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How conquer your fear when using the....cash register?
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Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.

Explain in your opinion and share your story.

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I strongly dislike using the cash register and it feel very uncomfortable for me. But I have not choice but to use it at this job program I'm doing. I just don't like staring in someone's face while handling their money. It makes me nervous and intimidated. Got any advice on how to conquer your fears.
How did you feel about working on the cash register for the first time?

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Enjoy!!!
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I just started using the cash register at the new job I started about 3 weeks ago at burger king. I was really nervous about using it and had the same fears as you but after getting use to it and working with it for a few days I'm pretty much adapted to it and don't mind it to much. The cash register I work with it really simple to use but when I first started I had to ask for help many times.

My manager tells me I learned really fast and that he was really impressed, so it you just have to keep working with it and familiarizing yourself with it as well. There are still times when I mess up when taking someones order(so far it's only been from the drive thru) and the cash register tells me exactly how much change to give a person back depending on how much they give me.

So just keep working with it and it'll become easier to work with!!
Good luck (:
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er well the first day i worked retail i got over it real quick. lol didn't have much choice..
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demongurrl13 wrote:

Been doing it since 2005.. The only thing I ever got nervous about was counting out change in the beginning since I still wasn't too familiar with American coins at the time I started. Stupid pennies kept throwing me off since we had no such thing in my country and I had to count out 34 cents.. Having change not be in multiples of five was very annoying and confusing for me in the beginning. Aside from that, everything else seemed pretty easy, even using the lottery machine. All I had to do was press buttons on the screen for drinks, bread, and newspapers then scan everything else.


What country do you come from?
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itsjusteva wrote:

I just started using the cash register at the new job I started about 3 weeks ago at burger king. I was really nervous about using it and had the same fears as you but after getting use to it and working with it for a few days I'm pretty much adapted to it and don't mind it to much. The cash register I work with it really simple to use but when I first started I had to ask for help many times.

My manager tells me I learned really fast and that he was really impressed, so it you just have to keep working with it and familiarizing yourself with it as well. There are still times when I mess up when taking someones order(so far it's only been from the drive thru) and the cash register tells me exactly how much change to give a person back depending on how much they give me.

So just keep working with it and it'll become easier to work with!!
Good luck (:



Thank you. I am glad that I'm not working at a fast pace job like Burger King when dealing with a cash register.

I can't handle that.
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demongurrl13 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

What country do you come from?


Philippines


Oh okay.
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Screw the register, put their money in your pocket.
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Urboistar wrote:

Screw the register, put their money in your pocket.


Ah.
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Stare at them with your none-face. They're more afraid of you than you are of them.
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Phersu wrote:

Stare at them with your none-face. They're more afraid of you than you are of them.



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Haha im not good in retail
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I haven't handled cash (at a register) in years, but I distinctly remember not liking it. I suppose the main reason is that I'm near-sighted and at the time I couldn't be bothered to get glasses. The result was that I took longer than necessary because I had to do double takes on everything to make sure I counted everything right hahaha
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I'd say it would be a matter of practice.

I used to be terrible at looking *anybody* in the eye, until my job - as a 'customer service assistant' (read: cashier) - required me to do so. The rest of the repetitive motions of the job came easily (I maintain that the muscle memory of years of JPRGs helped! ), but not the fundamentals of customer interaction.

Take it one step at a time, but start by trying to interact with the customer (seems obvious, but it can make the difference). Not everyone is up for small-talk, of course (I avoid it unless the customer is the one who initiates the conversation), but sometimes even a simple 'hello' can make that one individual seem a tad less intimidating.

If it's making a mistake with the cash that's the issue, then there's absolutely nothing wrong with making certain you've got the right amount. Double-check if you want and your colleagues and customers will be thankful for it even if they don't necessarily say so. The number of times I've had people leave five or ten pounds notes in the self-scan machines...

But basically the confidence will come with time, so...good luck!
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Oh wow.
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