|08-27-2009, 08:43 AM||#81|
Join Date: Feb 2009
wow some cool sroties here
i know a few from the place i work in . like the total muppet who tried to rob the place while i was there .(not that I ain't that intimidatign which I ain't but i was so cool headed the guy thought twice) he basicaly came in was off his head on somthing looked about and then came to the counter and asked me to hand him money or he'd jump over the counter to beat me up (wow genious planner here) the counters 4 foot tall . anyhu i turned to him ad said so your going to steal money from the till with all these witnesses in the shop ( I work in a dvd rental store and its always full)
so the guy sorta back away and left the shop . so first thing i did was phone the cops and then my DM . while i was one the phone to the DM he came back in and i total ignored him while the other customers were near the counter she he grabbed a hand full of sweet and legs it . about a few mins laters the cops arrive i give them the discription and the go to search they eventualy pic this joker up and he still had all the food still on him and the cart him off so the next day i was told by my manager i may need to give a statement . so i go to the court and this guy stands up in court and when asked his name he keeps coming up with new ones for himself .the judge that was judging him has a nickname of padlock as he like to quickly sentance people. so this atitude got the wouldbe robber 6months in jail
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|08-27-2009, 08:49 AM||#82|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cobra Island
Well guys I do have a very very funny one!
Working retail means usually a lot of employees coming and going and a lot of young ones. During my time at Kmart there was a young kid that worked with that was pretty gullible. He wasn't a bad kid, a little lazy, but hell he was 16. Anyway one night I said to him out of nowhere, "Man I ain't comin in tomorrow. No way I am cleanin up after that mess." "What mess," he asks. So I go on to tell him how the store aisles are going to blocked off and hay strewn on the floor so that pigs can be raced up and down the main aisle. "I ain't comin in, those pigs will shit all over and I ain't cleaning it up," I told him. He said he wouldn't either and that was that. Til I told the assistant store manager who told the kid "Hey man we have those pig races tomorrow, wear jeans because I don't want you to get your good clothes dirty." The kid called off the next day but showed up five hours later to see how the races went.
IF I'm lyin I'm dyin.
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|08-27-2009, 09:13 AM||#83|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: I'm a MASS-HOLE!
I worked in the wharehouse at Leechmere (kinda like Best Buy) picking merchandise customers bought from the showroom.
We had a device that could take you up and down, forward and backward called a cherry picker that we would use to grab the stuff from our storage racks.
It only went so high for safety reasons but there was an overide switch you could use to take it a little higher.
Well one time me and this guy, that was his name actually; Guy, well we were grabbing a TV and we needed to go a little higher to get it so I used the overide switch.
After getting it I used the control stick on the cherry picker to speed forward and down at the same time because I was in a rush and guess what?
Because I had used the overide to go higher than the safety restriction allowed, I took out an overhead plumbing pipe and flooded the backroom, destroying thousands of dollars in electronics in the process.
They had to shut down all the plumbing on the 2nd story (where the food court was among other things) of the mall to fix the problem.
I was fired a week later for wearing sneakers to work.
|08-27-2009, 09:27 AM||#84|
Master of Disguise
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
I was a Shift Manager at Taco Bell back in 1997 and I had to fire a kid once. He wasn't the brightest Kid on the block and every time I told him to do something, like clean the tables or empty the trash, he would back talk me and say he was supposed to be training for management.
Needless to say most of the time everyone else had to do his job for him. I spoke to the manager about the issues but he said it was up to me to find a reason to fire him.
So one night we were really busy and this kid was supposed to be watching front register. He was no where to be found so I go into the Mens room looking for him.
The Stall door is shut, I can clearly see his feet, and there is a large column of cigarette trailing up over the stall door.
So I called his name and he responded. I asked him if he knew it was against the FL Law to smoke in the public bathroom he said yes.. I said then why are you smoking in the bathroom he said I'm not, I'm just taking a dump.
Well I had clearly enough proof, I sent someone else in there to verify the cig smoke. I figured if he broke Florida Law by smoking in the bathroom that was grounds enough to fire him.. So I sent him home and for about three weeks he would come into the store and argue with me that he wasnt fired and that he wasnt smoking.
Thankfully the manager backed me up and didnt let him come back to work.
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|08-27-2009, 10:26 AM||#85|
Mirror Universe Hero
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kota's Lair
I have worked retail many years =(
I only have a few minutes before work so here's one. More to come.
One day many years ago i worked for a business that will remain unnamed. Two "gentlemen" in their mid 20s wearing business suits were riding bikes around the store, kids bikes........
When one ran over my foot i politely yet loudly told them to leave the store and walked to guest service for a page.
20 minutes later i get the page that haunts me to this day"(my name) to the mens room please, and get the hazmat kit". I arrive to the men's room to see the business men had piled 4 bikes in the center of the mens room and..........defecated on them. It was like an animal had wandered in and done it because it did not look human. Well i was assigned to clean it. After barfing twice i got the hazmat kit, put on the mask, gloves, and goggles. I walked in to clean it and another employee was already cleaning it with his bare hands. To this day i remember their faces.
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|08-27-2009, 10:31 AM||#86|
Supreme Ruler of Cobra
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cobra Island
Reading all your stories it is totally amazing the lack of common sense most people have. I've never worked retail but my sister has at Gottschalks, Babies R Us and a 99cent store and you wouldn't belive some of the shit she put up with from stupid people.
You will address me as COMMANDER!!!
|08-27-2009, 10:49 AM||#87|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Not retail so much as working a Pizza place, normally I was on the make table...creating saucy goodness with molten cheese. However no one was answering the phone, we were busy, so I answered it.
I politely said, "This is Godfather's Pizza how may we help you?" now we also made chicken and the guy on the other end started off at one hundred miles per hour, "You gave me burnt/salty chicken, it was so burnt/salty that I needed a glass of water with each piece." I recognized the voice, a guy who came back repeatedly with pizzas demanding a refund and my spineless manager never said no because he'd gone to high school with the guy and I assume got beat up by him a lot.
This man never paid for a pizza, always got freebies VIA complaining, and was in general a drag on morale. So I did the only logical thing I could, something no one it seemed had ever had the sense to do.
"Could you bring me a sample of this chicken so I can see for myself and see if you qualify for the refund?" I did work assistant manager here and there so I was qualified, I'd just never had the luck of him coming and trying that crap on the odd night when I was in charge for the duration of the night.
"Uh...well...I ate it."
"Sir, you ate twelve pieces; four wings, four drumsticks, four breasts, and four thighs worth of salty/burnt chicken?" His response after a few seconds of gagging, what sounded like retching, mumbling, ranting, a few under the breath curses, and finally a growl/snort was...
"Well, uh, yeah but not all on my own, I had two buddies with me."
"So two other people didn't have the sense to not eat burnt/salty chicken? I'm sorry sir, I cannot at this time give you a refund." This of course lead him to calling the manager on his cell...which lead to a large amount of him claiming I had called him a dumbass, idiot, liar, and a thief. My response to my manager was a shrug and "Well isn't he?"
To end a really long story I nearly lost my job over that idiot, the owner was called up, after hearing the whole story the manager ended up having it turned around on him. He was asked why he hadn't put a stop to the guy's blatant abuse and told him he was not welcome in our establishment.
|08-27-2009, 11:07 AM||#88|
Join Date: May 2008
I was working in the toy department at our Target. One day during the Christmas season, I was walking in & out of the stock-room alot. I was finding anything to put on the shelves since we were running out of most toys. As I walked past an aisle I smelled a horrible smell. I started looking around and found a pile of crap on a shelf. Someone had taken their kids diaper off, and dropped the crap out and then put the diaper back on the kid! I had to get someone else to clean it up because I was about to throw up..what made it worse is that we sold diapers just a few aisles away!
|08-27-2009, 11:11 AM||#89|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Worked at Toys R US back in 1998-2000. As any retail employee knows, the Christmas season is hell. Well this lady came in with her kid looking for some bullsh*t Pokemon toy and I did the very best I could to help her but it wasn’t enough. This fat lady starts in on me on how the store has terrible customer service and how I should be doing more to find her kid’s toy, which she was sure, was “in the back.” I must have explained to her a half dozen times that it was out of stock. I even told her when the next truck was coming in and the day the item might arrive.
So then she starts in on how I have a “bad attitude.” I was really getting pissed at this point but I held my cool. I put a glum look on my face and said, “You’re right m’am, it’s just that…(dramatic pause)…we had a death in the family yesterday (here I forced a little wetness to my eyes) and I’m just having a really hard time dealing with work today.”
Well this sure shut her up. Within 30 seconds she was telling me how sorry she was and patting my arm. I once again told her when she could check back for her brat’s toy and she thanked me and went on her way.
That was a good day.
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|08-27-2009, 11:13 AM||#90|
Chocolate Donut Thief
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hometown of Skystriker
One year I worked in a costume shop and had a grl come up to me and ask where the dress-up accessories were, I showed her and she procedes to pick up the hand cuffs and she asks me if they really work. I say "well, they are costume cuffs, so they are easy to get out of", she than offers to let me use them on her in the dressing room.
That one is probably the most memorable of them, been offered for just about everything (video game systems, toys, comic books, electronics, costume accessories, oh and gift cards) though.
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