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You don’t have to go home, but you can’t shop here.

August 13, 2008

Here is one I definitely know my fellow retail workers will relate to.  It’s called closing time.  For some reason customers just don’t get it.  Now for all you shoppers that read this, I know what you all think.  We give the closing announcements and you think “well I’m already here, they won’t kick me […]

A present, well sort of.

July 23, 2008

So I’ve had this blog up and have enough people reading it that I decided I owe it to all of you to get…….drumroll………a T-shirt!!!!  And some other pretty cool stuff with our super awesome logo on it. http://www.cafepress.com/retailruckus Now I am not asking everyone to buy one, that’s not why I did it. I […]

Your Condescension is Showing

July 22, 2008

So I was working at self checkout again today.  Most of the day went ok, no stupidity to report (or at least none that I had the pleasure to deal with).  Suddenly it got very quiet at the self check…..a little too quiet.  I walked out to the front area and looked over at the […]

Self Checkout (is not) For Dummies

July 17, 2008

It’s a wonder how many people come through our self checkout (probably true for any retail place with such a machine) and think that IT is the problem when things don’t go smoothly.  Case in point, how many times do I have to explain that the bagging area is actually a scale that weighs the […]

Settling

July 12, 2008

So the move is over. I’ve started at my new store. Expect more fun stories soon, once we are all settled and I have more time ^_^

Moving

June 26, 2008

This is just a quick blog to apologize for the lack of stories.  I’m in the final stages of a move so hang in there. I’m not quitting this or anything.  Don’t panic, As soon as the move is over and I have internet in my new place I will be back with more amazing […]

TKO?

June 20, 2008

Sorry for the lack of updates the past few days. I am in the process of moving. I had the day off yesterday, but when I got to work I was presented with proof that the stupid people aren’t just there to see me. Apparently the cashier at returns (ever notice how the majority of […]

Long Lost Humor

June 16, 2008

Today’s blog is going to be about something from a past job, due to the fact that I have to work all night and may not have time to blog later. I used to work graveyards at a 24-hour convenience store. This particular store was a huge money drainer for the surrounding community because of […]

You Have to Work for That Refund, Brother!

June 16, 2008

So today’s story will be short, mainly because it’s late and I had to work all day. Sorry, I will try to make it up to my readers tomorrow. It never amazes me how lazy customers can be at our store. The other day I had a guy come to the returns desk. He was […]

Thank you, Oh Wise Teacher. Here’s A Cookie.

June 14, 2008

Today’s blog is going to be split. The customer story just didn’t seem long enough. We have this customer from time to time who likes to come in and point out things that we don’t have written in plain sight for the general public. He does it like he is a customer that is really […]