Customer: "Oh pfew, we're just on time, they were about to close."
@humantrash, I don't care if they get what they need and get out but if they stay a half hour after closing I'm sweeping/vacuuming right next to them
People are always complaining on this app about retail, Jesus stop complaining. I hate my job too but I'm not just going to blame everything on my clients (even if they are assholes). I work hard all day and it's hard to find time to fit in all the shjt I have to do. If I get in there before you close and I'm out within 5 minutes of your closing time (either side of it) then suck it up, it's your godd*mn job, if you don't like it quit and get another one or realize how good you have it living in a first world country and not having to live on the streets...... rant over, I shall never speak of this again.
@Blasphemy is Fun, I've been working retail the past two and a half years, and I agree with you completely. Store closes at 9, and if you come in and grab what you need, even if it's a little after closing, then it's whatever. No problems. I think what a lot of people complain about, though, is if you were to come in at 8:55 (knowing that 9 is closing) and ask for help, or start a process, that you know will take a decent amount of time...that's where it gets a bit annoying.
@Blasphemy is Fun, I currently work in retail, and I don't have many ossues with customers coming in really close to closing. The biggest reason I dread them coming in sometimes, is when they come in to do nothing but cause an issue. Especially when they'll go tromping halfway across the store to your section and demand to know where some item is without letting you go find the appropriate associate because (actual quote) "You work here, why don't you know the entire dämn store? You stupid slůts should know everything" so, it really depends on the customer.
@Blasphemy is Fun, You don't always get customers that are like that though. Which happens more often than not. It's actually kind of annoying when they come in just before closing and already become difficult people to work with and take forever to get what they need because they're in the wrong department asking the wrong employee, expecting them to know the store 100% when sometimes all they know is their own department. Guiding them in the right direction is fine, but being berated for not knowing specific details is not. The employees are human too. They have homes, and maybe children to be with, or have school the following morning. The job itself might be okay, it's just the general public that people complain about and you're always going to find yourself dealing with people in or outside of work.
@Blasphemy is Fun, it’s just fun to b*tch about things a little sometimes. Someone somewhere will always have it worse, that’s no reason to not roll your eyes and say “can you f*ckin believe this guy?” When someone’s making your life a little harder.
@Blasphemy is Fun, A small order is fine, but as a deli worker, when the store and deli closes at 11 pm, and you have the entire day to come, and you pick 10:58 as the time to order 4 sandwiches, that does get annoying
@Blasphemy is Fun, I agree as far as retail goes so long as you don't hold them up more then 15 minutes or so.
But if you go into a restaurant five minutes before close, you should go drink bleach.
@BigJ, or when you work as pizza delivery and order 2 mins to close a pizza that takes 10 mins to cook, 15 to deliver, 15 to get back ... that's annoying
@ThePoison, as someone who is coming in once or twice at the last minute to restaurants i.e. Fast food I do apologize for making you stay a little longer. And I tell the people when I'm there.
Hey its me, that customer. I'm sorry I just want ice cream :/
@addibruh, then go to walmart, they are open 24/7
@nismo, Walmart isn't anywhere near where I live. Plus if the store is open its OK to go in
@addibruh, I am sure that you are a wonderful person and I wish you the best in life. However, as someone who works at an ice cream shop and has had customers walk in two minutes before closing and then stay another 10, I will tell you with the utmost kindness, *clears throat* Go fvck yourself.
@Agent New Mexico, m8, the closing hours are for hours of service not when you go home. If it bothers you that much just work somewhere else
@addibruh, I'm about to. But it's a general rule of working in customer service. Going in just before closing then getting in the way of the closing process by staying an extra ten minutes is widely considered to be a d!ck move. That being said, I have less of an issue with a customer that comes in, knows what they want, orders, and then leaves immediately.
@Agent New Mexico, yea I only go in if I know I have time to leave before it closes
@addibruh, Then I have no major issue with you. As long as they don't linger and don't take forever to decide, then I'm okay.
@nismo, Walmart aren't 24/7 in some places anymore
I work in a Photoshop. Hate it when people come in 2 mins before closing and want prints right away. No way in hell I'm staying later when I dont get paid for it. If it's a couple mins then fine but anymore than that, they can pick it up the next day. Even funnier when they get angry because you won't do a photo shoot just as you're about to close.
My entire life as someone who delivers pizza. Too many damn orders 5 minutes before we close.
@FrostyKnife, that's really got to suck. I bet the 1s that usually order that late also dont tip. I live in the UK where tipping isn't necessary but delivery drivers always get a tip as they help me to stay lazy lol.
@Inverted Scrotum, Tipping isn’t necessary here in Australia either, so yeah usually nothing.
For some reason, I see this and assume that he’s backing out, not coming in.
Happens every damn time.