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I have had the experience of feeling as though judgment is sorely based on a person's occupation. I worked at Sears, a store which sells electronics to clothing, and I've experienced my own judgment based on the job I perform there. My title at Sears is an MCA, Merchandise and Customer Assistant, whereas my duties are to maintain the sales floor, help the customers and take care of the fitting rooms to make sure they are clean. In my opinion, the MCA position is the hardest job to fulfill, it requires constant physical effort. We find ourselves relentlessly picking up clothes from the floor and walking from one side of the store to the other. They find it hard to take us as seriously as the other employees but I also find disrespect in the fact that we are paid less than any other employees for the amount of hard work we put into the store. We are constantly being mistreated by our very own cashiers who are supposed to be hand in hand with us MCA's. One Monday night, a cashier mentioned, "with all do respect, you guys are the lowest of the lows." He quietly said that with a small grin on his face; and made me realize the type of "respect" we get in that store.
The general public that encourages these types of judgments need to realize that with each company or store, it is the workers that make everything possible. With the amount of time and effort it takes to perfect a store to make it acceptable for the shopper, they deserve more respect than they earn.
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