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TomboyJanet

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When I worked retail I thought about listing everything stupid customers do and turning it into a book. But I got too lazy and forget to list things as they came.
One time working at a supermarket I literally had a customer ask me to open the drawer (Which would require a manager) to give them a shinier penny. They then proceeded to rant about how gross the penny was. I was literally thinking "just find one on the floor dude!"
 

Lilofan

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When I worked retail I thought about listing everything stupid customers do and turning it into a book. But I got too lazy and forget to list things as they came.
I thought when fellow guests at WDW ask " what time is the 3' o clock parade ?" was an odd question to ask. What guests are actually asking is - what time on the long parade route will the parade floats and characters pass our family by who are standing by the sidewalk.
 

Goofyernmost

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What you describe as a flunky is what I did in one if my first legal paying jobs after turning 16. Back in the day I wore a tie dress shirt , Kmart vest slacks, and black shoes and picked up the carts in the lot to return them to the store and anything else my boss wanted me to do. I was just overjoyed to be earning $3.35 per hour and time and 1/2 on Sundays.
I did all those same things but for $1.25 per hour and no time and a half on weekends. (only after 40 hours which never happened) I once had a weekend job unloading a freight car for what was then Esso. Hundreds of cases of oil and a huge number of full 55 gallon drums of oil that had to be tipped on their side and removed with a hand crank lift and then rolled up ramps to steel storage racks. The cases of oil were rolled down a roller track where after taking them off the train car had to be placed and stacked in the appropriate part of the warehouse. It paid $4.50 per hour, at the time I felt like I was a Rockerfeller. I was supposed to be working with a few others but none of them showed up so I had to do it myself. If you have never seen how much product that a freight car can hold, I'm here to tell you that it is a LOT.

The more I remanence about my youth the more the mystery of why my back is revolting now becomes more clear.
 
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FutureCEO

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I thought when fellow guests at WDW ask " what time is the 3' o clock parade ?" was an odd question to ask. What guests are actually asking is - what time on the long parade route will the parade floats and characters pass our family by who are standing by the sidewalk.

The new stupid question at my job now 'is my bank account correct?' Like how am I supposed to know your bank account.
 

Lilofan

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I did all those same things but for $1.25 per hour and no time and a half on weekends. (only after 40 hours which never happened) I once had a weekend job unloading a freight car for what was then Esso. Hundreds of cases of oil and a huge number of 55 gallon drums that had to be removed with a hand crank lift and then rolled up ramps to steal storage racks. The cases of oil were rolled down a roller track where after taking them off the train car had to be placed and stacked in the appropriate part of the warehouse. It paid $4.50 per hour, at the time I felt like I was a Rockerfeller. I was supposed to be working with a few others but none of them showed up so I had to do it myself. If you have never seen how much product that a freight car can hold, I'm here to tell you that it is a LOT.

The more I remanence about my youth the more the mystery of why my back is revolting now becomes more clear.
Not as strenuous but my neighbor lives life to his fullest , continued expenses to make his homes bigger and bigger due to his successful independent electrician business he has for many years . He's come to the point of his life ( he is in late 40s ) he is now having constant aches and pains namely his back and knees and is thinking of retiring not by choice from his very lucrative profession. Trade professions can earn someone a six figure salary but the physical toll on their bodies is reality.
 
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King Racoon 77

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I did all those same things but for $1.25 per hour and no time and a half on weekends. (only after 40 hours which never happened) I once had a weekend job unloading a freight car for what was then Esso. Hundreds of cases of oil and a huge number of full 55 gallon drums of oil that had to be removed with a hand crank lift and then rolled up ramps to steal storage racks. The cases of oil were rolled down a roller track where after taking them off the train car had to be placed and stacked in the appropriate part of the warehouse. It paid $4.50 per hour, at the time I felt like I was a Rockerfeller. I was supposed to be working with a few others but none of them showed up so I had to do it myself. If you have never seen how much product that a freight car can hold, I'm here to tell you that it is a LOT.

The more I remanence about my youth the more the mystery of why my back is revolting now becomes more clear.
If only the younger you knew how much it was going to ruin your golf game 😉
 

Dead2009

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My favorite retail-ism? is when you're in an aisle, and you'll have a guest/customer come up to you and ask where something is....only to see they're in the right aisle but dont know because theyre too busy on their phone.

Or when they automatically assume you work in a certain dept because they see you in that area for a split second.
 

Figgy1

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Figgy1

Premium Member
My favorite retail-ism? is when you're in an aisle, and you'll have a guest/customer come up to you and ask where something is....only to see they're in the right aisle but dont know because theyre too busy on their phone.

Or when they automatically assume you work in a certain dept because they see you in that area for a split second.
The phone thing:rolleyes:
As for the other I blame store trying to get away without enough employees
 

TomboyJanet

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My favorite retail-ism? is when you're in an aisle, and you'll have a guest/customer come up to you and ask where something is....only to see they're in the right aisle but dont know because theyre too busy on their phone.

Or when they automatically assume you work in a certain dept because they see you in that area for a split second.
I've literally had customers ask where the bathroom is or the returns desk underneath a giant sign indicating them. It's like those people who walk up to the credit only self checkouts with a giant credit only sign all over the place and try to use cash. But the whopper of them all was at Wal Mart when someone literally moved a Giant closed sign out of the way to put their stuff on the conveyer to check out. I don't know what that person was thinking. They spoke perfect English btw
 

Cesar R M

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I thought when fellow guests at WDW ask " what time is the 3' o clock parade ?" was an odd question to ask. What guests are actually asking is - what time on the long parade route will the parade floats and characters pass our family by who are standing by the sidewalk.

This, when people ask that is WHEN that 3 parade will reach where I AM right now.
Because It can last more than an hour if you're on the other side.
 

Cesar R M

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I've literally had customers ask where the bathroom is or the returns desk underneath a giant sign indicating them. It's like those people who walk up to the credit only self checkouts with a giant credit only sign all over the place and try to use cash. But the whopper of them all was at Wal Mart when someone literally moved a Giant closed sign out of the way to put their stuff on the conveyer to check out. I don't know what that person was thinking. They spoke perfect English btw
last one is just severe entitlement.
Like those clowns that arrive 5 minutes before closing a restaurant and then demand all services from the place for hours and then leave no tip.
 

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