Victoria's Secret employees reveal annoying things shoppers do

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You may be aware of some of Victoria's Secret's store secrets
, but you probably
 don't know what it's like to work there.


Employees know how to find sizes faster and without messing up the pile. Let them help you.


If you ask for assistance, don't leave the store.



1. The holidays are the most stressful time of the year for us

Every Christmas we display beautifully wrapped gift boxes that are ready for you to put a bow on and call it day. But it's frustrating to see customers tear open these boxes to inspect the items inside. Please leave them alone! There are always a few mannequins right next to the gift box display wearing the clothes inside. "Trust me! The mannequins aren't just standing there playing the 
mannequin challenge

," says a brand merchandising supervisor who has worked at Victoria's Secret PINK for three years. "It's not only annoying for us but also for the customer behind you interested in purchasing it; they can't buy it now because it looks like a hot mess." (Here are some 
things your mall salesperson won't tell you
.)

2. Sloppy customers are the bane of our existence

Before we open every day, it takes us a grueling three hours to tediously restock the racks, neatly fold clothes, and color coordinate bras and panties. Unfortunately, many customers walk in and haphazardly destroy our handiwork without thinking about the time it took for us to fold that drawer of underwear. "There are standards we must upkeep when it comes to the panties on top of the display tables," says a former merchandising associate who worked at Victoria's Secret for more than a year. "The tops are almost always all mediums. If you're looking for another size, look in the drawers below; it's easier for both of us." (These are common bra mistakes
 you make.)

3. Quit ghosting on us

Don't just walk out if you requested something.
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"Nothing annoyed me more than going to get an item for a customer out of the stock room, just to come back to the floor and find they vanished," says a former merchandising associate at Victoria's Secret. Please don't make me chase you around the store like a game of cat and mouse; it wastes my time and yours. Instead, stay put and I'll be back as fast as I can. (Make sure you don't fall for these 
32 tricks retail stores use to get you to spend more money
.) 


4. Mind your manners

Courtesy counts! Sometimes we unintentionally block the drawers when we're trying to fix a bra dangling off a hanger or straighten a disheveled pile of panties. Please be polite if you need to reach in past us for a size. "I'm not easily annoyed but I think just about anybody would be if a customer opened a drawer directly in front of you and hit your leg without saying, ‘Excuse me,'" says a three-year merchandising associate at Victoria's Secret. (
Some of your favorite online retail stores might be spying on you
-here's how.)


5. Don't be greedy

Victoria's Secret often advertises promotions that include a free gift with a purchase of $75 or more. It's an awesome way to nab more stuff for less (like a free beach towel, a tote bag, or a new bottle of perfume) and it's our way of showing that we appreciate our customers, but we don't appreciate those who try to finagle a free gift when they don't meet the requirements. If you don't think you can spend the minimum all on yourself, pick up a few future gifts for others and we'll gladly give you 
our
 
gift, no haggling necessary. (These are clear 
signs you need to buy cialis online a new bra
.)

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