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*insert whine about work here: ______*

i had been talking all year about how i couldn't believe that management kept talking to me about my horrible attitude last year around back to school, and how i was incredulous. MEEEE? i'm a kitten! i never have a bad attitude.

how i had forgotten. just HEARING the stuff coming out of my mouth last night, and we aren't even into full swing for back to school yet. it's going to be a loooong season.

(in my defense, i had asked a coworker to come up front and cover my register for five minutes while i went to pee. as i was leaving, a lady came up and insisted that we find her the 12 cent pencils we have on sale, though i said we were out. so Manager Rick, the new guy Hai, and I ran around everywhere trying to find the pencils. no luck. so Igor (the guy covering my register) says she wants a rain check. fine. have her come to the kiosk and i'll put her info in there. i stand by the kiosk for - and i'm not exaggerating - 20 min, waiting for her. igor keeps asking where her rain check is, and i explain to him repeatedly that she needs to come over so i can get her name, address, etc. on her way over from the register, she stops to talk to another customer for another 5 minutes or more, then FINALLY comes over to me and says snottily "um, where is my raincheck? you going to give me one or what?" i gave her her stupid rain check for 5 packs of 12 cent pencils (yeah, that much grief was SO worth a freaking 60 cent transaction), and then headed back to the bathroom. i got to the hallway with the restroom when igor says over the radio "aubrey, can you come up here? has anyone seen aubrey? she told me that i was covering her for five minutes, and she left me stranded up here." right in front of a customer, no less, i got on the radio and said "*heavy sigh* how bad do you NEED me, igor? i have been trying to go to the freaking restroom for a freaking half hour, and i just got outside of the bathroom. i will be back up there as SOON as i can." i went up and then apologized profusely.

also, the entire evening, anytime i asked for help from someone over the radio, alli got was resounding silence, which is one of my BIGGEST pet peeves. after the fifth request for something simple, like a backup cashier, whoever would respond would YELL into the radio "I'M BUSY!" well, if you would tell me this in the first place....)


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Jul. 20th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
Well I wouldn't say that you have a bad attitude, I think that being a cashier causes people ANY people to become a bit irate...

I am so glad I no longer work at Goodwill and have to FIND someone to take over my register so I can pee.

Jul. 20th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
being a cashier is stressful. especially when its busy.
Jul. 21st, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
I'm starting to think you guys could use an out of service light tag or something. You konw like fez hat the glowed when you were out of service and must not be disturbed on your way to something. :P

I know as a customoer I hate to be told that I have to wait but darn it if you've gotta go I understand!

Oooo I got it, walkie-talkies with ear peices so you can catch each other and check in like the secrete service!

"This is aubbs1 requesting cover while I take a nature walk, repeat request cover"

"I'm taking heavy customer action, they are everywhere repeat need back up! WHERE THE HELL IS MY BACKUP!!!"

Jul. 21st, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
Jan. 26th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
ha ha, yup, we wear little headset/earphone thingies like the secret service. whenever i have to respond to someone when i'm with a customer and the customer looks confused, i respond with a giggle, point at my earphone, and say 'sorry, i needed to talk to the voices in my head.' usually, they're amused, sometimes, annoyed.

and it's usually the people that have spent half their time with me while on their cell phones that get irritated when i answer a question on the radio.
Jan. 26th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
and it's usually the people that have spent half their time with me while on their cell phones that get irritated when i answer a question on the radio.

*bah!* It figures, people give but can't take it >.
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
i hated phones before i started working at officemax, after working for four years as a travel agent over the phone and another few months as a receptionist at a law firm. hells no. but now that i've dealt with people just being flat out RUDE by talking on their phones while trying to shop (and other things...) ugh.

i don't feel people should talk loudly on their cell phones while riding public transit, unless it's an emergency or unless they're making a quick call to get picked up. you're sharing your entire freaking life with everyone around you. we generally like to ride quietly, lost in our own thoughts.

i don't feel people should talk on their cell phones while driving, unless they have a hands-free set. the majority of the times that i've almost been hit by cars has been by cellphone yakking drivers.

i don't feel like people should talk on cell phones while shopping unless they will never need the assistance of anyone or will not be checking out anytime soon, or if they need to call someone to verify what kind of peanut butter to get: crunchy or smooth.
Nov. 8th, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
I know! I remember I was on the bus this year and a girl gets on, she couldn't have been out of highschool if bearly in it, and she was talking (using the push to talk feature, which by the way there is a headset option and you don't have to use the speaker phone) and she was saying how sorry this guy was - to that guy and how he needed to do this and she wanted to get thsi and that and blah blah. It was horrible I wanted at first to tell her that I didn't want to hear booth sides of her conversation let alone it at all but after a minute I wanted to tell her that she is young and all what she was talking just wasn't worth it. I mean heck it was 6:20 AM!

I remember when I had a cell phone, I never used it and I really disliked it becaus people could get a hole of me, sometimes I like to just disappear.
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