Sometimes the last one is actually the cashier's fault. I've met some braindead cashier's.
@Doctor Krieger, working retail has sucked the life out of them
@Doctor Krieger, i think they mean when all the cashier does is say hi and you give them attitude. As a past retail cashier, i can say ive definitely been there
@Doctor Krieger, i currently work retail and ive met my share of dumb cashiers as well, for me its always the customer just being dumb and trying to save money they cant save because their coupon doesn't work. had one elderly woman who was giving me attitude like i was blind telling me that the coupon should work on what she was buying yet it specified a certain product and plainly said on the line beneath it "excludes (product she was buying and other things) but she refused to believe the word excludes was there after pointing it out 5-6 times she told me "nevermind i don't wanna fight with you just tell me what the god damn total is" a victory for cashiers everywhere was won that day
@Doctor Krieger, I had a dude on Sunday come through my line and before I could do ANYTHING he tells me, "put it in the bag." Of course my first thought was, well of course I'm going to put it in a bag, but of course I'm polite and say, "no problem sir." Then as I'm putting the first item in a bag he starts shouting over and over "PUT IT IN THE BAG!" I looked at the lady behind him and I guess my facial expression was begging for help cause she mouths the words, paper maybe? So I asked him, "sir, do you mean you want paper?" And in a very grumbly angry voice he tells me, "of course what else would it mean?" Immediately my mind is blown and I'm just wondering in what universe screaming at a person with no context is okay. I miss being a security guard.
@Catbug, Go back to security. We both made mistakes leaving security for retail.
@Catbug, That's what I do now! Honestly I left retail because fvck retail. Security is far more chill
Ive finally gotten out of retail!!!!
@Sandaimei, Congration. You done it.
But seriously, congratulations. Part of the spell has been lifted.
This job would be great if it wasn't for the fvcking customers
@ TouchMyCatEars, there are times I feel like we should have that on giant signs, hanging all over the store. And maybe a few others, like:
"Employees are not here to babysit your children"
"If an item says 'Keep Frozen', put it back in a freezer, as this is NOT a suggestion!"
I don't know why but I read "your expired coupon" as "your expired soon"
@Tis but a scratch, you will be if you tell me to "make an exception for you and just accept the coupon" one more time
@darkness my friend, I got stuck behind an old lady at the supermarket checkout the other day - she handed over a massive wad of coupons and made the cashier go through them all to see which she could use (one, I think). A bunch were expired so he offered to chuck them away for her; she declined and put them back in her purse - and I just know she’s going to be pulling out those same expired couplings next week. Why?!? Does she think they’ll be somehow back in date at some point in the future????
@Nellybert , Yup, that's exactly what she thinks. She thinks if she hands them to the right cashier, they'll just accept it, or get a lazy one who doesn't want to check each coupon and that's probably why she has a stack of them. I took a coupon to subway not realising it was expired and the guy told me it was, said yeah don't worry, gave it back as well and said keep it for next time. Nearly every subway I've been to they've been super chill. The other day a guy didn't charge me for a cup, and because most of the dispensery was out of stock, he said just take a bottle.
@Jipz, You’re probably right. The really dumb thing is that it was a supermarket with a fully electronic point of sale system, so all coupons are barcoded & scanned when used - so if you scan an expired coupon it just gets rejected. She’s never going to get to use the expired ones, however nice the cashier is.
Nice. I think you have to be a reasonably laid back person to work in a Subway - I’ve seen some customers get really annoying when building up their subs.
@Nellybert , people are really stupid. She very well could think they might be good again some ok ther time. Back when my Mom was a banker she told me a story of a lady that had her checking account massively overdrawn and had started to bounce dozens of checks. The asked her to come into the branch to discuss it. She thought that as long as she had blank checks she could keep writing more regardless of how much money she had. People are REALLY dumb sometimes.
@TheWhiteWolf, Oh good lord, that’s dumb. Not ‘Earth is flat’ dumb, but ‘complete practical failure as a functioning human being’ dumb, which is probably worse from a survival of humanity perspective.
@Nellybert , yeah from. What I've heard you have got to have a bit of a thick skin to work in subway. I work in carphone warehouse and had my shirt on bc I was getting food before I finished, and I had 3 people serve me cos there was no one else and just had a little chat with them as they were doing their thing, if you are chill with them they are chill with you. I'm not religious in any way but I've always lived by "treat others how you wish to be treated" and more people should. When you work in retail Some people treat you as an object and completely forget that you are a person too and that sucks
@Jipz, I stacked shelves for Sainsbury’s through my A-levels and the first two years of my degree - you definitely do get a certain type of person who thinks it’s okay to treat retail workers like cráp for some reason.
I currently work as a server at a restaurant in a casino and 9/10 times, the customer is on the wrong. My favorite is when they complain about the server and think we are going to get fired when they're wrong...and tall about how they're not coming back but they're back the next day.
The credit card declining can be because they input the wrong thing. Expecting a debit card vs a credit card.
Your sh!t grammar
@RichardTheLionheart , *you're'est'th
@RichardTheLionheart , *Ur
@RichardTheLionheart , no u
Your*, Your*, Your*.
Kudos to everyone working in retail. It really takes a special person to put up with dumbasses every day. Then on to the next dumbass and you have to smile at it. Seriously. Customer Service? I really don't know how people can manage.