually a target of TheComicsCurmudgeon, ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'', that didn't stop Feuti from devoting a Sunday strip to Cooper's reaction to "hateoncomics.com".
26th Jul '15 12:11:28 PM karstovich2
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The strip centers around an assistant manager (later promoted to store manager) named Marla Masters. While she's a good boss, she can't stand the bureaucratic nonsense set by the corporate offices, the intolerant and abusive customers, the ditzy and spacious employees, and the stigmas associated with retail workers. [[SarcasmMode Other than that, she likes her job.]]
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The strip centers around an assistant manager (later promoted to store manager) named Marla Masters. While she's a good boss, she can't stand the bureaucratic nonsense set by the corporate offices, the intolerant and abusive customers, the ditzy and spacious spaced-out employees, and the stigmas associated with retail workers. [[SarcasmMode Other than that, she likes her job.]]
12th Jul '15 4:37:15 PM karstovich2
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* [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Precursor]]: The British TV series, ''AreYouBeingServed'', is in many ways the 1970s British precursor to this strip and the contrast of retail styles from the 1970s and now is quite striking.
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* [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Precursor]]: The British TV series, ''AreYouBeingServed'', ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'', is in many ways the 1970s British precursor to this strip and the contrast of retail styles from the 1970s and now is quite striking.striking. This similarity has been acknowledged by one or two {{Shout Out}}s to ''Are You Being Served?'', like Stuart spending his vacation at a "Power Management Retreat" run by a [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/april-27-2009/ Mr. Rumbold]].
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