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Re: Stories of retail hell...
« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2008, 08:10:26 AM »

I worked at Macy's for a year.  I'm done with retail for evar.

Macy's sucks especially. 
I started to go a bit crazy.  I was also working at the local hospital doing licensed work and I saw 4 of my Macy's coworkers in the mental ward over a period of 4 months.  I thought that was indicative... so I quit.

Oh shi-

That seems pretty likely.  Everyone I've ever met that works there hates it. 
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« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2008, 08:14:06 AM »

I worked at Macy's for a year.  I'm done with retail for evar.

Macy's sucks especially. 
I started to go a bit crazy.  I was also working at the local hospital doing licensed work and I saw 4 of my Macy's coworkers in the mental ward over a period of 4 months.  I thought that was indicative... so I quit.

Oh shi-

That seems pretty likely.  Everyone I've ever met that works there hates it. 
Yeah, but I only went to the mental ward maybe once a week or so, so I am guessing that there were probably even more that I never knew got locked up in the crazy wing and got let out before I made my rounds over there.  I'm guessing that a couple of them probably spotted me coming and ducked into their rooms so as not to expose themselves as nuts
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Re: Stories of retail hell...
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2008, 08:15:56 AM »

I worked at Macy's for a year.  I'm done with retail for evar.

Macy's sucks especially. 
I started to go a bit crazy.  I was also working at the local hospital doing licensed work and I saw 4 of my Macy's coworkers in the mental ward over a period of 4 months.  I thought that was indicative... so I quit.

Oh shi-

That seems pretty likely.  Everyone I've ever met that works there hates it. 
Yeah, but I only went to the mental ward maybe once a week or so, so I am guessing that there were probably even more that I never knew got locked up in the crazy wing and got let out before I made my rounds over there.  I'm guessing that a couple of them probably spotted me coming and ducked into their rooms so as not to expose themselves as nuts

I think everyone at Macy's responds to the word "credit".  I think their hearts start to race or something. 
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« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2008, 08:30:22 AM »

I worked at Macy's for a year.  I'm done with retail for evar.

Macy's sucks especially. 
I started to go a bit crazy.  I was also working at the local hospital doing licensed work and I saw 4 of my Macy's coworkers in the mental ward over a period of 4 months.  I thought that was indicative... so I quit.

Oh shi-

That seems pretty likely.  Everyone I've ever met that works there hates it. 
Yeah, but I only went to the mental ward maybe once a week or so, so I am guessing that there were probably even more that I never knew got locked up in the crazy wing and got let out before I made my rounds over there.  I'm guessing that a couple of them probably spotted me coming and ducked into their rooms so as not to expose themselves as nuts

I think everyone at Macy's responds to the word "credit".  I think their hearts start to race or something. 
Yeah, I always got harangued by managers for not pushing enough store credit cards, but some people would orgasm over it.  I always felt a little guilty trying to sign people up for them.
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Re: Stories of retail hell...
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2008, 10:09:28 AM »

My friend Zach works at Circuit City now.  I am definitely not satisfied with my customer service experiences there.  Every time I go in, every motherfucker in the place ignores me.  And it's not like I look like a homeless person, because I know sales people make snap judgements.  I'm well-dressed, and I have really expensive sunglasses and really expensive purses.  I should be a magnet for these people.  But usually I don't know where to find what it is I'm looking for, and I do need help.  But they CONSTANTLY ignore me and scuttle about. 

When I bought my desktop, I had  to YELL to get one of them to even look up.  I came knowing they had the model in stock, and knowing that I wanted it.  I told the kid up front to NOT even open his fat mouth about the warranty bullshit.  Did he listen?  No.  Of course not.  I paid in cash.  He counted it wrong.  THRICE.  My mother, myself, and Stephanie counted it in front of him and laid all of the bills on the counter (hundreds, mind you - so there were only like eight to count...NOT HARD).  And he still failed until the third time he counted it himself.  I made sure to mention that he was a waste of carbon before I left. 

He must have been a Public School kid.
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« Reply #50 on: October 16, 2008, 10:20:37 AM »


He must have been a Public School kid.

No excuses. I went to a public school.

And I was just thinking about this, Linds, but unless these kids at CC work on commission (I don't know if they do or not) they're probably not that adept at knowing whether or not their purses or sunglasses were expensive. I acquired the skill at one of the stores I worked at, but we just used it as a scavenger hunt, the person that found the fewest items bought the first round of margaritas after work.
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« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2008, 10:48:57 AM »

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« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2008, 03:14:41 PM »

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Re: Stories of retail hell...
« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2008, 03:22:10 PM »

I was going to look it up for her.  I am scrawny. Hence the advice.
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Re: Stories of retail hell...
« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2008, 06:58:18 PM »


He must have been a Public School kid.

No excuses. I went to a public school.

And I was just thinking about this, Linds, but unless these kids at CC work on commission (I don't know if they do or not) they're probably not that adept at knowing whether or not their purses or sunglasses were expensive. I acquired the skill at one of the stores I worked at, but we just used it as a scavenger hunt, the person that found the fewest items bought the first round of margaritas after work.

Circuit City went off commission a long time ago.  I'm not sure when, but it was before I worked there which was around 2002-2003.
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« Reply #55 on: October 16, 2008, 10:58:53 PM »

Some old man spewed venom at me when he asked me where Sears was today.  Right after he asked me, the phone rang - and I was expecting a call from my RM so I ran to grab the phone, pointed in the direction of Sears, and told him to follow the signs.  THE BIG ASS SIGNS THAT HAVE LETTERS THE SIZE OF AN ADULT MALE'S HAND.  I don't know what he was screaming because I picked up the phone and ignored him.  It's not my fault that people can't read and comprehend directional signs and a directory complete with map. 
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« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2008, 10:05:06 AM »

Some old man spewed venom at me when he asked me where Sears was today.  Right after he asked me, the phone rang - and I was expecting a call from my RM so I ran to grab the phone, pointed in the direction of Sears, and told him to follow the signs.  THE BIG ASS SIGNS THAT HAVE LETTERS THE SIZE OF AN ADULT MALE'S HAND.  I don't know what he was screaming because I picked up the phone and ignored him.  It's not my fault that people can't read and comprehend directional signs and a directory complete with map. 

Rule #342.176 of retail: Make the phone ring more than four times before picking it up. It makes your store look like it's busy.  :wink:
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« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2008, 11:07:01 AM »

Some old man spewed venom at me when he asked me where Sears was today.  Right after he asked me, the phone rang - and I was expecting a call from my RM so I ran to grab the phone, pointed in the direction of Sears, and told him to follow the signs.  THE BIG ASS SIGNS THAT HAVE LETTERS THE SIZE OF AN ADULT MALE'S HAND.  I don't know what he was screaming because I picked up the phone and ignored him.  It's not my fault that people can't read and comprehend directional signs and a directory complete with map. 

Rule #342.176 of retail: Make the phone ring more than four times before picking it up. It makes your store look like it's busy.  :wink:

Sometimes when a creepy person is talking to me I press the volume button so the phone will ring, and I pick it up and pretend to talk on it. 
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« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2008, 11:48:46 AM »

I love my cell phone as much as the next person (and probably more), but I really hate it when people gesticulate angrily at you while talking on their cell phones. Drives me insane.
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« Reply #59 on: October 17, 2008, 11:53:24 AM »

I love my cell phone as much as the next person (and probably more), but I really hate it when people gesticulate angrily at you while talking on their cell phones. Drives me insane.

I won't help them if they're on the phone.  It's rude. 
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