I got an email from Caitlin a little while ago:
“A fairly new manager (and Borders transplant) tried to inspire the staff last week by telling us to imagine we’re used car salemen. When somebody pointed out we’re not sketchy people she changed it to high-end cars. During this same speech she also told us if there is only one customer in the store we better be harassing said person and upselling. Need less to say after the first time we heard the ‘pep talk’ we all wanted to go home and take a shower.”

That email hits close to home for me. I’ve had plenty of morning meetings with managers shoveling the sell sell sell stuff down my throat.
Thanks for the email, Caitlin! I hope you like the comic!