I know what you mean about the uniform. When I worked at primark at 16 I felt like a robot, and it really comes through in how you interact with clients and customers. I just used to shout next please over ad over, couldn't be bothered talking to them while scanning and would be quite rude if they were (one lady said "that's why men shouldn't work on tills" because I couldn't fold her dressing gown, I didn't take hangers off and wasn't going to undo the belt to fold it with about 50ppl in tenque, to which I replied "your paying £4 do you want it gift wrapped too love")What a load of rubbish.
I love being able to wear my own clothes and have my own style while I work - for too long I worked in soulless jobs where I had to wear the same uniform as everyone else with no room for even a funky hair colour!
As for diseases under rings...seriously? More diseases on clients heads than under my rings!