it pisses me off so much when customers joke about how it's past closing time. just shut the fuck up and let me go home
We make our closing announcements to say “if any employee wants to make a purchase please do so now as the store is closing in 15 minutes.” We do 15, 10, 5, and “the store is now closed” announcements. If people are still there I will say “last chance employees the last register will be pulled in five minutes. This is your last chance to buy anything.”
If the selfish customers are still wondering (and believe me there are always a few) and don’t check out after ten minutes I will kill all the stores lighting leaving the lights on only on the front end. When the customers complain I will apologize and tell them that they are controlled by corporate and we can’t control them. That usually gets them the fuck out. Every so often you get the bitch that fucking pulls out her phone and uses the flashlight to keep looking for shit. Only twice have I just said fuck it and pulled the last register and told them to get out and they can buy their shit in the morning. I got a call from the DM because they complained but I reminded the DM it was the end of the week and most of my crew was on O/T and he said he would have done the same thing and that was the end of it.