• Working Retail V2: Retail Sucks
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All of these stories bitching about customers LOL get over it, you get that, deal with it and move on. Without these said customers your store wouldn't even exist.
[QUOTE=Somebody_404;34599529]All of these stories bitching about customers LOL get over it, you get that, deal with it and move on. Without these said customers your store wouldn't even exist.[/QUOTE] This thread is to vent our anger toward such customers. You must be one of the many who think we're your personal slaves. You see, that's the problem. Customers tend to think that we need to kiss your ass. Sorry, that's not the way it works. I'm not going to bend over backwards to try to make your fucking day.
[QUOTE=Somebody_404;34599529]All of these stories bitching about customers LOL get over it, you get that, deal with it and move on. Without these said customers your store wouldn't even exist.[/QUOTE] Just wait till this guy gets a job. He's gonna have rants [b]all over[/b] General Discussion.
I would talk about what happens at where I work but it's a Prosthetic/Orthotic clinic and telling you would be a violation of the HIPAA Privacy Act and I could get fined and arrested. Too bad because I have some reeeeally good stories lol.
[QUOTE=Chief Tiger;34599711]I would talk about what happens at where I work but it's a Prosthetic/Orthotic clinic and telling you would be a violation of the HIPAA Privacy Act and I could get fined and arrested. Too bad because I have some reeeeally good stories lol.[/QUOTE] I thought you can tell, but as long as you don't give names like where you work, patients, etc. Which you really shouldn't give names anyway.
[QUOTE=Demache;34599781]I thought you can tell, but as long as you don't give names like where you work, patients, etc. Which you really shouldn't give names anyway.[/QUOTE] Eh, I suppose you're right. I guess I'll start off with a simple one. It was around the time I first started working there, there was a lady that came in that everyone else in the clinic knew because of the first time she came in for her evaluation appointment. They warned me that she was strange and that if she started acting up in the lobby to let them know (I was the receptionist). When she entered the building she was very nice and polite. The only thing odd about her was when I greeted her as she entered she started doing what looked to be a "pee dance". I didn't ask her if she needed to use the restroom because I felt it would have been rude. She signed in and took a seat and then was perfectly calm and watched TV until she was called back to the room. How the delivery process works where I work (if they are getting orthotics) is that the practitioner will enter the room and check to make sure the orthotics fit well, then they will go shape them to the shoe that they ordered to go along with the orthotic. Well, around the time they went to go shape the orthotic, all hell breaks loose. I was in the lobby at the time, at my desk, when all of a sudden I hear the lady screaming "HELP ME!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!" I instantly run to the room and burst through the door only to see she is perfectly fine in her chair. I ask her if anything is wrong and she says that "They" are trying to kidnap her and keep her locked away in the room. I assumed by "they" she meant the practitioner. I told her that "they" had no intention of kidnapping her and was able to calm her down, but I had to go back to the front desk to do my job. Within another 5 minutes, she begins screaming again "HELP THEY'RE ATTACKING ME THEY'RE HOLDING ME HOSTAGE! SOMEBODY CALL 911! HELP!" and at this point everyone in the clinic is trying to calm her down because she is making the other patients uneasy. We ended up having to escort her out of the building because she would not stop yelling. The last thing she yelled as she was escorted to the bus was "I'LL BE BACK FOR MY REVENGE." :tinfoil:
I'm a butcher at a whole-sale retailer. Anyway never ceases to amaze me how fucking ignorant people are. People want to bitch at me about because I don't have a certain type of meat/cut in stock. Every fucking time it is the dumb-ass the waits till the last minute before the store closes and comes in when my backstock and meat is completely gone. I always get the "I come in every fucking time and this happens." or "you're fucking lying" I had a guy trip out of me saying i was full of shit and lying. I got pissed so i smarted off making fun of him in front of everyone in the store. basically said "Oh yeah, I'm totally lying about not having this cut/meat in. Because you know, despite the fact I work in retail I don't want to sell you anything and MAKE money." Then after sounding like an ass he was like "Well you gotta have something back there" and demanded i go look. Despite knowing what I have in my fucking meat locker, seeing as i organized the fucking thing. I said look "I don't have a flipping magical portal that gives me meat whenever i demand it. Just wait till the following morning when I get my new replenishment in." He walked away all pissed of and never seen him again. Good riddance, someday I'm going to cut someone. Then i get the typical fatass who rides a scooter from the store becauase they're to lazy to walk around all day and demands to be waited on and taken care of like a queen. This one was a mean ass fatty. the whole thing was basically like lady is normal text, my responses is bolded. Uh yeah, you got this three cheese package in [B]I don't know, I'm a butcher. I don't deal with deli/dairy items[/B] Well, it is near your department you should know [B]Yes, but i don't know. If you know the specific name i can go look at their backstock for you. (Trying to be polite as i can be because she is being so snobby)[/B] I don't know the name of it, it just has three types of cheese [B]Do you know what types of cheese? [/B] No. [B]Then how am i suppose to look for it if I don't know what type or brand it is. [/B] .... [B]Look I'll just go see what i can find and bring it out for you and you can tell me which one is the right one -So I spend about 5 minutes digging though backstock to not find a single package that was even close to matching. I ask the deli person and they said they don't have it. I go out and let her know this and tell her i can't find anything close to it and the deli guy said he does not have it[/B] You guys are really sad you know that, really sad you guys don't know shit. [B]At this point I'm fucking laughing my head off and telling her "You're one to talk"[/B] She peels off in her fucking scooter. Then I had someone come up to me, not even a hello or anything and start yelling that she wants to file a complaint about our department. I said ok. And she just stared at me for a few seconds and said are you going to write this down? I said no, I'm not the complaint department. That is in the front. Everyone else heard me from the prep area and was laughing because I kept the whole straight face and monotone voice though-out our whole encounter. I'm going to take one of these stupid cunts and throw them in a damn bone-barrel (We throw bad meat and scraps in it so a company can haul it off and use it for dog-food). That or make them the daily special, ULTRA LOW PRICES FOR THIS CUT. Then you get weird people that got knife fetishes and stare at all the knifes I have hanging from the wall. They want to ask stupid questions like - does it cut good, is your job hard, how do you feel about animals being slaughter, etc etc. Yes it cuts good, we had a guy cut his finger off. I almost did it myself, I get my shit sharp to the point I barely even got to apply pressure and it cuts. Yes my job is hard, i have to constantly pick up boxes over 90 pounds and deal with dead weight. At times When i get a full shipment and got to put everything in the right spot I'll basically get throwing 100 pound boxes in the fucking air for 2-3 hours. How do i feel about animals being slaughtered? I'm fine as long as it is done in a humane and dignified manner. Quick death and the company treats its livestock good while it is alive. Need to paint a new logo on the wall though, Can't spell slaughter without laughter. Seeing as I'm on a venting spree. Are you a manager for a restaurant? If so this is for you. WHEN I'M TALKING TO A CUSTOMER ABOUT A TYPE OF MEAT AND WHERE IT CAME FROM DO NOT BUD IN AND SAY THIS MEAT IS THE SAME AS THAT OTHER MEAT. All you do is confuse my customer and piss me off because clearly you have no clue about food or the industry you work for. Anyone that can breath without life support knows cheap-round eye steaks are nothing like tenderloin/filet-mignon. I don't care if you work for a big name restaurant, you're an idiot. I'm always right and your wrong. I'm the cutter, that is the rules. My job is a skilled trade, it isn't for everyone. It takes a lot of practice and knowledge to cut meat and know where it comes from. I'm still learning, so don't you fucking dare interrupt me because you think you're a big hot-shot manager when in reality you're prolly just a shift supervisor who doesn't know his ass from his elbow. I take pride in my work and what I do, if I'm talking to a customer about something and informing them I'm doing it because of that pride i instill in my product. I want them to be as informed as me so they can make better choices and not get ripped off at other meat-shops.
I can't stand some people in grocery stores. The other day I went on my standard snack run at my local grocery store (which I know like the back of my hand because I read the directory and can actually remember where shit is after i find it) I was just browsing up and down the aisles scanning for some deals. I happen to walk in front of these two people, curious to see if I had underestimated how far away they were when I exited the aisle, I spend a second looking back at these two ~25 year old, weird-ass looking dudes, one adorned in a Canadian tuxedo, the other in a Pantera shirt with camo pants. The one in the Canadian tuxedo looks at me and goes "WHATCHU LOOKIN AT FOOL" for just GLANCING BACK. :v: I had a hard time containing my laughter. I later watched these guys go up to a Redbox machine and stare at it for 5 minutes before walking away. It was interesting to watch. I've also seen the occasional fatass on a scooter but those stories are similar enough not to be retold. I think my absolute favorite kind of people (/sarcasm) in a grocery store are the stupid 30 year old mothers of 3 who are dragging their crying, screaming kids through the store. There are too many of those, and I don't know where these people get off thinking they should take care of those kids.
[QUOTE=teslacoil;34599632]Just wait till this guy gets a job. He's gonna have rants [b]all over[/b] General Discussion.[/QUOTE] I have a full time job, tard [highlight](User was banned for this post ("Flaming" - Daimao))[/highlight]
[QUOTE=Somebody_404;34600631]I have a full time job, tard[/QUOTE] elaborate on this "job" you have tard
[QUOTE=killiam;34598953]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] If you ever run into a kid that isnt an obnoxious brat, congratulate his or her parents
[QUOTE=Sourcegamer8;34600804]elaborate on this "job" you have tard[/QUOTE] What the actual fuck I don't have to prove anything to you, you either take my word for it or not.
[QUOTE=Somebody_404;34600886]What the actual fuck I don't have to prove anything to you, you either take my word for it or not.[/QUOTE] Unless your job is retail and you have the experience to sympathize with them because of the understandably crappy environment they most often have to work in, I don't see what you are trying to prove.
Night shift guy at the gas station i work at had a dude come in at 3am and he talked on the public phone for 30 minutes only he wasn't talking to anybody, he was just listening to the tone
Had a guy get pissed at me today because I wouldn't swap over an 11 month old camera for a new one. Not my fault the manufacturer has a repair not replacement warranty :(
[QUOTE=Batmoutarde;34601065]Night shift guy at the gas station i work at had a dude come in at 3am and he talked on the public phone for 30 minutes only he wasn't talking to anybody, he was just listening to the tone[/QUOTE] what the fuck.
We have those scanners at Target that you use to scan and see how much items are. And I was bored so when I finished stocking a shelf I took the barcode sticker off the empty box (they're actual stickers so you can take them off the label and put them somewhere else on the box if they're backstocked so you know.. or something) And I put it on my box cutter. So now everytime I walk past scanners with my blade I scan my razor and I'm going to wait until my coworkers start noticing that I'm swiping my razor under them and they're actually beeping when I do. [editline]8th February 2012[/editline] I get bored sometimes.
[QUOTE=Somebody_404;34600631]What the actual fuck I don't have to prove anything to you, you either take my word for it or not.[/QUOTE] All of your posts are shit [img]http://www.creativeswiki.net/images/9/91/Multifrogout.gif[/img]
At the arcade I work in we have this guy, who apparently used to be a Doctor of Psychology, he's a fucking nut, he sort of stares at you like he's going to stab you to death, and he tries to talk to you like he's really good friends with you, I don't think a single member of staff actually likes him, last week he was talking some shit about Alpha Centauri, just out of the blue, he comes in with this women that uses a wheelchair and moans about tons of things. Twice she phoned for an ambulance because she thought she was having a heart attack, when she just had indigestion. I'm quite honestly amazed most of the customers get themself dressed without help.
[QUOTE=Somebody_404;34600886]What the actual fuck I don't have to prove anything to you, you either take my word for it or not.[/QUOTE] i have a million dollars but FUCK YOU I DON'T HAVE TO PROVE ANYTHING YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE FOR TRYING TO PRESS ME FOR INFORMATION
Was cleaning up a mess a customer made when they smashed a few glass jars and bottles in the glassware section. I go to grab unbroken items to take them to get wasted when I noticed a yellow tinge in the bottom of a bottle on the shelf. Someone had relieved themselves in not just 1 but 2 clear water bottles.
[QUOTE=mcattack1092;34607935]Was cleaning up a mess a customer made when they smashed a few glass jars and bottles in the glassware section. I go to grab unbroken items to take them to get wasted when I noticed a yellow tinge in the bottom of a bottle on the shelf. Someone had relieved themselves in not just 1 but 2 clear water bottles.[/QUOTE] How did they manage that without other customers seeing?
[QUOTE=Funny;34564251]Wow.. I have so many stories from my time at Sainsburys. I'll trickle content in as the thread needs it. A lot of it is about stupid shoplifters, some are sad. Others are about the retardation that is the general population and the banter that goes on between staff members. Broccoli Story: A few weeks ago we had a customer come in to our store. He walks in the entrance, and saunters up and through the store like any normal customer. He goes up to Produce (fruit and veg and stuff), and peruses the contents of the shelves. He takes a single head of Broccoli. He opens his jacket, and calmly slides this head of Broccoli under his armpit. He walks away from Produce, calmly, towards the entrance. Obviously, seeing this all, our 6"2' Belgian, tank of a security guard starts tailing him. The man gets spooked as he sees this Belgian behind him. He removes the Brocolli from under his jacket, throws it on the ground (which causes it to explode) and bolts out the entrance. My manager pokes a stick through the remnants of the Broccoli and proceeds to chase the employees around the store with this stick of Broccoli...[/QUOTE] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG-LlEw57T0[/media]
[QUOTE=Dark RaveN;34603425]what the fuck.[/QUOTE] During one of my night shifts I had a mentally deficient lady stare at me while she ate a box of smarties. There was no hiding she just kept staring and eating and when she finished she just left
[QUOTE=Justin Case;34589245]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!"[/QUOTE] [img]http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/chars/char_20950.jpg[/img] THIS IS MY STOOOOOORE!
[img]http://popsop.ru/wp-content/uploads/orangina_thick_bottle.jpg[/img] No way that is a real product.
[QUOTE=Lukasaurus;34616224][img]http://popsop.ru/wp-content/uploads/orangina_thick_bottle.jpg[/img] No way that is a real product.[/QUOTE] I've seen a bottle of Oragina, but not one like this. Pretty sure that it's real though. Also people are less blind on wednesday then on monday.
Just last Saturday, working an overnight at a Kum and Go gas station, this latino guy walks in, and asks me how much Corona we had in stock. I show him to the beer, he picks up 2 and brings them to the checkstand, then goes back and picks up two more. He stops at the checkstand and pulls his wallet out after I ask him for his id, he starts to look around suspiciously, and I start to back away to the exit of the checkstand to confront him. Here's where the other guy comes in. He had left his pickup running, and Mr. Beer Run saw the opportunity and took it, bolting out the door and tossing the beer into the back of the truck, got in and sped off. I chatted with the guy who had his car stolen, surprisingly he kept his calm talking to me, but I could tell he was motherfucking [b]PISSED.[/b] I let him use my phone to find a ride since the store phone didn't work, but he couldn't find anyone who wanted to get off their ass and help a friend. He then went to the store across the street to call a taxi. Cops weren't called because the guy was a bit drunk and didn't want to talk to them right then.
[QUOTE=Lukasaurus;34616224][img]http://popsop.ru/wp-content/uploads/orangina_thick_bottle.jpg[/img] No way that is a real product.[/QUOTE] Confirming that it is in fact, real. They are pretty common here in Vancouver, I'll try and pick one up tomorrow.
[QUOTE=MR-X;34600034]Shit about the toils of cutting, slicing and chopping meat.[/QUOTE] Do you receive a beast as a whole thing? Or in vac-packed pre-cut chunks? Because if it's the latter i'm pretty sure you can be called a slicer and not a butcher. Well, that's how it is in Australia.
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