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Re: Stories of retail hell...
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2008, 12:20:38 AM »

Whenever I shop, I always look around like I'm stealing shit. I get the best service every time.  8)

Actually, that was part of my CC training.  If you see someone you think may be shoplifting or about to shoplift, go up and offer to help them...then just stand around if they refuse.  That sounds like a very good idea now that I think about it. ;)
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« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2008, 12:30:02 AM »

No, this was in Lincoln Park.  That's why compared to everyone else I looked like a hobo.

Try this one, next time: http://www.yelp.com/biz/best-buy-chicago-9
It's kind of new.

Actually, that was part of my CC training.  If you see someone you think may be shoplifting or about to shoplift, go up and offer to help them...then just stand around if they refuse.  That sounds like a very good idea now that I think about it. ;)

Yup.
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« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2008, 12:36:28 AM »

No, this was in Lincoln Park.  That's why compared to everyone else I looked like a hobo.

Try this one, next time: http://www.yelp.com/biz/best-buy-chicago-9
It's kind of new.

Actually, that was part of my CC training.  If you see someone you think may be shoplifting or about to shoplift, go up and offer to help them...then just stand around if they refuse.  That sounds like a very good idea now that I think about it. ;)

Yup.
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It really does work. 

At our inline store in the mall, we get a lot of young teenagers that wedge themselves together three and four deep near our Oakleys.  Brad and I will literally wedge ourselves in between them and just be really fucking weird and be like "HEY GUYS, TRY THIS ON!" and hand them something.  It's hard in that kind of store when it's really busy.  There's no glass on any of the cases so it's pretty easy for the scum of the earth to shoplift is the associate isn't well-trained and very careful. 
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Re: Stories of retail hell...
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2008, 02:54:27 AM »

Story Two:
At my last job at Hastings, we were close to closing one night when I get a phone call from someone who apparently wanted to know if we had everything on her Christmas list.

Me: (after checking about 25 items) Yes ma'am, we have that, anything else I can search up for you?
Stupid Woman: No, that's all. I need you to gather all these up for me and leave them at the front, I'll be there in the morning.
Me: (disbelieving) I'm sorry, we just can't do that. We just don't have that kind of time.
SW: But you all hold items all the time!
Me: Yes ma'am, we do, but it's always one or two items, not two dozen. And not two days before Christmas.
SW: But I live in GENESSEE!! (Note: Genessee is all of thirteen miles from Moscow)
Me: I'm sorry ma'am, you'll have to come in tomorrow, we can help you find them then.
SW: IF YOU SELL OUT OF ANY OF THESE ITEMS YOU'LL BE RUINING A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS!!! *hangs up*

Customers frequently use that line on me.  It might work on some people, but I by and large loathe children.





what?
are you in russia?

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IDAHO.  MOSCOW, IDAHO.
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« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2008, 10:12:14 AM »

No love for the Kremlin?
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« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2008, 11:10:33 AM »

I just get tired of having to specify. There are 17 towns in the US alone that share the name.
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« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2008, 01:00:30 PM »

I just get tired of having to specify. There are 17 towns in the US alone that share the name.




prob. all settled by goddam russkie heathens
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« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2008, 01:11:23 PM »

The first mayor of Moscow, Idaho was from Moscow, Iowa. I'd point to a lack of originality. And after the damn Mormons stole the state seal from Lewiston under cover of night to take to Boise so Boise would be the state capital, north Idaho had to get something besides the white supremacists, so they got the university. Welcome to Moscow, home of the Vandals.
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« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2008, 02:42:04 PM »

are they shiny as well?
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« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2008, 04:05:15 AM »

are they shiny as well?

Nope, just me.
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« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2008, 05:22:42 AM »

I worked at Macy's for a year.  I'm done with retail for evar.
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Re: Stories of retail hell...
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2008, 05:52:00 AM »

I've worked retail for six years. For four different companies. God help me, I sort of like it. Even though people are stupid and my managers are a pain in the ass, I still like it.
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« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2008, 08:02:26 AM »

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

Macy's sucks especially. 
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« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2008, 08:06:14 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.
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Re: Stories of retail hell...
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2008, 08:07:16 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.

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