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Old 12-24-2006, 12:28 AM   #1
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inspired by a true story - retail sucks
so i work retail. a couple of people here know what its like.

if not for the patently stupid people who walk up to the diamond ring case and ask me "where are your rings at?" [heres your sign?] and the people who say "what stone is this?" when it says clearly on the item "Genuine Sapphire" . . . thered be no customers. and the people who come in and are surprised when i ask for ID on their credit cards. not to mention the not-so-old people who are shocked and apalled that i ask for ID when they want to claim to be senior citizens . . . i hate people. and did i mention that it is not my fault that you waited until two days before christmas to do your shopping and we're now sold out of that necklace.

no, i dont disciminate. i dont hate one minority or another - just the majority. i dont hate women more than men - i hate everyone equally.

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Anyone who thinks people are inherently good needs to work retail for just ONE Christmas season.
there is no good in people. people are old, fat, slobs who insist that everyone around them is responsible for cleaning up after them and that everyone exists solely for their own amusement and joy. dont worry about anyone else, because they arent important.

EDIT: I WILL refuse to let you use someone elses credit card. i dont care if Mother Theresa says its her card and you can use it, and you have that written in blood on a piece of paper notorized by God Himself - i will not let you use her credit card. dont get mad at me because its not our policy to let people use other peoples credit cards.
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and the people who come in and are surprised when i ask for ID on their credit cards.
I get surprised but I think it'* a good thing. I have it written on the back ASK FOR IDENTIFICATION and almost no one asks me.

I've worked retail so I make sure to be super nice to everyone lol :P
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and the people who come in and are surprised when i ask for ID on their credit cards.
ya the back of mine say " CID " it helps but i use my moms card all the time... and they ask for my id all the time.. but we have the last name... idk if that matters.. but the first names are diff... im sure they prob think im using my wifes card... whats your deal with that one??
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ive had a husband use their wifes card and they signed for it, i just asked for the wifes id after he signed it
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right right... but ive never had anyone ask me for my moms id... they ask for mine... but.. idk... it would realy suck if they do that one day.. have to go track her down and take to to the store....

i use my card for books... them realy expensive ones that ya dont relay use much and when ya try to ell them back they give ya nothing for them....
gotta love college book stores..
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and the people who come in and are surprised when i ask for ID on their credit cards.
I get surprised but I think it'* a good thing. I have it written on the back ASK FOR IDENTIFICATION and almost no one asks me.

I've worked retail so I make sure to be super nice to everyone lol :P
I have "ask for Id" on my credit/debit cards but no one ever asks. I've worked retail for at least 15 years or more and I know that the holidays are very tough for retail workers. I remember having to straighten and clean after people rip through the racks/shelves/displays and anything else they could to get what they wanted. I always looked for that good person that was nice to me and that is what made it all worthwhile..
Attitude is what makes or breaks you during this time of year. If you have a bad one it will be conveyed to the customer or vice versa. I don't like people with bad attitudes.


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there is no good in people. people are old, fat, slobs who insist that everyone around them is responsible for cleaning up after them and that everyone exists solely for their own amusement and joy. dont worry about anyone else, because they arent important.
That is so not true. You are just too jaded to see that there is good in a lot of people out there. Granted, there are a lot of jerks out there too but you shouldn't bundle everyone up into one package and say no one is good. I like to think that I am a good person and have a caring, giving heart. This time of year especially makes me more generous just like the other day when I tipped the grocery boy for bringing my groceries out to the car for me. I don't usually let them do that but my son just got out of the doctors office for his knee and I was helping him and the boy grabbed my 3 bags and carried them for us. I appreciated his deed so I gave him a few dollars and said "Merry Christmas" and he appreciated the fact that I appreciated him.

There are also a lot of people that give of themselves to help others and they do it for nothing more than the fact that they are good, decent people.

If you don't watch out people are going to start calling you Scrooge.
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my mom sent me to the grocery store with her check and i had done it many times before but they ended up calling my mom at home and she had to authorize it over the phone and i had to give them my id
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our policy is that the name on the card has to be the name of the person standing in front of me, according to a state-issued photo ID. no husbands using wife'* card or vice versa, because they could be going through a divorce or something and just spending money *****-nilly. the only exception ill make is if someone has just gotten married and the last name changed, but the first name is exactly the same and they have a card with that last name'* signature on it that is signed - so i can verify that the signatures exactly match. but there will be no calling their mom or whatever to ask for verification/authorization because that could be anyone on the phone. that could be one of your friends saying "hahaha, yeah use it. use it! and get me some slim jims."

its funny youd mention scrooge, a couple of my coworkers have taken to calling me Scrooge in the breakroom - i tell them to shut up before i rip their faces off and steal their christmas trees.

. . . im always careful to be the nicest i possibly can to every customer [emphasis on customer] - its important to remember that the customer chooses to shop here and thats what gives me a paycheck. as much as i hate people, i have to realise that they are my livelihood. granted, every one in a while, i get to unload on a particular customer [like the one that got huffy because i wouldnt take her coupon that expired in august of 2006]. the majority of the customers are only rude because they have stuff going on in their personal lives and they get to unload on someone who theyll probably never see again. its very cathartic for them.
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I'm the annoying person who will ask for ID for ever "CID" and every non signed credit card. I have to laugh at the people who write CID then act irritated that you would actually consider making them dig throught their stuff and pull out their ID. Seriously...

Anyways, I think there is good in people, and yes this time of year brings out the stress and the frantic nature of people. I see alot of people around who are having a good time and enjoying the season.
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i worked at target for 6 months through a season the last time im ever working in real reatial agian. it does suck
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