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11th Aug '17 1:25:59 PM kazokuhouou
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** They just can't win with holiday greetings either. If they say 'Merry Christmas' someone gets offended. If they say 'Happy Holidays' someone gets offended. If they don't say anything ''at all'' someone gets offended. PlayedForLaughs in one strip where Stuart wishes someone a Merry Christmas, and then changes it to Happy Holidays. He's grumbling in his head about how politically correct society is today, while the customer is baffled he said Merry Christmas because ''it's October''.

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** They just can't win with holiday greetings either. If they say 'Merry Christmas' someone gets offended. If they say 'Happy Holidays' someone gets offended. If they don't say anything ''at all'' someone gets offended. PlayedForLaughs in one strip where Stuart wishes someone a Merry Christmas, and then changes it to Happy Holidays. He's grumbling in his head about how politically correct society is today, while the customer is baffled he said Merry Christmas because ''it's October''.it's the second day of ''October''.
11th Aug '17 10:48:59 AM kazokuhouou
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** So far, this trope is averted with Brice, who occasionally appears with his new job after leaving Grumbel's

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** So far, this trope is averted with Brice, who Brice occasionally appears with his new job appeared after leaving Grumbel'she left Grumbel's (a whole storyline was dedicated to him realizing how much worse he has it under Mina), but after he ate humble pie and then took a job as a Grumbel's manager in New Hampshire, he officially joined the bus riders.
11th Aug '17 10:34:57 AM kazokuhouou
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** They just can't win with holiday greetings either. If they say 'Merry Christmas' someone gets offended. If they say 'Happy Holidays' someone gets offended. If they don't say anything ''at all'' someone gets offended. PlayedForLaughs in one strip where Stuart wishes someone a Merry Christmas, and then changes it to Happy Holidays. He's grumbling in his head about how politically correct society is today, while the customer is baffled he said Merry Christmas because ''it's October''.
27th Jul '17 1:24:40 PM MisterBeeg
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* ShortDistancePhoneCall: An accidental example in one strip where [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/july-23-2017/ a customer called Marla to complain about long checkout lines.]]
22nd Jul '17 6:01:26 AM KingLyger
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* GoneHorriblyRight: After Brice left Grumbel's for Delman's, he hoped to be given a new position. He got one, but it was under the thumb of Mina, who openly berates her employees. Brice regrets the change on his first day.



* SoulSuckingRetailJob: Grumbel's appears to be this.

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* SoulSuckingRetailJob: Grumbel's appears to be this.give out these kinds of jobs exclusively, though it's not really the fault of the store manager Marla so much as the very idea is toxic. Grumbel's competitor Delman's is even more extreme, with a BadBoss at every corner and workers who openly hate their jobs rather than simply snarking.
20th Jul '17 5:09:56 AM MisterBeeg
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** A storyline from November 2016 featured Val intimidating a new employee for making her look bad to Brice, leading him to work not as hard. Brice immediately catches on and scolds Val, [[WhatTheHellHero pointing out that what she did just made her look worse]]. This was reinforced when Marla, whom Brice often clashed with, agreed that it's unacceptable; even Brice was shocked that Marla sided with him (abet reluctantly).

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** A storyline from November 2016 featured Val intimidating a new employee for making her look bad to Brice, leading him to work not as hard. Brice immediately catches on and scolds confronts Val, [[WhatTheHellHero pointing out that what she did just made her look worse]]. This was reinforced when Marla, whom Brice often clashed with, agreed that it's unacceptable; even Brice was shocked that Marla sided with him (abet reluctantly).
17th Jul '17 2:34:32 PM MisterBeeg
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* {{Jerkass}}: Stuart, often, but the (now former) district manager Jerry took the cake. In later strips, Josh fulfills the role. Sadly, admirably.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Several characters, most notably Stuart, often, but Jerry, and Josh. Mina, the (now former) district manager Jerry took the cake. In later strips, Josh fulfills the role. Sadly, admirably.of Delman's, has also been described as "the most evil manager" by Amber, a sadly accurate statement.
16th Jul '17 4:08:48 PM MisterBeeg
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* MilestoneCelebration: [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/december-27-2015/ This Sunday strip]], published on the week of the strip's 10th anniversary.
** [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/january-2-2016/ Also this strip[[, which is a remake of [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/january-2-2006/ the second strip published.]]
16th Jul '17 4:08:29 PM MisterBeeg
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* MilestoneCelebration: [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/december-27-2015/ This Sunday strip]], published on the week of the strip's 10th anniversary.
** [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/january-2-2016/ Also this strip[[, which is a remake of [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/january-2-2006/ the second strip published.]]
11th Jul '17 5:56:54 PM MisterBeeg
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* KarmaHoudini: This can fall under multiple characters, but special mention goes to Jerry, who never did get what he deserved for making Marla's life hell. Even JerkAss characters like Stuart gets occasional comeuppances.

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* KarmaHoudini: This can fall under multiple characters, but special mention goes to Jerry, who never did get what he deserved for making Marla's life hell. Even JerkAss characters like Stuart gets occasional comeuppances.
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