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If Sideshow Bob were made of fruit.
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Applause from a former resident of gas station hell. What is it about gas stations that turn people into assholes? I see the same people who were the worst at the gas station at other stores and they act as gentle as a baby kitten, but put them in a gas station and they turn into a hungry T-Rex.
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My graphic design teachers would have a coronary if they saw that.
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I'm allergic to pepperoni. Not going into details but let's just say you don't want to be in the same building when my gastro tract explodes if I eat anything with pepperoni...I can't even pick it off because the grease it leaves behind has the same effect. Went to a pizza place once with my sister and brother in law and when we ordered our pizza we made sure to mention I was allergic to pepperoni and make sure there was none on our pizza (we ordered a multiple meat pizza that usually came with pepperoni). The pizza comes and we check the top for pepperoni, I take a piece and bite in....and notice half a pepperoni hidden under the cheese. I run to the bathroom and my brother in law speaks to the manager. We got the pizza comped, a personal apology from the person who prepared the pizza, and the correct one at no charge. (which we took home since I was too sick to stay there)
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I've been mis-identified by customers simply because I always wear a pony tail. Another employee wore a pony tail one day and was rude to a customer (she was usually rude but after being there 25 years she thought she couldn't be fired). The customer didn't have a name but said "The girl with the pony tail" and automatically management thought it was me....even though I was on vacation and not in the store for the entire week this happened.
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At my now former gas station job people would move the shelf tags on the liquor shelves thinking they'd get a $4 can for a dollar...and of course get yelled at for "poor customer service" because I wouldn't price change liquor.
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At least it wasn't the other way around. I've seen too many cans of formula ditched in favor of beer.
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Find another job and forget this one.
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Somebody else told me she could have had social anxiety issues, however she came in during the busiest time of day for any gas station...right when people are getting off work and stopping in for their gas and beer for the night. Plus we were swamped because it was snowing (for some reason snow brings out the worst in people), not the best time for someone with social anxiety to visit a place of business.
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"No ma'am, these are the ones you dangle from the ceiling."
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My ex husband thought he was funny by making a section in my coupon organizer called "Marital Aids" and putting my coupons for whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and vegetable oil in it. No, that's not the reason we're divorced.
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The store where I used to work also reused their hangers, and they were very strict about it. Occasionally we would have a surplus and might give away a hanger but usually we didn't have enough to put out the stock we did have. I had one crusty try to pull "I'm calling corporate and THEY will give me hangers.", so I replied "If they have hangers, tell them to send some to the stores because we're all out."
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If people don't know the PIN I don't give them the option to use credit. If it's their card, they know the PIN, if they don't know the PIN, it's not their card
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We get people almost daily who move shelf tags thinking they'll get a cheaper price...usually on beer. They'll take a 2/$3.00 tag and put it in front of a $4 beer, then get angry when we don't honor it. Allowing the price change only encourages them to try it again so we don't honor it, ever. I have told people that if they're going to try to scam us to shop elsewhere. No store wants thieves and scammers as customers.
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If it's an old phone number, it may have been re-issued and the new owner is also using it at the store. After a period of time, old phone numbers get re issued. We have a reward program at my gas station, every 10th of certain items are free. We always have husbands, wives, kids, friends, etc. using the same phone number, someone gets the free item then when the actual card holder comes in for their free item, it's already used. That's why I tell people that they can share a card but at their own risk because there is a greater chance that someone else will get the free item.
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I have people try to give me their high school ID. I laughed at one kid when I handed it back saying "no way". His logic was that if he graduated in 2015 and was 18 then that makes him 21 now. Doesn't work that way kiddo.
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I get people all the time who will ask for $30 on a pump, hand me a stack of singles, and book it out the door. I'll count and it'll be anywhere between $25 and $29. So I adjust the amount. One guy came back "I asked for $30." "But you only gave me $25.' He left.
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For the single mom's, who had to be Mom and Dad.
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I hate when people try to pull the "I used to work here...." or "I've worked in retail for xxxx years..." crap. If they really did then they KNOW what the policy is and they're not going to get special treatment.
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I used to work at a drug store that was connected to a grocery store. I don't cook but people would come to me and ask how to cook something rather than ask the guy who was a chef at a steak house on weekends.
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My mother is a horrible parker, I"m positive I'll be seeing her car on a "bad parking job" page soon. :)
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2017 on Bad Parking with Dogs at Retail Hell Underground
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I guess the OP literally dealt with a bunch of asses that day.
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Well, he did what was asked. Crusty said "do your job", so he fixed the register, that was his job.
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Where I work, our tills are rarely to the penny. We round the coin changer, so if there's $43.27 in coins, we count it as $43. If there's $47.52 we count it as $48. We also get a $5 leeway in over/short because people are always leaving change behind so it's not uncommon to be over a few dollars just from 'forgotten' change.
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