Another Salute to Customer Service. All credit to I apologize for the alignment. I made a similar compilation a few months ago, s Customer Service
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Another Salute to Customer Service

Another Salute to Customer Service. All credit to I apologize for the alignment. I made a similar compilation a few months ago, s

All credit to
I apologize for the alignment. I made a similar compilation a few months ago, so I figured a second would be a good idea.
The last four are ones I made, based on my jobs as a cashier and busboy.
I have lots of jobs in my life, and most of the customers I interacted with were nice, but sometimes you get those individuals who make you crazy. So this compilation is dedicated to all those people who have shared that pain.

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#5 - halofiratwin (02/14/2014) [-]
As an employee of a grocery store, I can attest to ALL OF THESE.
#36 to #5 - twilightdusk (02/15/2014) [-]
people take up tables in a grocery store?
User avatar #67 to #36 - CrazyWhiteGurl (02/15/2014) [-]
My grocery where I personally work has a deli a salad bar and they serve freshly made hot meals so we have a small area with tables and booths so people can sit down and eat.
User avatar #68 to #67 - CrazyWhiteGurl (02/15/2014) [-]
deli WITH an salad bar. I need to go to bed ugh.
User avatar #94 to #68 - ninjawildcat (02/15/2014) [-]

User avatar #103 to #94 - CrazyWhiteGurl (02/15/2014) [-]
More proof for the above statement
#113 to #36 - halofiratwin (02/16/2014) [-]
it was more along the line of customers losing their ability to read upon entering the building but yeah, we have a table over by our bakery where people can eat any deli meals they buy, and you would not BELIEVE how often that able makes it way into the Grocery department. it sucks.
User avatar #10 - dstone (02/14/2014) [-]
Work at used game retailer.

Phone rings and I answer

'How much would you guys buy _________ for?'
"We're not allowed to give quotes over the phone, due to the fact that we have to verify the condition of the game's disc and case in person before I can get you a solid number."

'....So you're not gonna tell me.'

"No sir, I am not."

'Well you know GameStop does.'

"I am aware."


"Goodbye sir."
#88 to #10 - juventud (02/15/2014) [-]
do u evn hav batletoeds?
#107 to #88 - dstone (02/15/2014) [-]
We do actually, it's 29.99. I'm headed into work later today. Will take pic with time stamp

Pic's my current desktop. Praise the sun.
#4 - Rascal (02/14/2014) [-]
the one where people ask if your open really pisses me off. ill have my drawer of money out to turn in, light off, sign says closed. hey are you open? and sometimes ill just be standing there waiting for a customer with my light on sign says open they pause and go r ya open? i hate people
User avatar #95 to #4 - crazyhindu (02/15/2014) [-]
God, I've had something similar happen, all of the lights except one, menu's off register being counted, chick comes up and starts ******* ordering....u srs?
#53 - blokrokker ONLINE (02/15/2014) [-]
"Nope! Allow me to bring you to our secret dog collar section in the employee lounge."

Keep going.
User avatar #56 - mrbuu (02/15/2014) [-]
work at walmart in produce. They see me with banana's stocking a banana rack near the GENERAL MERCHANT DICE. ask me a question about some small insignificant object that has no real location like glitter would be arts and crafts. ***** there is over 1000 items in walmart how the **** does a produce worker know where that ******* thing is damn ****** .
User avatar #30 - marohawk (02/15/2014) [-]
I worked at a Wal-Mart before. I had a manager ask me what I like most about working at Wal-Mart. I looked him dead in the eyes and said "clocking out".
User avatar #3 - pwnagraphy (02/14/2014) [-]
Kids screaming, trying to jump over counter into back

Parents laugh "Kids will be kids, right?" and encourage them
#2 - Rascal (02/14/2014) [-]
If only people (the customers mainly) would try actively to not be dicks the world would be so much better.
User avatar #1 - charagrin (02/14/2014) [-]
The second one gets me. Every day I get some 90 year old cheapskate in with a Tracfone they bought at Wally World for 5 bucks less than we sell it for. Then they expect my 20$/hr crew to set up the phone for free that they bought elsewhere.

That's like expecting one dealership to work on a car bought elsewhere, for free.

The other one that pisses me off is people coming in to ask questions about a product, just to tell my guy after 30 minutes that they are gonna buy it online since it's cheaper at **************** .com. Good luck returning it, getting technical support, or returning it if it is faulty, assuming you get the correct item you ordered in the first place, jackass.
User avatar #42 - fyaq (02/15/2014) [-]
>Works at walmart
>Everyone else is retarded

You sure about that?
#77 - threetimesavirgin (02/15/2014) [-]
>Be today
>Be working P.O.S
>Can't open lockbox where we store big bills; 50s 100s etc
>Lady pays with 100
>wants a 50 dollar bill in change
>Tell her calmly I can't do that
>Offer to give her 50 dollars in change, just not a solid fifty dollar bill
>All hell breaks loose
>"I'm giving you a $100 and you can't give me $50??!?!?!"
>"No, ma'am. I don't have a key to lock--"
>"You're useless!"
>Continues to rage; line forming behind her
>Call manager, lady calms only to be made angrier when he tells her he can't open it for security reasons
>Screams at me, screams at manager
>Manager walks away and I hand over her change in 20s and 10s
>Stomps away without receipt vowing to never come here again
> ***********************
User avatar #34 - mulciber ONLINE (02/15/2014) [-]
When some people think of the name Winn-Dixie, they think of a charming movie about a girl and a dog. When I hear the name, I cringe at the stupidity of humans as a whole.

I'm one of two closing Service Associates on a given night. My job includes watching the self checkout, using my manager code to override registers, and attempting to ease a customer's time in our store, officially.

Unofficially, my job is, along with that listed in the OP, listening to idiots say "It's waiting on you!" at 30dB, when the sign clearly says self checkout. You're the cashier. I'm the wrangler of this retard rodeo.

My job is also dealing with people who think a service desk is a full time check out lane, and people who complain when I say I cannot take them at this time. Then there's those people who complain about a $0.30 difference on their bill. It's 30 cents. What the hell are you going to do with it?
User avatar #35 to #34 - reginleif (02/15/2014) [-]
>who complain about a $0.30 difference on their bill. It's 30 cents. What the hell are you >going to do with it?

I see you met my mother.
User avatar #47 to #35 - godofcorndog (02/15/2014) [-]
And my grandmother
#59 to #47 - Rascal (02/15/2014) [-]
And my axe!

err... I mean ex...
User avatar #16 - joeyliquid (02/14/2014) [-]
I can reasonably agree with some of these, but some simply sound like your over-reacting like **** and whining like a little bitch. I've worked in supermarket, before so I understand
#22 to #16 - Rascal (02/15/2014) [-]
I don't think you understand
#120 - fearbeardwilson (09/08/2014) [-]
Or better yet I had a customer order water and they didn't want ice in it because they didn't want to water down their water
#119 - Rascal (08/12/2014) [-]
When I worked at CVS I used to hide from the customers when I knew they were looking for assistance.
#85 - stankfinger (02/15/2014) [-]
I've worked in retail for two years now, and while I know some of these things seem like nothing to most people they do mean a lot after a while. It due to the fact of how often these things are bound to occur in a week. I got most of these actually just today in fact, and I only worked seven hours. I can say I'm a lot better position then most of people in my line of work, for example I work at the largest electronic store business in the Untied States of America. I can also state I make more than miniumal wage and I am full time. I work as a cashier and I love the job, I enjoy talking to people and making them happy. I can say that I've seen more people glad I was there than unhappy I even attempted and while I don't mind half or really any of these problems I will say I ******* hate a select view people out that continue still even exist and breath my precious air. I'm talking about the man that shat his pants and left a golden brown brick trail to the porcelain city of **** , or the man and woman who thought they could do the time warp back to when they were six years old and could scream their money back to them when they were over a year and a half out of a 15 day return policy. Also I cannot say this for most places but theft of any kind makes me rage harder than a whales giant erect member. If you come into my store know we are watching you, we are waiting for you to even dare steal from us, and we will break you down and have you arrested if you even dare leave with an item and no you cannot just ******* pay for it and go on your way, you are going to jail and I and the rest of the team will laugh at your sorry ass because you affect my paycheck every time you steal from my store. God knows I love us silly things called humans, but lord help me if I see you try to hurt my store.
#69 - nexdemise ONLINE (02/15/2014) [-]
Part 1:
I worked at CVS last summer. Had a bunch of really annoying customers and middle management which was retarded as **** as well (the very lowest level of corporate).

1) Most people know that stores like that generally have a club card kind of a thing. So does CVS - technically limit 1 card per person. In reality we had people who own 5, or 10, if not more of them. Since a lot of the promotions were limit 1 or 2 per customer we had those people do 10 different transactions - buy the sale items, use the coupon to buy something else and repeat for each card. Record holder held the register up for 35 minutes. A variation of this were people who took manufacturer coupons from the entire state and again since it was limit 1 coupon per person - did multiple transactions. We had some people use fake coupons (courtesy of 4chan) and I often accepted them since I didn't care and it couldn't be traced to me.

2) Whereas it is common knowledge people do not listen at all it gets really infuriating when you're doing two things at once and third and forth idiot demands your attention. My favorite idiot was the following:
Most CVS have some kind of a photo lab - ie. a corner that's used every time hell freezes over to print pictures. We printed pictures submitted via online only. We used to be able to print pictures from flash cards but that thing broke and no one really fixed it. We did not print from film since we did not have the chemical lab for it.
Anyways, day like always, there's a line and I'm working the register, roughly 3-4 people on the line. Enters the blonde bimbo dragging her kid along. Stands by the photo corner, I continue working the register (my rule was rather simple - first come first serve, only other person in the store was the manager who was in the backroom or basement). After few seconds realizing that no one is dashing to her rescue she yells "will someone come here, I want to develop film". (cont)
#74 to #69 - nexdemise ONLINE (02/15/2014) [-]
Part 2:
2 cont)
To which I respond "we do not have the lab for it, we don't do film". Apparently simple English does not register because she decides to repeat the question only to get the same exact answer. Realizing that it's not worth it trying to hammer it into her head I decide to leave her to her own devices and continue defusing the line. After about 30 seconds she decides to leave dragging her kid along and saying out loud "come on, we're not gonna wait forever".

3) Corporate: you're probably aware that most people looking at things from above in terms of numbers tend to have their head up their asses. CVS's corporate really has no idea what it looks like down on this floor.
The store was relatively decent sized (maybe 1200-1600 square feet? + backroom + basement). The store was generally staffed by two people (manager + clerk/cashier), seldom you had three people, due to massive hour cuts (going by the golden rule that work done by n people can be done by n-1 people). In reality no work above bare minimum was ever getting done. The back pill sections were generally untouched for weeks.
Cherry on the top was when me and 3 other people were given 2.5 hours to put all the shelves in order before corporate would take inventory of the store. After 4 hours we were maybe 1/3 - 1/2 way done and we were just told to leave over the phone by corporate to leave the store. All in all that was work for a whole day - not right after closing.

#83 to #74 - nexdemise ONLINE (02/15/2014) [-]
4) Callers: especially annoying group since you generally cannot deal with them until they decide to hang up. Here's a few that decided to stick to my memory:

a) Some old lady calling about her prescription. Since it's not my jurisdiction I should've just transferred the call to the pharmacy without a question - but trying to be nice (it was maybe my second week) I offered that choice to her first. She said the pharmacy hung up on her (now I see why), she demanded to know when the pharmacy manager is going to be in since apparently they forgot to order her drugs. I tell her that I don't know and I don't have the access to it, she asks how is that, so I repeat that the pharmacy works independently of us. I even took the schedule roaster and all fields for pharmacy people are blank. Eventually after a good 10 minutes of a circular argument I manage to get her to agree to transfer her to the pharmacy so she can fight with them.

b) Some old lady that spoke such bad English it sounded like someone was trying to communicate by rubbing two pieces of paper, whereas it is not bad and can be resolved once you grab a piece of paper and decide to decipher what the person wants it brings us back to point the under-staffing mentioned in point 3. At the time she decided to call I had the following: a line consisting of over 8 people (with 4 we're supposed to call for backup) and the manager busy at the line with corporate, with no one else being able to help. So I try to defuse the line while the phone demands attention (it had a really annoying ring once you left someone on hold for more than 30 seconds). To make things more fun my manager (the one dealing with corporate) decided to broadcast over the loudspeaker that the phone demands attention. Guess she didn't think to look out the window.
#86 to #83 - nexdemise ONLINE (02/15/2014) [-]
5) Outright bitches:
Had two occurrences of these:
1) Both of them were two old ladies who absolutely hated me and I hated them, and the entire staff hated them and we all wished they'd go bother Wallgreens or DuaneReade with their attitudes (or better yet just drop dead, preferably outside the store so its not our problem), unfortunately despite our best wishes we weren't allowed to just ban them from the store. They did everything to make me seem incompetent including insulting me between each other to which I always gave them the worst service I was able to and always sticking to the strict rules about coupons - ie. not accepting coupons belonging to different card, 1 card per customer, etc. At one point I almost punched one of them, only thing that stopped me was the fact I knew the bitch would press charges. The customers after them generally tried to be nice and reassuring.
Biggest moment of insult towards them was when they walked up to my register right when I was ending my shift (still 2 minutes to go), put their crap up on the counter to which I logged off, punched out, went to the back, changed my shirt and walked out the store right past them.

#60 - TheForbiddenOne (02/15/2014) [-]
My time working in Customer Service , while making me hate humanity as a whole,  has pretty much ingrained the need to be polite to other people in the same line of work, because I know how much the job can suck.
My time working in Customer Service , while making me hate humanity as a whole, has pretty much ingrained the need to be polite to other people in the same line of work, because I know how much the job can suck.
User avatar #50 - threeeighteen (02/15/2014) [-]
My time as a cashier has contributed to my hatred for people and my fantasy of removing myself from society except the internet . So obviously it's me that's the problem.
#38 - DisgruntledTomato (02/15/2014) [-]
>I work in a restaurant, which regularly gets 100% customer satisfaction reports.
>We have 2 Michelin stars to our name
>mfw people complain about the toilet mirror having tiny water spots on them
User avatar #58 to #38 - hyeroshi (02/15/2014) [-]
Honestly those little specs bug me even at home, but not to a very large decree. Water spots on faucets as well. In a restaurant or something I wouldn't mind it much considering how often the bathrooms are used, since it's common sense they'd end up dirty at least halfway through the day.
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