Y’all, sometimes the stuff I deal with at work doesn’t even warrant a full post of its own, just because it’s short and full of “what the actual hell?!” moments.
So, I decided to compile the best of the best here.
A lot of this is something that retail workers both former and current will deal with and recognize. Now, don’t think that if you’ve asked these questions, we employees are judging you. It all depends on your nature. If you’re nice, we’re nice. If you’re not nice, we’re still nice, but we talk about you when you leave. Standard operating procedure.
1.”How do I get out?”
How did you get in? I always have to wonder about this type of thing. Like…were you just not paying attention or…?
2. “Why don’t you have this cream/yogurt/shampoo I like? Why do you take away the things I love?!”
This one doesn’t bother me so much because I am a consumer too. You fall in love with a product and it disappears. But please know that WE don’t control that. It’s the people above us. Yelling at us does not make it magically appear. Yelling at corporate might, though, so email them your concerns! They’ll listen to y’all before they will us.
3. *yells in language I don’t speak*
This will never make me understand your native tongue. It just won’t. Now, if you have a picture of what you want, ok. But I keep Google Translate (problematic as it is, it helps) on my phone for just such a reason. We’ll work this out. But please, don’t yell at me.
4. “But you can get this in Canada!”
Canada is not America. They have better healthcare.
5. “You’re really pretty.” *leery stare*
Eww. Don’t be that person. It’s gross. We’re never going to give you our number. Never.
6. *flings money on counter*
Y’all. Y’ALL. Don’t do this. Please, hand me the money. Flinging it on the counter is rude as all the hell.
7. “So, I’m bringing this back because it didn’t work for me. It broke me out.”
*looks at unopened product* “Oh, I see. I’m so sorry, let me get you a refund.”
You don’t have to lie, y’all. You don’t have to lie! The majority of retailers will require us to take it back. We’re asking the issue so that we can do two things: 1. tell the company so they can be aware and 2. figure out if we can sell it or damage it out. That’s all.
8. “Why y’all prices so high?!”
*long sigh* We don’t set the prices at store level, y’all. Corporate does.
9. “Oh, well *insert retailer here* has it for cheaper.”
What we want to say is: “Then go to said retailer.” But that’s rude, so I’ll just say see the answer to number 8.
10. “Do you work here?”
This question irks my nerve. 9 times out of 10, I’m in the middle of a task, in uniform with a pen and notebook/pricing gun/duster in my hand and wearing a name badge. You reckon folks come off the street and do that for free? What in heaven’s name? Now, I could see if I’m standing with say, my cell phone in my hand and no other indicator of working there (that’s when I’m on break. And somehow EVERYONE knows I work there) then I understand asking the question. But otherwise? Yes. Yes, I do. One day I fear I’ll be having a bad day and say I don’t just to see the reaction.
Starting off your week with a smile! I have tons of fashion to show you this week. See you tomorrow!