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A lot of people really don’t get it. They have never worked retail and no one in their family has worked there … or they just don’t listen. OR they just don’t give a damn about anyone but themselves. My husband started out selling shoes in A & S. He is VERY careful about disturbing as little as possible. He is the man who always makes sure he puts the item of clothing back in the right place on the rack.
I think most of it’s just a complete lack of respect for anyone or complete obliviousness to the consequences of their actions. These are the same people who would mess up your bathroom while visiting your home or block traffic while they illegally park in the fire lane to make a “quick” trip inside for something. Then, I think there’s the class of people who did once to work in retail, hated it, and want to make sure those who have followed in their footsteps get to experience the same shit they had to…
I give stuff to the women whose job it is to put the stuff in the right place. I figure that’s how come they have a job 🙂
That was once true… and I’m sure there are still stores who have people like that. Putting up returns and zoning (straightening up, making the shelves look nice) the store used to be the domain of the salesclerks that worked in almost every department of the store during the days and evenings. That crew, for all practical purposes, doesn’t exist anymore. Their tasks have either been added to the plates of other employees (My crew had to pick up the zoning thing about 10 years ago… it cuts 2 hours out of our time to stock the store every night) or they just don’t get done anymore (Like someone being available to open locked cases or just answer basic questions about a certain area). Putting away the misplaced and returned items now gets thrown on whoever happens to be around when they pile up to the ceiling behind the service desk, and it’s a good bet they already have enough to do. There are so many seemingly basic tasks that customers just assume are job security for certain employees, when in fact those specific jobs were eliminated a long time ago to increase profits…
It sucks being a working stiff for millionaires!! And people (customers) can be so rude!!
Millionaires? LOL, the people I work for light their cigars with million dollar bills!
Ah, Mizzi. The perfect poster girl for VD “gifts”.
Poor Buster, not a nice way to go… what a lightweight, though.
Yeah, that was only the mild chileh too. The hot stuff was on the VD counter…
omg… one of the yachts has to go… that is really a bad day….
Yep. But as long as you can still have escargot for breakfast, you’re doing alright…
Wow, people really do that? What a fucking shame. Assholes.
Yep… and sometimes right in front of you, daring you to tell them they can’t.
That is some fucking bullshit right there.
Aw, poor Lil. I hope she was able to get some sort of revenge.
Maybe invite herself in to the customer’s house and start opening stuff up. Or slash a hole in her tires to make sure the air was still fresh…
Far too many have the ‘me, me only’ syndrome. It’s nearly a terminal condition in society anymore. 😦
Well said! So true.
I worked in retail as an adult. Clueless customers were the bane of my existence. Along with stupid displays… and shoplifters… and ridiculous demands from executive management… and– the list goes on. Thanks for the reminder to never go back to that line of work, if I can help it.
Retail has it’s good points as well. Hold on while I try to think of them….
I was shopping at a bath and candle place. The store had a “tester” bottle open. A woman proceeded to open up a non tester bottle bc too many people touched the tester bottle (it was half used). Too bad packages couldn’t come with a tase that released if a package was opened before it was scanned. You’re welcome, World. SMH.
They started adding those little scratch and sniff stickers to packages of air fresheners just so customers wouldn’t have to open them to get the scent anymore. Nope… they want to smell the REAL DEAL. And then if they like it, they’ll throw the pack they opened back on the counter and buy an unopened one. I like the taser idea, though the sheer number of electrocuted bodies lying on the floor might be a trip hazard…
Of course they will not huy the opened package even if they opened it. Mecca can afford to do the tase thing. They can add a sign that says “Opening product before buying is STEALING. You will be punished.” People would get the idea. Legal can add their legalese.
I wish we had some form of the “You break it, you buy it” policy that could cover that suggestion, but those are considered bad customer service these days. We’d rather let them (and their unruly kids) trash the store instead because I guess we come out ahead in the end (Even if the losses still get pinned on each store’s budget)…
That’s what sucks. People aren’t held accountable, so in their minds it’s okay. I get that a business gets a wreckage budget. It’s going to happen. Pisses me off when it happens on purpose. Kid you not, someone took six different brands of yogurt and lined them up on a shelf in the cleaning product aisle of a store. Who the hell does that? I told an associate. People are fucked in the head.
“Kid you not” isn’t necessary at all… I not only believe it, but I’ve obviously seen worse over the years. Meat, frozen dinners, milk, ice cream (!!!)…. it’s all been abandoned in my area before.