|Bad cashiers, from the perspective of a courtesy clerk|
|Posted by Alucard on Tuesday, September 04 @ 15:12:04 EDT (2442 reads)|
gedet writes "I have worked as a courtesy clerk in the most successful grocery store in New England for about two months now. At first, I hated the job, I dreaded going in to the workplace, blah blah blah. It progressively got less worse, until 2 days ago. I worked with possibly the worst cashier on the history of the planet. I don't know how it is at other grocery stores, but here at mine, the cashier puts things in areas on the belt, delicate items on one side cleaning products, bread, eggs, they all have their own piece of the loading dock to go inside of a bag. Also cashiers are required to put stickers on over sized items as a proof of purchase, these items do not go in bags. Now imagine a cashier who doesn't do any of these required things."
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|How Many Do We Really Need?|
|Posted by Alucard on Tuesday, May 08 @ 23:54:44 EDT (915 reads)|
Anonymous writes "I have no problem with my current co workers. But I have survived so many others. My question is, why are they forcing us to have 3 associates when 2 are just fine? The one 3rd key we had got fired for stealing. The one manager we had retired, but she did nothing & blamed us for everything. One kid was too busy with school, so he was non existant. The other was lazy & couldn't catch on quick enough. The one woman was too busy trying to pick up every male customer we had. With a new worker, they don't give us more hours. We just have to divide the ones we have. So you take a rookie & give them the time the experiened people could use to get stuff done. FD wants hard workers, but doesn't give us the time to do so."
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|Posted by Alucard on Monday, July 11 @ 19:00:00 EDT (1291 reads)|
rrmro writes "I just recently got hired by Albertson's as a "Courtesy Clerk"(damn I hate Euphemisms) I needed a job after being out of it for awhile...
Anyway, one day I'm walking away from the register to find a price for something. I'm trying to catch up with a manager in the grocery section to ask him if he knows the price coming from the OPPOSITE direction of our path of travel comes another employee pushing a "U" cart? Those carts that looks like the thing a Bellboy uses? And this Manager/Jackass looks at the guy and proceeds to Knock a BOX off the big multi-leveled stack which comes down at an angle and hits me in the frakking arm!"
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|Working as a newbie courtesy clerk|
|Posted by Ramokk on Friday, February 04 @ 17:16:58 EST (2477 reads)|
Anonymous writes "I am just new to USA and luckily got a job as a courtesy clerk after 2 years of applying since economy is not good. I'm a woman, former executive secretary in my country in Asia.
I am working for 2 weeks in the grocery store and am already in my 40s and I felt like the people in my store doesnt like me...is it because I'm old? The checkers doesn't like me, they always notice the wrong things that am doing. There's a lady checker there even pointed her finger in my face saying, "if you dont mop the floor carefully and a customer slipped, you will be in trouble"! As if like..I know that I havent even started mopping..I just bite my tongue. There's also another employee there, saying..youre not suppose to take the trash in her loud voice! I told her, that's what the assistant manager told me yesterday.
Theres also another incident that this male checker doesnt smile at me, and he teaches me the right way to bag groceries in a loud voice that customers can hear and customers are looking at me as if I am really stupid..lol. But when there are no customers around, this male checker is not talking to me. He only corrects me when there are people around.
I don't think these people are crabby, because when I'm not around, they make fun and laughing with the other courtesy clerks that are old timers there.
I just dont understand, why they see my mistakes and humiliate me infront of people (but the higher up managers didnt comment on anything). Why are they not appreciating the hardwork that I do when i push carts in the rain for 4 straight days at night? When I bag, carry groceries and help customers out in their car?--no one appreciates it or even say, "good job"!
Well, Im not complaining, Im just venting it out..sucks to be me, I just really need money to support my children..thats all.
And with the hard life and difficult job hunting nowadays, am thankful that God gave me a job. Maybe sooner, there's a positive outcome on this.
Hope you can share some of your stories too, to make me feel better."
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|"I'm special because I work here"|
|Posted by Ramokk on Friday, January 28 @ 15:40:04 EST (1314 reads)|
Anonymous writes "I have worked at Wal-Mart for over 3 years, and last year I transferred
to a Wal-Mart in a different state. I got along very well with the
people in my then department (deli), even though I hated the department
itself mainly because of dealing with my least favorite kinds of
customers: Co-workers from other departments. These people think that
because they are off the clock and you are not, they can say whatever
they want to you because they are now the customer, and "the customer
is always right".
Or they think they know how to do your job and criticize you and tell you your not doing things right.
I now currently work in the bakery which I really do enjoy, and while I
still have to deal with some really difficult people from time to time,
it's nothing compared to being a cashier or a deli associate.
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|Customers returning rugs|
|Posted by Alucard on Tuesday, October 19 @ 22:32:12 EDT (1473 reads)|
Anonymous writes "I do stock at a furniture store and every week we get returns of rugs. Guess who ends up inspecting them to see if they're OK to go back to stock?
Well, they're not OK to go back to stock if they are full of pet hair, pet excrement, people hair, people excrement, stains, flakes of skin, marbles, shoe stains, or "dust" that is not common on that rug's material.
Tonight I unrolled a returned rug. I got a nice whiff of something.
So I would like to thank my store for accepting the return, giving store credit to this customer who basically got away with returning used underwear."
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|Co-Workers Who SING like life is a MUSICAL|
|Posted by Ramokk on Tuesday, July 06 @ 18:11:01 EDT (1164 reads)|
Anonymous writes "I live in a Hollywood Musical from HELL. My co-workers who are all males under the age of 30, except for my boss who's over the age of 50, insist on SINGING ALL DAY LONG. My boss and I are going crazy listening to these YAHOOS sing OFF KEY all day long while they work. They sing along with the Musak, they make up their own lyrics, and when you ask them a question - which my boss often does they sing a RESPONSE to his question. When they aren't singing they are "rapping". Two of these idiots actually think that they have "talent", despite the fact that they can't sing on key or even carry a tune!
Dealing with all the singing is bad enough, but what makes the situation worse is that these bozos all have a laid back attitude and think that the word WORK is a dirty word. Getting them to actually do their job is a major pain in the ass for my boss. He literally SCREAMS at them everyday and they don't listen to him at all. He schedules them to start work at a specific time and it's anyone's guess exactly at what time they will show up. It's not unusual for them all to show up for work one hour or even one and a half hours late on the same day. Each day they show up an average of 45 minutes late - without calling in advance to let someone know that they are going to be late by more than a few minutes.
One of these clowns in particular still thinks that he's in high school despite the fact that he's 25 years old and graduated years ago. He does whatever he feels like doing, and mouths off to my boss like he's the class clown and my boss is his teacher. The store manager has written him up several times but because of stupid company rules he's yet to be fired. Last month he actually gave his notice that he was leaving on June 28th, then a week ago said that now he was staying until August. When my boss told him that that was unacceptable, he laughed, like he didn't BELIEVE HIM when my boss told him he was on BORROWED TIME.
Store management has gone out and hired his replacement, and this guy doesn't believe that they are going to let him go! How dumb and clueless can this idiot be? He actually thought my boss and I were joking when we told him that they could stop scheduling him in the future and that he didn't qualify for unemployment because technically he had resigned his job. HE THINKS IT'S ALL A GAG. He really has no clue that at some point in the next two weeks they really are going to can his ass - which is long overdue I might add. His response to us was to sing a song!
The really sad part about all of this is that if anyone one of these clowns actually applied themselves they could be decent workers and might actually make something out of themselves. Instead, they will never amount to much and will forever be stuck in loser jobs. They could all go easily go back to school and learn a trade or get a degree and make something of themselves but they have no desire to do so, and that is where the real tragedy lies. These guys are actually a lot smarter than they behave, and act, but they are so immature that by the time they realize just what a mistake they are making it will be too late. They honestly believe that life OWES THEM a living, when in fact it does not. They have this sense of entitlement, but one day they are all going to be rudely surprised when they end up homeless and penniless."
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|Coworkers who steal get it in the end|
|Posted by Ramokk on Monday, May 31 @ 16:06:37 EDT (1282 reads)|
Anonymous writes "So this scumbag stole a coworker's wallet at my store. It couldn't be proven as no one saw him do it but he was 1 of 3 people who had access to the wallet and the only one who was a sleaze. This kid was a real dirtbag. You know the type, tries to hide the smell of his unwashed body with tons of imposter cologne. Anyway, me and a couple other people found a torn corner of a $20 dollar bill by a register. So, knowing that this kid is a thief and a liar, we arrange the corner of the $20 dollar bill in a way that it is hanging out of the locker in the breakroom. We leave he locker open and arrange a big dab of red ink that we took from a pen and arrange it on a plastic spoon so when he tries to open the locker to steal the $20 it will spill all over the dick's arm. We purposely leave the breakroom vacant when he goes on his break. About 3 minutes into his break, the kid is seen running through the hallway to the bathroom to wash his hand. Only problem is I turned the valve below the sink off so he cant wash the ink off and we removed all the paper towels and toilet paper from the bathroom so he cant even blot it. He winds up running out of the store and never comes back. True story."
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