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Ilia
in my own little world...
I love writing fantasy and retail-hell stories.
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Also, admitting that your GPA is 2.3 (C+) isn't that good of an idea. Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Retail Hell Underground
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From: Mimi One of my pet peeves is about overstuffing the bags! I bring a bunch of bags with me, but a lot of cashiers seem to feel the fewer bags, the better. And no, it doesn't weigh the same, because if I have six bags I don't carry them inside all at once! I can carry four bags at once whether there's a paper bag inside of them or not, as long as they aren't stuffed so full that things are falling out. A paper bag makes them sturdier, most of the plastic bags I get in grocery stores are so damn thin and flimsy that I've had them break with nothing more in them than a loaf of bread or a pack of toilet paper. I recycle paper bags when I get them (which isn't often). Cashiers are quick here. They can pop a paper bag into a plastic bag pretty quickly. Also, retail slaves need to keep in mind that not everyone is driving. If you have to lug bags to the bus stop and/or walk several blocks, the sturdier the bag, the better. That's why I like my canvas bags. --Mimi Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retail Hell Underground
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This story was originally posted on: March 24, 2010 ------------------------- OH BOY WAS I WRONG. You may remember the post I made about a week or two ago when my supervisor was fired. Turns out, he took it pretty harsh and is sending everyone at work hate mail via Facebook! WHAAAAT? (The one I received was from his Baby Mama. I feel special.) It also turns out that before he left, he put his phone number in the new girls BACK POCKET. She turned around, took it out and put it back in his shirt pocket. I never even knew about that until today, I'm glad he was fired. Ugh! But now, a rant about today. A. If you need to drain the dragon, please do it before you fucking order. I have other orders to do without waiting for your entire family to get out of the shitter. B. I will ask you three times to take your order in Drive Thru, if you don't answer, I'll assume you're an idiot and won't ask again. So don't drive up to the window and bitch at me because you weren't paying attention. C. I'm eighteen, don't treat me like I'm... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retail Hell Underground
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From: Gadebalran I've never run into anyone quite that bad, but I had some coworkers at a theater I worked at whose math skills left much to be desired. The boss had the prices set, with the taxes included, to make the math easier. At one point medium drinks were $1.10 and large popcorns were $2.50. Some of my coworkers could not figure out what four medium drinks or two large popcorns would cost without pulling out a calculator. --Gadebalran Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retail Hell Underground
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From: McHell Manager McD's is currently doing a promotion where you buy two sandwiches from a 4 item list for $4. You can buy any combination of the four, so that means if you want two Big Macs, it's $4, or if you want a Big Mac and a Fish, it's $4. Most of these sandwiches by themselves are nearly $4. The way the registers are set up is that we have a button for each combination that are all priced at $4. Meaning I have one button for a Fish and Big Mac, and one button for Quarter Pounder and a Big Mac. I do not have separate buttons that I can press to put in a combination, where each button is priced at $2 (such as if a customer wanted a Mac and a Quarter, I would have to press two buttons, each priced at $2) Nor do I have any discount buttons to make any of the combination buttons $2. Now, if you want just a single Mac, or a single Filet, you have to get it at normal cost, which I mentioned above, cost almost $4 anyways. There is no way around it; the higher ups... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retail Hell Underground
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From: A Oh god, I hated those electronic wheelchairs for the disabled "guests." Do you know how often people would just run you over because you were a "cast member" and they were allowed to get away with it?! One time at the kingdom, a guy came up to me with the keys to one. Apparently some woman had rammed her electric scooter over his pregnant wife's foot and then yelled at the poor lady for 'being in the way.' He was ranting about how the lady had jumped out of the chair to yell at his wife. Apparently the woman didn't need the scooter; she had no difficulties getting in a pregnant woman's face while standing on her own two feet. The husband had gotten understandably pissed and took the keys out of her scooter. He gave them to me (I offered his wife first aid three times like you're supposed to), which led to the most bizarre walkie conversation with the manager ever. --A Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retail Hell Underground
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Janitorgirl here with a story that seems right for submission. An old woman went up to the SIDE of customer service (meaning not in the LINE) and as I pass by with my trash can she says, "YOU! I CAN'T FIND EXTRA LARGE (detergent brand)!" Me: Well we are a smaller store, we don't have all the items that..... Old woman: THAT IS NO EXCUSE! IT WAS IN YOUR AD! I WANT A RAINCHECK! Me: If you get in line here at customer service someone will assist you.... Old woman: NO! I'M DISABLED! I CANNOT STAND IN A LINE! At this point the manager who is already helping people asks me to do the rain check. I have done a rain check before- the item has to be missing; meaning I need to see the the code from the empty shelf. Me: Where was the item supposed to be? Old woman: IT'S NOT ANYWHERE! THIS IS FALSE ADVERTISING! IT'S RIGHT IN YOUR AD! I work at a 'Jr Bullseye' and it is very common for people to see the ad for 'Regular Bullseye' and think it applies. So I take an ad from the pile. Me: Show me. Old woman:... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retail Hell Underground
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From: Card Cashier Hi RHUers Old and New, I am a long time reader and I have recently entered the work of retail myself, working for a retailer known for its cards and holiday-related merchandise. You can call me the Card Cashier. I had respect for those who work retail before, but I have even more of it now; I’ve only been working here for about a week at the time of writing and I’m already finding myself overwhelmed. In particular, I find myself flustered working the register, and I’m struggling to learn about all of our merchandise so I can give our customers (who, bless them, have largely been very patient with me) better recommendations and suggestions when they tell me they are looking for a gift or such like but don’t know exactly what they are looking for. As the experts, so to speak, on this subject, I come to you all seeking advice: What are your suggestions to become more comfortable in my environment and get a better handle on the stuff my store sells? My boss is being very patient with me, but ultimately she still has her own job to do and a store to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retail Hell Underground
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This story was originally posted on May 30, 2011, nickname updated to current ------------------------- Hey kids, Son Of Thrognar here again. I've been meaning to send this one in for a while. Today allow me to tell you about my restaurant job and the dumbest fucking person I ever worked with. For the sake of argument we'll call her Lisa, and she was as dumb as a box of hammers... no, forget that, at least hammers are useful. I used to wonder if her parents had any children that lived. She made Kelly Bundy from "Married with Children" look like Stephen Hawking. When she first was hired, two things (alright three things) were evident. She was a very beautiful girl, and all the genetic material that was supposed to go into her head went to her chest instead. She was 18 and had the chest of a porn star, which she made sure to accentuate by wearing shirts that were at least one size too small (all servers had to wear white button down dress shirts) so she couldn't button the top two buttons, showing off a generous amount of cleavage. Yes, this rock stupid girl was a server. Now... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retail Hell Underground
Personally, I think we should stop pandering to the hypochondriacs. I swear, the instant some new disease or health problem is identified, some people will say they have it...and they've never gone to the doctor to be checked, or else it's simply not possible. "Lady... you do NOT have testicular cancer..." "ZOMG! I sneezed! I have the bubonic plague!" "OH GOD! I diagnosed myself using google and found that I'm pregnant and have 17 types of cancer! AIIIEEE!" There needs to be a DiNozzo slap to the head mandatory to everyone who claims to have something, but who never got diagnosed by an actual doctor...
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Retail Jill here with a fun tale of spreading the love and making a server's night! I was going out of town for my cousins wedding and was excited since I would also get to see my sister who lives maaaaaaany miles away...like north vs south type stuff. I was also excited as I would be able to see a friend who had moved there and get the grand tour of the city! Now as I am the fun person I am, I wore a pair of bob-omb earrings I made because...Fuck it! Bob-omb! We met up, shenanigans ensued and noms were needed. My friend took us to this AMAZING local seafood place for fresh crabs, shrimp and local beer. Our waitress was so fun! She was the type who truly loved people and was honestly super awesome. We found out she used to work in IT but got burnt out and said 'Screw it, I'm gonna wait tables while I figure my shit out!' Well, she thought my earrings were super fun and thought it was cool I had made them. My sis looks at me and says, "Dude you should give her your earrings." Now I'm like, "Would... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retail Hell Underground
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This story was originally posted on November 17, 2010 ------------------------- A sleepy McSparkles here, ready to not whine about the Golden Arches for once. These little stories come from way back in 2008, back when I did an internship for the Mouse in Florida. Specifically, I worked in the educational park, on the least popular ride on the Future World side. It was a ride about Energy and how Ellen DeGeneris can't win at Jeopardy without Bill Nye helping her cheat. The ride was a 45 minute long movie with cars that slowly moved through a dinosaur diorama at one point. Since my ride was so slow, people would come to it after riding say, Mission Space or Test Track, thinking "Hey, this looks like a nice, chill ride to settle my tummy!" So about once or twice a week, we'd find a nice little pile of vomit in one of the cars or in the exit area. SWELL. But I didn't even care about that. What pissed me off were the ECVs. The electric cars Guest Services rented out to guests who "needed" them. I say "needed" because I only saw one girl who actually DID need it, because... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retail Hell Underground
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Retail Jill here with a fun tale of spreading the love and making a server's night! I was going out of town for my cousins wedding and was excited since I would also get to see my sister who lives maaaaaaany miles away...like north vs south type stuff. I was also excited as I would be able to see a friend who had moved there and get the grand tour of the city! Now as I am the fun person I am, I wore a pair of bob-omb earrings I made because...Fuck it! Bob-omb! We met up, shenanigans ensued and noms were needed. My friend took us to this AMAZING local seafood place for fresh crabs, shrimp and local beer. Our waitress was so fun! She was the type who truly loved people and was honestly super awesome. We found out she used to work in IT but got burnt out and said 'Screw it, I'm gonna wait tables while I figure my shit out!' Well, she thought my earrings were super fun and thought it was cool I had made them. My sis looks at me and says, "Dude you should give her your earrings." Now I'm like, "Would... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Retail Hell Underground