I work in a major retail store, but in a small town. I have a few questions about "normal" behavior for employees for those who have worked?

I work in a small town at a major retail store. We have about 100 employees, not working all at once of course. In this store I have worked for 3 years and noticed that there is nothing but drama. Employee 1 says nobody helps him, employee 2 says employee 1 is stupid, and so on. It goes on day after day. I try my

I work in a small town at a major retail store. We have about 100 employees, not working all at once of course. In this store I have worked for 3 years and noticed that there is nothing but drama. Employee 1 says nobody helps him, employee 2 says employee 1 is stupid, and so on. It goes on day after day. I try my best to help out every one I can which still maintaining my job, and I'll go take a break after the rush hours real quick and someone will almost always complain that I'm lazy and never help them. Then again, those same people when you ask them for help will say "thats not my job" I don't get it and it frustrates me. Is this normal in bigger towns and cities with busier retail establishments? I hate it because I genuinely try to do my best, but at the end of the day.. there's always someone who thinks I'm not enough.

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Trevin:
Blame the modern "whiny baby" mentality now. In the 1950's everyone went to work and just did their job. If they thought someone was lazy they never said a word about it to any coworkers. Now we have a social media raised bunch of verbal trolling workers that have no clue how to keep opinions to themselves. NOW this is normal I'm sorry to say. You should just do your job to the best of your ability and back off on helping everyone since they don't appreciate you anyway. Let them mess up and flounder and learn. They will never get better at what they do if you're being their mommy and doing work for them.
Eddy:
Dear Retail Worker

I have to apologize. Psychology questions are too boring for me to get involved. There are a lot of people whom life has stepped on . People come to love this view of themselves. They are playing the "VICTIM" role. Then they are relieved forever of any responsibility for how their life is turning.out. Middle-aged men have this view of themselves. The whole thing is too boring to enter my life. If I were you I would get the hell out of that hell hole and go elsewhere even if it is the worst job on the planet. You are working in an insane asylum. I would buy a train ticket to Tierra del Fuego and work on the highway as a signal man for the highway workers. There are no cars on that highway, so I stand a good chance of never seeing middle-aged men with their silly view of themselves. Just get out of there. Nobody is going to help you or THEM. They are lost. You at least have some hope. GO GO GO

Invictus:
Office gossip and in your company's case, drama, is quite common these days. It's definitely not normal but is now part of the usual work environment. It's always the same wherever you go so it's best to just get used to it, ignore such, and do your work well.
Rob:
why would you help people who won't help you? it makes no sense. Maybe they see you as the spineless, push over which is why they think they can release all their frustrations on you.

You need to speak up. If you have no time to help someone because you're already helping someone else, you make that known. Don't shove it in the back of your rear and keep it a secret.
If someone doesn't help you, then you don't have to help them. Make an agreement that you both will help each other out before you help her.

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