1. You can read the room better than most people.
As a bank teller, you have to be continually aware of suspicious people in the bank. After all—you know that banks are up for robbery, any time, anywhere. You must spot these suspicious people immediately in order to protect your other employees.
2. You can’t beat the benefits and the freebies.
Medical. Dental. Vision. Bunch of paid vacation days. And even free pens, shirts, mugs, gift cards, lunches—ah. The bank life is the life to have.
3. You wash your hands ALL the time.
Money is disgusting. It’s passed from person to person, all over the world, from situation to situation. You don’t know where that money’s been. And because this both grosses you out and could make you sick, you wash up. A lot.
4. Your schedule’s near perfect.
You work Monday through Friday (with maybe the occasional Saturday), are able to get a good night’s sleep, can raise your kids, and eat dinner with your family. Every. Single. Night.
5. If you work at a slow branch, that day can feel LONG.
At the teller desk, you aren’t allowed to use your cell phone, check out magazines, or even do a Sudoku puzzle. So: you find yourself listening about your co-worker’s plans for the evening or what their kids eat for breakfast, and sometimes you even find it fascinating. Because what else are you going to do?
6. You always need to see identification—which irritates people.
Even if someone’s been a member of your bank for 20 years, you still need to verify who they are. It’s just a part of your job. And it can be difficult to explain that to them—over and over and over again.
7. You’re terrified of making a simple mistake.
If you miss something—even the tiniest thing—you might cost the bank (or just a regular person) a ton of money. If your drawer is off—you have to report it. If this happens too often, it’s over for you.
8. You’re in charge of people’s lives. It’s a lot of pressure.
If you make one of those aforementioned mistakes, your customers might ultimately overdraft, which could put them in danger of being unable to pay important bills.
9. You know every flavor of Dum-Dum on an intimate level.
Those miniature sugar-sticks sit on your desk, day-in, day-out, and resisting them is no small feat. Butterscotch. Grape. Even root beer. The dum-dum world is your oyster.