ATTENTION anyone who has ever worked retail!!!!!&#

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  1. damiussus
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    Somebody just started this today. It's a great blog for anyone who has ever worked retail. The author apparently plans to chronicle all the interestingly stupid customers they deal with daily. Should be a good one to keep checking in on. [​IMG]

    http://retailruckus.wordpress.com/
     


  2. deathfisaro

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    I believe reimbursement is spelled "reimbursement", not "reibursement".
    Who's the stupid one now?
     
  3. VVoltz

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    SpikeyNDS, I'm looking at you.
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    Seriously, I would love to work @ a games retail store, not too long ago, I applied. They never called, those bastards!
     
  4. Youkai

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    lol there really are ppl who would be death already if stupidity would hurt.
     
  5. .TakaM

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    man... every time i go to EBgames I think about how much it would suck to work there.
    The perks would be nice, but the customers, the mess, the politics, are all very obvious and would be a nightmare.

    I'm a good customer though [​IMG]
     
  6. Linkiboy

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    This seems perfect for jumpman17's Staples blog
     
  7. damiussus
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    I work retail, and I have thought about letting this guy borrow some of my stories. I could make my own, but then I'd be a copycat blogger
     
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    I'm looking to Bookmark this already. XD

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    I remember back when Gamestop & EB merged...that was a hell of a time to work there...they systematically fired every EB guy & replaced them with gamestop guys. One guy they got rid of had worked at EB for 11 years.

    2 years later though, he got a job at gamestop again. Maybe they realized their folly and felt bad? Or did they just run out of people willing to work in that enviroment?

    I loved working at Gamestop, did for 3.5 years. But anything outside of store level is rediculous politics and pissing contests. I'd suggest to anyone wanting to work retail, to work for a small or single store business.
     
  10. Panzer Tacticer

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    Never worked retail, but if you browse enough humanity you can see almost anything.

    I delivered furniture.

    Amazing what people honestly expect will suffice to cover a nice clean carpet.

    Word to the wise, only stupid construction workers EVER remove their boots, so make sure your floors are either properly covered, or chances are your entire delivery is dropped at the front door (did that a lot).

    But every job has a fun moment. Mine was playing loud music out of the truck EARLY Sunday morning [​IMG]
     
  11. damiussus
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    [​IMG] I just read today's blog on there.
     
  12. jumpman17

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    This reminds me to post new stories.
     
  13. damiussus
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    Where do you post them? I'd like to check them out too.

    Oh and I hope this guy keeps updating once a day like he has been. It's a good daily dose of reading [​IMG]
     
  14. PBC

    PBC What!? I can change this??

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    Yeah, I like his blog and jumpman's stories as well. I left the other guy a message yesterday! I like to think that somewhere someone will read about themselves and be really pissed. Man, I would love to see that.

    People should be shown that how they act to customer service sometimes is worst then children throwing tantrums. This all reminds me of the Dell customer service call on youtube. I would be ashamed to be that man getting so uppity over nothing. Or the women that called 911 because burger king wouldn't get her order right. "What do you want us to do?" 911 says "you are supposed to protect me!" says the lady ...go look it up..

    People act like you waste their time by doing the things you are required to do...but what do they do with their time really?? Hurry up so they can go sit on their fat asses in front of a TV? PROBABLY. If you don't have time to be friendly and understanding of your fellowman then you fail at life horribly.

    I think its a power issue...someone younger telling you what you can and can't do.
    (I assume people working customer service are younger then their customers in most cases)
    and also a money issue...people feel like they are being denied what is their's.

    either way it doesn't make it right at all.
     
  15. damiussus
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    God that would be hilarious, for someone on there to read about themselves. Maybe his blog could be a learning tool for all the stupid shoppers. [​IMG]
     
  16. distorted.freque

    distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

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    Right about...here.
    XD Definitely bookmarking this one. The stories really are hilarious!
     
  17. damiussus
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    Indeed. I was thinking of something too. We keep saying him, but It could be a girl just as easily right? Or did I miss something in reading the blogs?
     
  18. gizmo_gal

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    I bookmarked that blog the day it came out from you link. Its gonna be good, I can tell.

    Plus, my brother worked in fast food for a few years and at a game/movie place for several months, I'll be emailing him several of the stories from that blog over the coming months.
     
  19. damiussus
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    Ooooh I bet fast food has lot's of good stories. [​IMG]
     
  20. damiussus
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    Man, have you guys read today's post? About the lottery? That was prolly my grandma.