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For love of all things sweet, it baffles my mind that people leave the house with I.d. I have not updated in a long while, but we had Lime call out her husband stroked out badly. He didn't, and she was called out with it. Apparently, he was in really bad shape. The kicker is he called up looking for her instead of the ambulance.
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If something ran out or a machine broke down, we'd inform the customer before starting the order. I've had the grills break down a few hours before the end of my shift and nearly every customer would order items off the grill. And pick a second/third/fourth/etc item when informed we couldn't cook it at the time. My favorite is a car of barely legal drunks pitcher a fit we couldn't serve hot, fresh food when the power went out.
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I admit, I avoid buying systems at launch and feel really bad for the employees working on those days because of the craziness. Which reminds me: Gamestop employees, can you take food (box of donuts/cookies/etc) from a customer as a treat? I want to always take something to give since my local Gamestop is always awesome and I want to do something nice for those who wind up doing a midnight release.
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This seems like a missed opportunity. With both a gorilla and a banana, it would have been hilarious if they did a few skits together.
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I know this is a few days late and off track, I have a Lite myself. I bought it after my original went kaput after the DSis were out. I've never imported anything for it, I've got a Japanese Amiibo who I've not seen stateside in a retail oulet or at scalper prices. If anyone remembers my story about the game were the shelf tag was labeled as "purple mountain fck," it was a DS game.
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Sorry, I assume most things are region locked unless I look up otherwise. I've sweated when buying a few DVDs offline and find its shipping from the UK. The next DVD player will be a region 0. I explained the whole region thing to my dad recently. I looked up the the price of the game shortly afterwards.
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A sibling of mine has a Lite and I have been sorely tempted to buy a game that doesn't have a North American release, but based on MMORPG s/he played often a decade ago. It probably wouldn't see more than an hour or so of gameplay. Last time I checked, a few weeks ago, I could purchase it for about $20.
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I wonder how often this gets asked. And where the Hell would the Wii game fit? the 3DS will play most DS games. The games it doesn't require the GameBoy Advance slot.
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It is a shitty policy. The firing of those who don't show up without an actual emergency I stand with. I stopped volunteering for a extra hours on a certain holiday because of a combination of the people not showing up not being punished for it and expected to work 32 hours plus straight. Grant it, I would've been the only 3rd shift employee left for a few years running. I would put a volunteer list for holidays that they would be open. I know this may not work at other places, 1 place I worked at was open shortened hours on Thanksgiving and they had more people signing up than shifts than shifts available. As an employee who usually works most holidays, I may want another day that isn't the holiday itself so I visit family then. (If this sounds Grinchy at all, I apologize. Most of my holiday spirit has been shot, run over, and lit on fire by the people I work who believe I need to pull a 32 hour plus shift every holiday.)
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I'm in the same boat. I don't mind working most holidays and weekends. Any time I get one off, especially if I requested the time off, I'm expected to drop it immediately and work. I'm expected to work from Memorial Day straight to January 2nd without a day off according to a couple of parents I've worked with. I've had Violet 'redo the schedule' because since I don't have kids all my days off is 'free time.' Luckily, she had no power to do so and she couldn't approve the overtime that I would've been in trouble for.
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Boss sounds like my now former general manager. I had a similar discussion with customer last year, but he wasn't as dickish. He came through after Christmas, which is one of the few days we are closed and my only day off thanks to Lime. He told us he was really hungry and was confused why we weren't open and I told him we were given the day off to spend with family. He reiterated what he said and laughing said it was my only night off. He reiterated again. I really wanted to say he should learn to cook for himself. I felt part of my soul die since I previously liked this customer.
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Lotsa Heart Elephant?
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Same here. Blueberry is only behind cherry as far as pie goes, it would be gone fast.
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I hate this. Earlier this year, I had a one day cold on my day off and slept in a little more before work. I looked like death. Still a tad cheery. Had an idiot tell me if I couldn't smile a certain way (can't remember), I needed to quit right then and there.
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Or hopefully, the store covered her injuries. I've only done Black Friday 3 years myself. I luckily never saw the bad behavior. It wasn't worth the lines.
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I remember a recent holiday where a few people got what they thought where consoles and turned out to be a couple of books. I thought the first rule of thumb is double check everything is in there and its the right product. I've gotten 2 used consoles and 1 new within the last few years. The first thing I did was to make sure any of them weren't rocks or books.
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I feel you. I generally work the holidays, and it bounced between decent amount of people and no people. I volunteered in the past, but stopped after Violet and two managers thought I would be the only one working between 8 pm and 10 am on the ones I did work. Violet tried cancelling my very rare holiday weekend because Lazy, Lime, and everyone else got drunk and was utterly shocked when I didn't show.
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I'm glad the management stood up and put a foot down to this. I know parents have a tough job juggling everything, and I taken/ switched shifts to help parents out. However, the second I hear "She's got nothing, switch us," all bets are lost. Sadly, half the parents I've dealt with have done this on multiple occasions and wonder why I don't go as far as I have. (I hope you have never had a parent throw a full on temper tantrum while calling you all sorts of names and is sickly sweet five minutes later because the manager didn't buckle and wants a favor. I've had 3 parents - including Lime - do this in the last 6-7 years.)
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It reminds me when I had to renew my license. Another retail slave were discussing my picture. In one I looked high and looked like I was going to murder someone in the other.
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It's a prank. Had it happen once, and they drove away laughing.
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I absolutely hate this. I had some one melt down years ago because we just opened and my register didn't have enough money. He was buying something that costs less than a dollar. The manager refered to the bank down the street, which didn't open for another three hours. The manager much rather be able to make change until the bank at least opened.
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I joked about this with Starscream. Every time I head to a particular store, I run afoul of this. I also need to get in the left lane to turn left into the store. Last time, I had some one keep up with me to block me from getting into the lane.
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A few snowflakes don't hurt. When you're talking about half a foot or more, I am staying put. We had a nasty storm within the last few years where I nearly got stuck on the way home with about 4-5 inches. Between the time I got home and the time I woke up, it at least tripled on my street and was 2-3 foot drifts in some areas. I live on a street that isn't considered a priority, so it wouldn't have been plowed until after my shift started. And that wasn't the worst storm in the last ten years. I called in because the money wasn't worth a wrecked vechile, a tow bill, and what ever medical bills came from it. I was told that the manager called out half an hour later.
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Add blizzard to that. Buses are not running, every major road closed, police telling people to stay home unless it is an absolute emergency. The manager working that night, who lives about as far as I do, tells me that I need to show up no matter what and calls out that she can't make it due to weather.
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