You've seen that video, where two guys go through a drive thru and throw pop on the employee? That's right, that happened to me. I was 15, in my first month of work at the local Dairy Queen, and I was bombarded with Pepsi. Guess it could have been worse, had they thrown a milkshake, but still, I was sticky for the rest of my shift. And I had to clean up the mess.
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It completely blow my mind how old people think when something goes wrong immediately it is just because our generation does not want to do their job and we are all incompetent pothead couch fillers. I used to work at a Subway and a number of characters walked in everyday. During lunch hours in the summer the beach goers would crowd in. I had one woman with a crew of children come in not knowing what they wanted and holding up the line and just taking forever. I am really patient and did not really care that she was holding everyone up. After a lot of subs being made, I go to ring her up. She then proceeds to tell me these are on two separate bills... after they are wrapped up and in bags. I had to unwrap every sub to figure out which one went to which bill. After she payed for the first bunch with cash, she tried to pay for the second with a card. The card would not work. The new card swipe was temperamental so I offered to try it. It would not work. I punched in the numbers manually. Still did not work. Keep in mind there it is still in the lunch rush. I am still patient about the whole thing trying to help out and offered that she could pay with the cash she has. She gave me this horrified look like I just stabbed her and that the cash "was not her's." She proceeded to get very angry and start yelling at me that I was being rude to her and not doing my job and that she has never been treated this way before and where was my manager. I knew I was screwed so I just gave her my name and where my manager was. Now everyone behind her in line were so confused in what was happening and when she stormed out they told me that I did nothing wrong and she was crazy. One of them even said they were going to my manager to them what really happened. Well, my manager came over later, pulled me aside, yelled and cursed at me about the complaint. I tried to tell him it was not my fault and what went down. He did not care. Sooooo thus my day consisted of the good level headed employee, trying to help a difficult customer, gets a complaint for not wanting to do her job and gets freaked out on her boss. decent.
Molly Baxter |
I happen to be chronically ill, since i was about 17. Last time i visited my specialist, and i complained about being SO tired all the time and that it depressed me, he told me, i should view my disease and myself differently. He said: "Having Crohns disease, is like being an athlete, it's top sport for the body to deal with it, it's natural for you to be so tired,...it's the... Read More » constant inflamation".... (don't google for pics, it's horrible) I've been thinking about my specialists recommended view. It's indeed as exhausting as top sport, but without the benefits. It's working really really hard, and the only result is .... still being ill. I can't get better. Now don't get me wrong, i'm not really talking about self-pity, but i am saying: being ill, truly is working very hard 24/7, without ANY pay, vacation or pauze, benefits or nice colleagues. Nasty side effects come for free with the medication, puking, nausea, cramps, pain... and those meds even cost ya lots of money. No self esteem either from a job well-done. My work sucks.
Several years ago I worked with a overnight delivery company. It wasn't unusual to run into all sorts of dogs when you made a delivery (including nasty ones.) One day, I walked up to a lady's house where the front door was open. As soon as I rang the bell, I heard the jingle of dog tags & realized I was too far away from the vehicle to get back there in time, so I braced myself.... Read More » of the door run 4 GREAT DANES, who start to circle me & are growling. The lady comes out, signs for the package, & walks back in the house, leaving her pack circling me, snapping at me & growling. I yell out "Ma'am, would you please come get your dogs", to which she replies "Oh, they won't hurt you." It was about this time they got more aggressive & nipped at my legs. Finally after yelling at her that her dogs were starting to bite me, she comes out, tells to dogs to go inside, looks at me & says "Oh you poor frightened boy...you're just not a dog person are you?" Needless to say, anytime someones front door was open after that, I just honked the horn.
Dieter Wolfjager |
I work at Wal-Mart as a Wireless Sales Associate (basically electronics), and we have this one reoccurring older African-American customer who comes in with the assumption that we are some type of IT or Geek Squad. Well anyways, he comes in about a week ago, and brings his laptop. The laptop that he has is a Compact with Windows XP (a bit outdated I must say). Anyways, he pulls... Read More » it out, and opens up some program that is similar to PowerPoint (I guess, the XP version?) and tells me that some guy is stealing his credit and plagiarizing the trademark "Civil Rights", which baffled my mind. He wanted me to save a copy of his document, that he opened up on his mind you, so he can sue him for copyright infringement. I just looked at him confused, and literally had to listen to him rant for half an hour (before dumping him onto another associate for another hour) about how he stole his thunder and how computers are confusing. The next day, he calls the store, and begins asking me as to why his keys aren't working, I just let out a sigh and told him to call Compact (basically dumping him onto them). Moral of the story, please learn how to use a computer and don't bring it to a retail store and expect them to fix it.
Gerry Torres |
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