21. Working There Part-Time Will Not Always Help
Some people assume that if they got a part-time job at a thrift stop, it would mean that they got first dibs on the best things. In some cases, this is true. My grandmother worked at a small hospital charity shop, and she always brought home great things for me when I was a kid. However, many thrift stores have the opposite policy. If you work for the Goodwill Outlet, they have a rule that you’re not allowed to buy anything in the store while you’re working
I used to sell things on eBay full time. So I became friends with the people who work at the Goodwill Outlet. Many of them would have to hide items that they wanted underneath the register and ask her friends to buy it on their behalf. But if they were to get caught, they could be fired for it. Or, you might have to call your parents or siblings to show up at the store and buy something that you want. From my perspective, it seemed to be a very frustrating position to be in. I appreciated being a customer who had the freedom to buy whatever I wanted without restrictions.