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People of Crunchyroll, do you or have you ever worked in retail? If so what are some of your crazy, funny and ridiculous stories from the field?



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You mean retail itself isn't enough of a horror story?

One thing that was funny though was during the Hollween/Christmas overlap we had adjacent end caps that had an animatronic skeleton and Santa respectively and very often their heads would get swapped (by customers of course ).
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I had one lady in Barnes & Noble hold up the entire line during Black Friday because she refused to be checked out by someone of my "status." To this day I don't know if she was being racist or calling me poor.
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mlchanges wrote:

You mean retail itself isn't enough of a horror story?


Haha true enough, It is!

Here's one of mine:

An elderly lady comes up to my counter.
Me: "How can I help you?"
Customer: "I have a return."
Me: -eyes her empty looking shopping bag- "Sure thing. What are you returning?"
Customer: -pulls an open, empty can of diced tomatoes from the bag- "I bought these 6 months ago and they weren't what I thought. You see, I didn't want seasoned tomatoes."
Me: (even though it's WAY past the time and the can is friggin empty) "Uh... do you have a receipt?"
Customer: "No."
-I look at my manager like "wtf?"-
Manager: -sigh- "Just give it to her."
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PretearHimeno wrote:


mlchanges wrote:

You mean retail itself isn't enough of a horror story?


Haha true enough, It is!

Here's one of mine:

An elderly lady comes up to my counter.
Me: "How can I help you?"
Customer: "I have a return."
Me: -eyes her empty looking shopping bag- "Sure thing. What are you returning?"
Customer: -pulls an open, empty can of diced tomatoes from the bag- "I bought these 6 months ago and they weren't what I thought. You see, I didn't want seasoned tomatoes."
Me: (even though it's WAY past the time and the can is friggin empty) "Uh... do you have a receipt?"
Customer: "No."
-I look at my manager like "wtf?"-
Manager: -sigh- "Just give it to her."


Yeah, I work at department store with a very liberal return policy. which means i see used clothes come back quite often. some of them years old, clearly worn 'n washed a couple hundred times.

there was also the gentleman who returned a nightgown that didn't fit his wife in the nursing home. but before he could get it, she soiled it. i never took it out of the bag, just credited him and damaged it out.

nearly a decade in retail; i could go on for days.
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I had a very minor (grade 1) MCL sprain during my very brief tenure at WalMart. The injury wasn't work related so they didn't have to do anything except adjust the schedule. They were giving me crap over it and wouldn't give me the 5 days to let it heal so I turned in my 5-minute notice. Those managers wasted money on payment for my training, not very smart or very efficient.

After healing I immediately jumped over to Kmart (within 2 weeks) where the managers had common sense and actual management skills.
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I did a decade in retail.

It made me into the well-adjusted misanthrope you see today.

....

Why do people feel the need to spray poop all over every stall in a public restroom?
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I had a lot of boxes filled with canned goods fall on Me when I worked at Food Lion. Not really a horror story, but it hurt like the dickens.
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kastzy wrote:
nearly a decade in retail; i could go on for days.


Please do! These are great guys. Keep them coming!

For Veteran's day we were giving military personnel (with their ID) 10% off their purchase. I ring this lady out and the second the transaction is finished "Oh hey! I forgot to mention! I have my military ID. I know it's not a lot but every penny counts!" as she shoves her receipt in my face. We were balls to the wall busy at that time, so I had to make a line of like 7 incredulous people wait while I refunded her like 20 cents. Literally.
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I feel your pain, a few years back when I was still in high school I worked for Winn Dixie as a bagger and stock clerk. And one of my closing duties was cleaning the women's and men's restrooms. As a naive young man I never know how much I would rather mop under the urinals than cleanup the women's room. A hint to anyone who thinks hovering works, it doesn't.
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mjcleve wrote:

I feel your pain, a few years back when I was still in high school I worked for Winn Dixie as a bagger and stock clerk. And one of my closing duties was cleaning the women's and men's restrooms. As a naive young man I never know how much I would rather mop under the urinals than cleanup the women's room. A hint to anyone who thinks hovering works, it doesn't.


I once read this bestof post on reddit where a janitor was breaking down exactly why it sucked infinitely more to clean the women's restroom. It was pretty eye opening. "Hovering" was mentioned.
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Thankfully I have no retail stories but some of those bathroom stories brings to mind some rather awful ones from my parents cleaning business. People can be so disturbing when they don't have to clean up the mess.
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rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:

I did a decade in retail.

It made me into the well-adjusted misanthrope you see today.

....

Why do people feel the need to spray poop all over every stall in a public restroom?


I was asked to clean that once, I flat out said no way, they could fire me if they wanted.
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PretearHimeno wrote:


mjcleve wrote:

I feel your pain, a few years back when I was still in high school I worked for Winn Dixie as a bagger and stock clerk. And one of my closing duties was cleaning the women's and men's restrooms. As a naive young man I never know how much I would rather mop under the urinals than cleanup the women's room. A hint to anyone who thinks hovering works, it doesn't.


I once read this bestof post on reddit where a janitor was breaking down exactly why it sucked infinitely more to clean the women's restroom. It was pretty eye opening. "Hovering" was mentioned.


Yeah......no. when it spells stuff out on the walls or there is #$%@ in the sink, that is not the result of "hovering"
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mlchanges wrote:


PretearHimeno wrote:


mjcleve wrote:

I feel your pain, a few years back when I was still in high school I worked for Winn Dixie as a bagger and stock clerk. And one of my closing duties was cleaning the women's and men's restrooms. As a naive young man I never know how much I would rather mop under the urinals than cleanup the women's room. A hint to anyone who thinks hovering works, it doesn't.


I once read this bestof post on reddit where a janitor was breaking down exactly why it sucked infinitely more to clean the women's restroom. It was pretty eye opening. "Hovering" was mentioned.


Yeah......no. when it spells stuff out on the walls or there is #$%@ in the sink, that is not the result of "hovering"


Don't forget the times it's actually inside the toilet tank or on the freaking ceiling.
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