Thrift Store Karma
The book donations are Joy’s favorite to sift through. She liked getting first dibs at books she hadn’t read yet. Her manager was nice enough to let her have them since they would usually have to throw most of them away. The toys are the worst. They always needed to the most work. The job itself is not the greatest but she’s learned to live with it. A year in and she’s finally come to terms with the fact that for right now this is as good as it’s going to get, and at least it’s better than nothing. It could be worse, she’s heard real horror stories through the grapevine of former coworkers. Working at the thrift store isn’t so bad, you get used to the smell eventually, she’s found the backroom tasks are easier than the front with having to check people out. It’s shocking how many people try to haggle down the prices, there’s isn’t much wiggle room on a dollar item, but she knows times are tough for everyone so she tries not to judge or get frustrated.