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Ilia
in my own little world...
I love writing fantasy and retail-hell stories.
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From RHUer This person was a supervisor (in title only) who would constantly 'gossip whisper' about other team members in the office. She collected mistakes that others made, shared the mistakes with other gossipy team members who did not need to know, and worked to turn people against those she didn't like. This person would make rude comments about those above and under her. She also complained and cursed out loud (four letter words that others nearby could easily hear) in her cubicle all day long. This wore down the team and made the days seem longer. This person was also on personal calls most of the day, even at busy times. People in the office were forced to act like they liked her, even though she mostly annoyed, depressed, and divided the team through her terrible conduct. No one above her in the chain of command had kept her in check through the years. They just accepted that her poor behavior was 'just part of her personality' Many cooperated with her only because they feared her turning against them. The company manager had heard complaints about her through the years, but just believed it was only due to personality conflicts. The company did not realize that the reason they could not keep any jobs under her filled filled due to the fact she was a horrible, disrespectful, non-managerial, less-than-supervisor. --RHUer Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Retail Hell Underground
Posted 6 hours ago at Retail Hell Underground
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From excellent_916, AskReddit I used to work at a pub, and there encountered the cheapest couple I have ever met. The first clue was that they decided to have their wedding reception in the tiny bar of a pub. There were quite a few other hints that these people were just trying to get the most freebies out of their wedding as possible: There was a strict rule that they must be out by 11pm, however they insisted on staying later and later until it was 12am and, since you can't say no to a bride on her wedding day, I was made to pack up the entire room and place the decorations in boxes for her to pick up in the morning. (I'm a waitress at a pub, this is not my job.) There was a strict schedule that was emailed to us, on this schedule we were told the bride and groom would arrive at 6.15 and the entrees (2 plates of cheese and biscuits) were to come out at 6.30. Upon arriving at 6pm, the bride and groom both came to me at the bar and told me the entrees were late. When I said that the schedule said the kitchen was to prepare them at 6.30, the bride had a fit and started screaming at me that that's not what she said, though I had the email from her printed behind the bar with me. The bride was told beforehand that if she wanted us to cut the cake and distribute it, it would be a $10 cakeage fee, as is standard with most establishments, however she said no, she could cut it all. After cutting a slice for herself, she said to me, "I shouldn't have to do this. you should do this," and tried... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Retail Hell Underground
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From wrenken1, IDontWorkHereLady I was just at a store perusing the beer selection. I don't have the apron on, I'm just there. This guy comes to me, I can see him out of the corner of my eye, and says excuse me. I just move over, thinking I'm in his way. He says it again, this time more forcefully. I look over at him and he asks for a certain type of beer, do we carry it. I said, "Go take a look, you'll do as good as I can." He got pissed. He rammed his cart into me and turned around and walked away. A couple of minutes later he comes walking up with a guy I know that works there. I say hi to the guy I know, and I get a nice response. The agitated customer just goes off, How can you be nice to him, he's an ass he didn't help me, reprimand him, fire him, do something. My guy just says, "He's one of my best customers. He's a customer. Employees wear aprons, he's not wearing one. If you need help I'll help you or someone with an apron will help you." The guy just got a look like he was defeated. He asked for a beer, my guy said he'd look for it in the back and walked away. I got my stuff and was walking away. He then said that he was sorry but I shouldn't have looked so authoritative. What the hell does that mean? --wrenken1 Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Retail Hell Underground
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This USS Enterprise ring designed by PaulMichaelDesign is perfect for Star Trek fans boldly going to pop the question to their significant other. Don’t forget the matching pendant necklace to complete the look! --PaulMichaelDesign Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Retail Hell Underground
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From sleepyalixe, IDontWorkHereLady Teenage me went shopping at the mall with my mom, my aunt, and my cousin. Now this was a Fun, Special Treat because my mom is pretty reclusive- she won't even make the 30 minute drive to come see my apartment or the boutique I run. The point is- I was excited. Now, I fancied myself an emo kid or whatever, so I was wearing black cigarette pants, a black tee shirt, and ratty converse. My hair was freshly chopped into this insanely pointy pixie cut and I wore way too much eyeliner. Obviously a punk teen. My mom is holding up some pants trying to decide if I need room to grow (I don't, I've been this size since I was twelve) when this middle aged woman walks up. So here I am, in the middle of a store with my mom, very obviously shopping when this woman storms up to me- Woman: "Do you think these will fit me?" Now I'm confused, but figure maybe she just needs a second opinion on this weird skirt so I tell her that it looks just fine. W: "I didn't ask you if it looked fine! I asked if it looks like it would FIT me!" For some reason my mom had wondered off just as this lady walked up to me so I'm just here, confused. Being asked questions I don't wanna answer. Me: "W-well it looks like it?" W: "Mhm, do they not even train you people anymore? Can you get me someone who knows what they're talking about? NOW." M: "I uh, don't... work here." W: "Yeah, probably not for longer. Get me a manager! You aren't very good at this!" At this point, her voice has been raised and I'm pretty sure that's an... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retail Hell Underground
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From RHUer I was 28 years old and my coworker was 30. She constantly talked down to me and made statements like, 'Well, when I was your age...' or 'It's different when you're 30...' But some of her worst offenses fall in the category of absolute sabotage. She'd withhold specific information or new stats from me, so that when I'd report out a current status in an all-staff meeting, I'd not only give an incorrect number, but she'd interrupt me and say, 'No, no. It's not 34, it's 38!' And I'd have no idea how she got 38 until after the meeting. After hours, she would tamper with my spreadsheets and erase the work that I'd done. Then the next morning, before I even arrived, she'd be in our boss's office complaining that I wasn't doing my work. In the end, I found a new job and they fired her. --RHUer Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retail Hell Underground
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From Doobie-Keebler, AskReddit I'm a wedding photographer. This one self absorbed bitch sat in her suite making her guests sit outside in the sun for a full hour while she fussed with her makeup and jewelry, which had already been done for some time. She wrote her vows during this time--an hour after the service was supposed to have started. When her aunt came in and gently reminded her that she was holding everyone up, she threw a mini tantrum and complained, "It's my day and everyone's forgetting it's supposed to be about ME!" When she finally deigned to appear, her brother (a groomsman) passed out from heat exhaustion. The officiant leaned in asked if she wanted to take a break while he was tended to and she said, "Nah, just keep going, he's fine." At the end, as she's recessing down the aisle, and you could see the ambulance arriving in the background of the video. Her vows, by the way, were awful, and sounded like they'd been thrown together just minutes beforehand... because, of course, they had been. --Doobie-Keebler Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retail Hell Underground
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From fuccinnerdbutt, IDontWorkHereLady So I have to preface this story a little bit. My girlfriend at the time was really shy unless she has known you for a while. She has some self esteem issues(she was a former anorexic) but nothing that we weren't working through. She also doesn't really know how to handle flirting, which I found cute as hell until she told me she really doesn't like it. Her name in this will be Sasha. Anyway, we were at [electronics store] and I happened to be wearing my one bright blue shirt. So if you saw me for a half a second, you'd think I was an employee, but any longer and a normal person would see that's not the case (but we don't have any normal people in this topic). So she went to look at laptops for her first semester in college (her HP with Windows xp was shit and I told her I was buying her a new one) and I went to see what music [electronics store] had. Cause hey, she's a grown woman, she knows what she wants; all I was at this point was the guy buying it About ten minutes and 6 cds later I walked across the store to see if she had found anything she liked and I see her shrunk up in the corner. There was a guy talking to her, typical just-graduated highschool was-on-the-football-team cocky asshole. And he was making motions to touch her and such. Had this been any other girlfriend I would've waited until she slapped the fuck out of him (I usually date firecrackers) but Sasha was different. Like I said she doesn't know how to handle flirting, or in this case harassment. I went into boyfriend modeTM and walked over there quickly. Now... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retail Hell Underground
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More pictures to see, but beware the creeper! --thegoodness Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Retail Hell Underground
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From DatSandwich, IDontWorkHereLady So, back in the day I worked for an armored car company, we serviced a lot of big box retail stores. I was on my usual route, this was the beginning of holliday shopping season, so all of the stores on my route were packed. I go in the front, customer service manager waves and radios his manager that I'm here. It's a normal stop for me, I know where to go. On one side of the store was the office, that particular day I was both making a cash drop and pulling cash to take back. I stand outside the office and wait for the store manager to make her way over. So while I wait, I pull out my scanner and start entering info and the like. Not 30 seconds in I hear an irritated, "Excuse me". Now for reference, I'm in a store where the employees wear red. I am in mostly black, as in black boots, Polo, even still wearing my aviator sunglasses, and very obviously, a police style duty belt with a large holster that very visibly contains a firearm, holding a sealed black bag with the company's name on it. I look up, and it's a middle aged woman and I shit you not, she has the typical, "I want to speak to the manager" haircut. Sm for "Suburban mom" from here on out. This is the shorthand version, as this was a few years ago. I look up from my scanner at her. Me: "Yes?" Sm: "The Ad said you had [toy] on sale today but I can't find any, can you check for me?" Me: "Sorry ma'am I can't help you. There should be an employee here somewhere." SM: (Visibly irate) "What do you mean you can't help me!?... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retail Hell Underground
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From RHUer I worked at a tax office. We would hire extra help during tax season. This one guy didn’t sit right with me, he gave me the creeps. He would take the bathroom key (it was an office complex, with bathrooms outside our office) and be gone for way over an hour. This happened every day. Well, one evening when I was out of the office, police came in and escorted him out in handcuffs. No one had any idea why, until I was working out the next morning, and saw his mugshot on the news! (I almost fell off my elliptical machine). He was arrested for molesting his daughter’s mentally challenged friend (age 14). He was leaving work every day to go do that! :( --RHUer Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retail Hell Underground
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From Darklordofbunnies, AskReddit Actually a (part-time) wedding planner: I haven't had much trouble with bridezillas... mostly due to the fact it's not my full time gig and I can turn people down. I have a standard contract that includes a variety of reasons I will terminate a contract with a partial refund (any time you don't use, you get back, but if I had to sit through your shit, I get paid). Still, I've had a couple of wanna-be clients who discovered that my ass is nuclear breath-proof the hard way. There was one chick who was under the impression I would be paying for the decorations out of what she had been paying me. I informed her that, while I could handle those directly if she wished, she would still have to cover the cost of anything I had to purchase. She blew a very impressive gasket, demanded a full refund, and actually contacted her family lawyer. The lawyer arrived, complimented my contract and informed the bride-to-be to read this shit next time. ------------------------- One poor girl thought I would actually perform the ceremony and got a bit confused when I informed her of how weddings are handled. She backed out of the entire thing once she realized that she was legally bound to her groom. (?!) She literally thought anyone could say the words, give them a license to bone, and she could keep living the same way she did before. (?!?!?!) LIFE LESSON PEOPLE: TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT IMPORTANT SHIT BEFORE YOU START PLANNING A WEDDING. ------------------------- Not a bridezilla but just a cool little story: one girl saw my portfolio and really liked a certain dress and wanted to know where I found it. I told her I made it and she grabbed a pencil, sketched... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retail Hell Underground
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From RHUer I work for a small time electrician, doing a wide variety of small 3-5 day jobs. A few months back we were redoing most of the electrical work in a convenience store that had gotten hit by a car. Drove right through the front, leaving a huge gaping hole. When I got there, all the shelves and everything else was pushed into the far back corner of the store. The front is boarded up. Manager lets me in and hangs about while I do my work (likely for security reasons, so I don't mind). Store is closed. Door, remarkably intact, is locked. Someone tries the door. When it doesn't give, there is a loud crunching noise. I'm at the top of a ladder, the manager is just kind of hanging out. At the noise, both of us whip our heads around to see an idiot lady literally RIP A BOARD OFF THE FRONT OF THE STORE, come in and go "Is the store open?" I've got wires all around me and I'm halfway into the drop ceiling, just staring at this lady with my mouth hanging open. The manager shoos Idiot #1 out. Me: "What is... I don't even..." Manager: "Don't think about it. The more you do, the more the stupid will burn, and the store can't afford an insulation fire of that magnitude right now." This was idiot #1. Idiots #2 - #5 come one by one, close enough together to have literally seen the manager usher the previous person out and re-lock the door behind them, only have the next one simply move the now loose board out of the way to get in instead. The questions range from staring at me and asking, "Do you work here?" (Yes lady the 18 year old wiring... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Retail Hell Underground