Here are 27 secrets that people are revealing about their job industries:
1. Food industry: Some food is touched with bare hands, and hand hygiene might be questionable. It’s important to wash produce before consumption.
2. Movie theaters: Popcorn scent sprays are used to entice customers and mask burnt popcorn smell.
3. Clothing: Most clothing is chemically treated to prevent mildew and bugs during shipping. Clothes purchased in-store may be dirtier than online purchases.
4. Microsoft Excel: The program is widely used and plays a crucial role in running the country.
5. Hotels: Some hotels may run a soft credit check on guests under the disguise of looking up gifts, particularly when promoting time-share presentations.
6. Produce distribution centers: If produce falls on the ground, it should be discarded. However, not all employees follow this rule, so it’s essential to wash all produce before consuming.
7. Sales calls: Cold callers may dislike their job just as much as recipients dislike receiving sales calls.
8. Storage units: Belongings stored in storage units are not entirely safe from damage caused by mold, calcium, water leaks, pests, etc. It’s recommended to take precautions and have renter’s insurance.
9. Intimates stores: Underwear bought from intimates stores may have been worn before. Stains and other hygiene issues are not uncommon.
10. Skincare/Cosmetics: Animal testing is still prevalent in the industry, and claims of products being clean or vegan do not guarantee cruelty-free testing.
11. Canned goods: Mice often leave droppings on the top of cans while they are in warehouses or during transit.
12. Moving and storage industry: When hiring movers, it’s crucial to demand an itemized bill and proof of service to avoid being charged for inflated box counts or services not performed.
13. Retail clothing stores: Prices are sometimes raised and then lowered back to the original price for sales events like “Black Friday.”
14. Data analytics: Data collection, analysis, and interpretation can be biased, and insights may be cherry-picked to support a specific point of view.
15. Recruitment: High-volume recruiters only spend around 10 seconds reviewing each resume.
16. Valentine’s Day flowers: Roses bought during this time are often harvested around Christmas, resulting in lower-quality flowers due to the longer holding time.
17. Academia: When a professor is teaching a course for the first time, they may still be in the process of refining their teaching methods.
These “dirty little secrets” provide insights into various job industries, shedding light on practices that people feel should be known by those outside their respective fields.