• Working Retail V2: Retail Sucks
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[QUOTE=Badballer;34571251]IGA ftw. Always open no matter what.[/QUOTE] They close at 11. [editline]6th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Novangel;34571139]Where do they empty the dog food? [editline]6th February 2012[/editline] Some Woolworths service does suck though, not mine[/QUOTE] They shove it under shelves.
Great thing happened today, Customer was being rung up and my cashier started a convo on wanted to taste orangina [img]http://popsop.ru/wp-content/uploads/orangina_thick_bottle.jpg[/img] Went like this. Cashier1: I really want to try orangina i should go get one Customer: All it tastes like is watered down orange juice Cashier: Oh really? Customer: yeah it's like [i]yahoo[/i] watered down Cashier2: Yohoo is awesome though Cashier1: Yeah it is. Customer: I dunno to me yahoo tasted watered down. Anyway he leaves then we just realized, He was saying Yahoo instead of yohoo. So after it was Cashier2: You guys heard him saying yahoo right instead of yohoo Cashier1: Yeah, apparently to him Orangina tastes like and internet search engine
[QUOTE=Bigglesworth;34555477]I used to work at Walmart, so you can probably already tell where this is going. I was working the cigarette counter when some giant blonde lady comes through, her hair looked like a rat's nest and she smelled of beer. Anyway, I try to ask her how her day's going, but I have a speech impediment which pops up randomly so I stuttered really bad. She blows up and starts rambling about how Walmart hires retards all the time and how about I shouldn't be allowed to have a job and such all while she's jabbing her finger at me like I'm a puppy that just pissed on the carpet. So after buying an entire carton of cigarettes she starts to walk away, but she gets stopped by one the managers who then proceeds to yell at her (I was pretty far away so I couldn't hear anything, but his face was really red.) She then gets escorted out and accidentally left her $50 bag of shit behind and wasn't able to go back and get it.[/QUOTE] You have the best manager ever. I kind of had the same experience this summer. I worked for a pro baseball team as a guest service rep(pretty much stood around and helped fans). I am instructed to keep people from smoking in the upper deck, because its against the rules and all. I asked this one guy, some guy that looked like he left the frat, probably 10 years older than me(I'm 16) to stop smoking. He blew up at me, saying they shouldn't let kids be doing this job and asked to talk to my manager(whilst swearing me out). One of the security guards overheard this and kicked him and his 5 friends out for verbally assaulting an employee. The people in the section around them clapped as they were escorted out.
[QUOTE=Keegs;34564831]'shit-eating grins' [/QUOTE] What the fuck does this mean? I've seen it else where but I've never figured out what it means.
[QUOTE=CodeMonkey3;34582961]What the fuck does this mean? I've seen it else where but I've never figured out what it means.[/QUOTE] This is a shit-eating grin: [IMG]http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2012/01/Lamar-Smith-and-SOPA.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=CodeMonkey3;34582961]What the fuck does this mean? I've seen it else where but I've never figured out what it means.[/QUOTE] It's a very smug grin. Trolling, essentially. Had the funniest ass customer I've ever had come in. Some black guy came in, and came right up to our little group we had going (just bullshitting waiting for the truck to come in), and yelled, "YO MAN WHERE'S YO TAMPONS!? MY GIRLS MEAT IS BLEEDING!" I fucking lost it.
I really don't want to work at a grocery store anymore...
I don't have an exciting stories on my mind to retell. But every now and then I will check the Front End Manager station and see a picture or two of fake coupons that people try to use and we need to keep an eye out for. The first coupon was for Call of Duty MW3. It was buy 1 copy of MW3, save $50. The next was save $25 on purchase of any Prepaid Visa card. Not too exciting, but it's funny to think that people try to make fake coupons so obvious.
I work in a ShopRite as a cashier. A partially deaf elderly woman comes into my line and says something to me which i cannot hear. She then proceeds to yell at me "WHY AREN'T YOU LAUGHING?" I soon realized she was trying to tell me a joke but I didn't hear it the first time. Every other customer in line was dying of laughter as the frustrated elderly woman tries to say the joke to me again. To please her I fake a laugh. It doesn't seem to make her happy since she keeps calling me a jerk for not laughing the first time. Might I add she was saying all of this at an extremely loud tone. I still remember the joke: "Why are cemetery gates always open? Because people are dying to get in.".....ugh
[QUOTE=Sgt. Khorn;34585196]I don't have an exciting stories on my mind to retell. But every now and then I will check the Front End Manager station and see a picture or two of fake coupons that people try to use and we need to keep an eye out for. The first coupon was for Call of Duty MW3. It was buy 1 copy of MW3, save $50. The next was save $25 on purchase of any Prepaid Visa card. Not too exciting, but it's funny to think that people try to make fake coupons so obvious.[/QUOTE] Well it's like you have to run the coupon code through the system anyway and most managers are aware of current active promotions I've never heard a story of a fake coupon that worked
So I had my first shift as shelf stacker yesterday. Some lady comes up to me and asks me where the highway cola is(Some cheap Dutch brand) while standing right in front of it.. Then an old guy asks me about some sauces and if he gets one free with a type of sausage, while there was some huge text above them that said 'one free sauce with every sausage'. Is it me or are people blind?
[QUOTE=MitchvW;34588763]So I had my first shift as shelf stacker yesterday. Some lady comes up to me and asks me where the highway cola is(Some cheap Dutch brand) while standing right in front of it.. Then an old guy asks me about some sauces and if he gets one free with a type of sausage, while there was some huge text above them that said 'one free sauce with every sausage'. Is it me or are people blind?[/QUOTE] That's people for you.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;34588772]That's people for you.[/QUOTE] Got another shift tomorrow, let's hope people are smarter on wednesday then on monday.
Story from last year, again at SCATS: I was standing at the counter in a daydream waiting for a customer, when I hear weird noises coming from one of the isles, I look over and see a man jogging down the isle holding two watering cans at arms length while talking to himself (couldn't understand what he was saying), he then proceeded to run round the rest of the isles still holding them away from his person before coming to the counter "THESE PLEASE!" he yelled excitedly at me. Think I may have posted this in the old thread but: The next week I'm stood at the counter and a trolley slowly emerges from and isle with the handle of a broom poking out the front with a dustbin lid on top with loads of stuff inside to keep it at the top of the trolley. A man pushes it slowly towards the counter staring at me with wild eyes and yells "YOU WILL BE EXTERRRRRRMINATED!"
Wait was he trying to imitate a Dalek? That's fucking hilarious.
Some of the most obnoxious lines in all of retail: (:v: is me, or at least what I'd like to say) "Are you open? *wide-eyed stare*" :v:: Nope, just standing here. (While checking a $20, $50, or $100 [yes, we check $20s at our store]) :downs::Oh, I printed that this morning! :dance: :v::Ha...ha... :v:: Find everything okay today? :downs:: Except the free money! :v:: Would you like any cash back today? :downs::YEAH, A MILLION BUCKS LOLOLOL or... :downs:: Yeah but only if it comes from your account! :dance: Despite all this, I enjoy my retail job.
[QUOTE=MitchvW;34588763]So I had my first shift as shelf stacker yesterday. Some lady comes up to me and asks me where the highway cola is(Some cheap Dutch brand) while standing right in front of it.. Then an old guy asks me about some sauces and if he gets one free with a type of sausage, while there was some huge text above them that said 'one free sauce with every sausage'. Is it me or are people blind?[/QUOTE] Reading is a dying art, even though it's faster than going up to someone and asking them. Whenever people pull that with coupons at the movie theater I usually make them read it by going "Oh if you look right here *point at coupon title* it'll tell you what you can get with it..." If they're nice I don't mind, but rude or brusque customers can read it themselves.
[QUOTE=Ghost101;34594133]Reading is a dying art, even though it's faster than going up to someone and asking them. Whenever people pull that with coupons at the movie theater I usually make them read it by going "Oh if you look right here *point at coupon title* it'll tell you what you can get with it..." If they're nice I don't mind, but rude or brusque customers can read it themselves.[/QUOTE] I always have people who don't read the conditions on coupons. Usually it happens if they need two of something, and they get one. Surprisingly, they're usually pretty okay with it.
Fucks sakes, I gotta go to work...
Ah I have another story: So it was late at shoprite and a guy came in who was obviously high out of his mind. He enters my line chanting the phrase "Kim Kardashian is mah gurl" pretty loudly. He looks at me, then at my bagger. he then screams ,"Holy shit, its Mario and Luigi!" We wear nametags so he saw our names. My name is Mario. My baggers name is Louis. Im wearing a red uniform, hes wearing a green one. Whoa Customer: Yo dogs im like your biggest fan! We gotta chill sometime maybe I can be in your next game Super Mario 4! I nod and hope he leaves as soon as possible. Once his order ends, he gets on his knees and pushes his little blue cart out of the store by crawling through the exit.
I have a friend that works at a gunstore with a strict "If you're fucking stupid we won't sell to you" policy. Said policy has lead to many very interesting, many hilarious, many dangerous situations :v:
Finally made it out of retail! Last day at bestbuy is saturday and I've already started my IT internship, get my own desk and everything.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;34597859]Finally made it out of retail! Last day at bestbuy is saturday and I've already started my IT internship, get my own desk and everything.[/QUOTE] [img]http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l705sg8sSJ1qcbc5eo1_400.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=silverhawk79;34593050]Some of the most obnoxious lines in all of retail: (:v: is me, or at least what I'd like to say) "Are you open? *wide-eyed stare*" :v:: Nope, just standing here. (While checking a $20, $50, or $100 [yes, we check $20s at our store]) :downs::Oh, I printed that this morning! :dance: :v::Ha...ha... :v:: Find everything okay today? :downs:: Except the free money! :v:: Would you like any cash back today? :downs::YEAH, A MILLION BUCKS LOLOLOL or... :downs:: Yeah but only if it comes from your account! :dance: Despite all this, I enjoy my retail job.[/QUOTE] So goddamn true. [quote]"Are you open? *wide-eyed stare*" :v:: Nope, just standing here.[/quote] I once was asked that 4 times in a row...
I still think working in the food industry is the worst.
I don't know what to think guys, Scary and depressing situation here. Apparently we are hiring a new floor manager, As me assistant manager my role is pretty much what his is. He has more qualifications then me but I have done nothing wrong to submit myself to being fired or replaced but I have a feeling I'm going to be put back to a cashier. Shit sucks. [b]Edit:[/b] What worries me was the fact I found out by other employees, I always get told of new hires before they are even hired. I would have been told the second he was even considered but I found out from employee that only works one day a week we are getting a new manager that's basically my job.
I want a job. :(
I run a paintball field, and every so often I get a batch of kids that ask if it's allowed to bring with "Interventions"
[QUOTE=Bredirish123;34598112]So goddamn true. I once was asked that 4 times in a row...[/QUOTE] Guy: You do oil changes here right? What I want to say: No sir. This is a Ford dealership. What on earth made you think we do oil changes?
[QUOTE=Bredirish123;34598112]So goddamn true. I once was asked that 4 times in a row...[/QUOTE] My favorite one to be asked... :downs::So what time do you close? Our sign has a HUGE section that says "OPEN 24/7". [url]http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Price+Chopper,+Blue+Springs,+MO&hl=en&ll=39.005712,-94.272823&spn=0.077102,0.154324&sll=38.913154,-94.40923&sspn=0.00965,0.01929&oq=price+chopper+blue&hq=Price+Chopper,&hnear=Blue+Springs,+Jackson,+Missouri&t=h&z=13&layer=c&cbll=39.0061,-94.272769&panoid=_yu4lBqRqDEhZiLoJVMQNw&cbp=12,64.11,,1,-8.67[/url]
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