Originally Posted by RubSluts'Mommy
You're probably one of the lucky ones who gets off work at 5pm or so. We're working so you can have the CONVENIENCE of shopping after you get off work.
Oh, yes, I'm one of the "lucky" ones - I work 45+ hours a week, 9 hour days, unpaid lunch time, most of which is spent at my desk working, and do MOST of my shopping on the internet as a result. My schedule is 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., not counting the days when I work late. The other night I was here until 7:00 p.m. and I do NOT get paid extra for going over 40 hours.
Yup, I'm REALLY lucky.
My best friend works in retail for CVS, so it isn't like I have zero clue about retail, or about what it is like to stand on your feet all day. Been there, done that myself. I used to waitress at two full-time jobs.
I would do an 8-hour day at one restaurant, then run across the street and put in another 8 hour shift at the other place. I know all about the service industry, trust me.
|If you don't like how clerks in a particular store are behaving, instead of complaining to the general public, ask to talk to the store manager. Seriously. THEY'RE the ones who need to know what's wrong. Then maybe, JUST maybe, it can be worked on WITHIN that store. Complain to the people who can actually DO something about fixing the problem. If it's a chain of stores, then write or call the main office. Tell THEM.
That's good advice. However, lots of folks open threads to rant about things that bother them on TCS, and I am well within my rights to do exactly the same. This is MY rant thread, and I can complain about my pet peeves to whomever will take the time to read it. Lots of other folks feel exactly the same way that I do.
I'm sorry that you wound up in retail, if you aren't happy there, but the only person who can make things better/different for you is you.
Feel free to start a new thread that complains about CUSTOMERS. I'm sure that there are a lot of folks working in retail that would jump right on that bandwagon with you. In fact, I have some stories of my own about customers: I work in sales and while it isn't standing behind a register, I have all kinds of problem clients.