Stop vilifying adults that live with their parents.

We’re still deep in one of the worst economic recessions of modern times. For many of us its not a choice but a requirement in order to survive. For many of us we have disabilities that make finding accommodation that suit our needs a lot harder and a lot more expensive.

Many of us pay into the household. Many of us are trapped in abusive households because we don’t have the means to leave. We aren’t moochers or afraid to leave the nest. The world simply isn’t built to support us anymore.

I answer the phone for a customer waiting…

Me: Thank you for holding, this is (my name), how can I help you?

Customer: Yes, hello (name), I’m (her name), and I’ve been a long time customer of (store). I’ve been trying to get a hold of the pharmacy to get my refill and they don’t have it ready yet.  Normally (assistant manager) helps me with my prescription, he goes back and fills it for me. I need you to go back and fill it.

Me: Unfortunately, ma’am, I’m not authorized to go back and fill prescriptions-

Customer: WELL WHERE’S (ASM)?!?!?!

Me: He’s on vacation.

Customer: HE’S ON VACATION? WELL I NEED IT REFILLED NOW. YOU NEED TO GO BACK THERE AND REFILL IT FOR ME. I HAVE MY CREDIT CARD RIGHT HERE, ARE YOU READY FOR THE NUMBER? IT’S-

Me: I cannot go back to the pharmacy and fill it, but we do have our store manager who is the only person authorized to fill prescriptions besides the pharmacists. If you want, I can put you on hold and have him pick up.

Customer: WELL THIS IS RIDICULOUS. I NEED IT REFILLED NOW. WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING? ARE YOU BUSY? ARE THERE A LOT OF CUSTOMERS?

Me: The only person who can go back there is (store manager), I can put him on for you.

Customer: I’VE BEEN A LONGTIME CUSTOMER OF YOUR STORE AND THE CUSTOMER SERVICE HAS GONE DOWNHILL, I NEED TO HAVE IT REFILLED IMMEDIATELY AND YOU NEED TO DO IT–

Me: *puts her ass on hold and pages store manager to pick up*

Because, you know, screaming at employee,s with no certificates or training with prescriptions and medications which would make filling them ILLEGAL, is the best way to get your fucking meds filled.

i don’t think some people understand how crazy people and retail can be

like I had ten minutes left of my shift and someone called and I had to spend 20 minutes explaining to her that we cannot hold 40 bottles of shampoo for her because not only do we not have that many but YOU don’t even want 40 bottles of shampoo, you want to purchase the 40 bottles, receive the gift cards that come with them because of the sale this week, and then return them

couponers are so evil honestly
retail is evil

It was my first day. I was on the register. And I had a coworker there with me showing me how its all done and whatnot and shes standing beside me as I beep in all his products and it takes me a while to figure on some of the items where the barcode is. The man goes “Hey. Whats taking so long?” and my coworker beside me just goes super harshly “EXCUSE ME He JUST started working here and hes been working here for 10 minutes now Its gonna take some time to get things handled!”  and the guy just went “Oh. im.. Im sorry I didnt..” I loved it. She was so harsh to that guy.

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Large Retail Stores: Start carrying binders for pre-operation transgender youth
Many members of the FTM transgender community face crippling gender dysphoria because of the size of their chests and the presence of female breasts. This problem is something that can be absolutely detrimental to someone's confidence and actually have a negative impact on their life, but luckily, can usually be stopped altogether by having expensive surgery. Unfortunately, not all people have the ability to pay for such surgery, which is where chest binders come in. A chest binders is a type of specially made compression shirt that reduces the appearance of female breasts but still remains safe, making daily life for these individuals bearable. The problem resides in the fact that these products are unavailable in most stores and can only be bought on specialty websites online. Kids that are in need of these products don't always have a way to purchase these things over the Internet, forcing them to participate in various methods of unsafe binding such as bandaging their chests in ace wrap or even duct tape which can cause irreversible damage to their lungs or even death. It's important for large retailers like Target, Walmart or Kohls to start carrying binders so members of the transgender youth can have the comfort and safety that they deserve and the ability to freely be themselves.

A customer at work today asked me to wave the 9.5% sales tax for her because where she’s from they don’t tax clothing

Have a few stories....

So I work at a gas station, and we are private run (meaning corporate has nothing to do with us) and my boss is only there once or twice a week while I am. So Friday I had a guy come in, make his purchases and then got rude with me and yelled at me. I asked him to please leave or I would be forced to cause the police. He got all pissy and goes “I WANNA TALK TO YOUR BOSS!” Well, he wasn’t there so I just smiled and said “Well, seeing as I am the only person here, I AM the boss.” The guy just stormed out threatening to call corporate. Like, have fun buddy! You only have my FIRST NAME and it’s my nickname. Beyond that, corporate doesn’t even know of my existence. 

One (actually right now over half) of our pumps is down and a woman came in to pre-pay for $25 in gas. She swiped her credit card, it was declined. She proceeded to stare at the card reader with a blank expression on her face, got mad at me when I told her her card was declined, and then swiped her card a second time AND THEN TOLD ME SHE ONLY WANTED $20. COME ON NOW. 

I constantly get parents that will come in with 2-3 kids ranging from about 5-11 AND LET THEM RUN RAMPANT AND TOUCH SHIT AND DROP THINGS AND JUST GENERALLY MAKE A MESS OF MY STORE AND PLEASE CONTROL YOUR FUCKING SPAWN.

OKAY. This lil shit AND HIS GIRLFRIEND come in, I went to high school with them. She was a freshman when I was a senior, I dunno what grade he was. They wanted cigarillos (which are tobacco products!) and when they got to the counter I had to ask for both of their IDs and she looks at me and goes “Wait, you need mine too?” Yes. “Oh, well I’ll just go outside” “I still can’t sell them because that’s a proxy sale” LIKE BITCH YOU KNOW YOU ARE UNDER AGE, STOOD THERE YELLING AT HIM THAT YOU WANTED THAT ONE KIND, AND THEN GOT PISSED BECAUSE I COULDN’T SELL Y'ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

My boss runs another gas station also, and there is one guy that THEY deal with but I DO NOT HAVE TO (regularly) that came in not too long ago while another of MY regulars was there. I was in the middle of my regular’s transaction and he had stepped away for a few seconds to grab another pint of tea. So this douche canoe from the other station walks up to the counter and goes (very rudely) “I need my cigarettes.” I just looked at him “No, you need to take a few steps back because I am in the middle of a transaction.” Like, go ahead, tell my boss to get rid of me, I’m looking for a new job anyway ya fucking prick. 

Obama to announce expansions to overtime pay.

Anyone who has ever worked in retail management (or an entry level creative position in NYC) can tell you that overtime is a mythical theory leftover from the days of Welcome Back Kotter and assembly line jobs in manufacturing.  I have so many friends who regularly work 60-hour weeks for salaries in the mid-40-thousands, and the only time they get a drop of overtime pay is if they work a weekend or a holiday.  Working til 10 in the evening M - F is just “doing your job.”  I can flash back to managing a Gap in college and still fiddling with the store layout to push new product until the wee hours of the morning only to have to open the store again at 9 am.  No bonus.  No overtime.  Just “doing your job.”  Obama wants to give millions of mid-wage workers a paybump and he found a way to do it without the approval of Congress.

Y'all, Fourth Quarter Obama is a badass and I’ve been waiting on this guy to show up since 2008.

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I’m working on a photo on the computer, a few feet from the register, with my back turned. An old man walks up to the counter.

Customer: *knocks loudly on counter* HELLOOOO?!?! ANYONE HOME?!?!?!

Me: -_- *turns around and walks 4 steps* How can I help you sir

Customer: *throws down item and receipt*

Me: You need a return?

Customer: Yep.

Me: Okay, what was the problem?

Customer: I dunno!

Me: 

Customer: She said I could get the second one for free, and I can’t pass up anything free!

Me: Okay, so you want me to rering it for you then?

Customer: However I get it for free!

So I rering it and he gets the second one free. But how fucking rude can you be trying to get help from a worker

Shovel Knight Is Officially Coming To Retail

Shovel Knight Is Officially Coming To Retail

One of the hits of last year was Shovel Knight which was praised by both players and critics alike. The game managed to receive an average Metascore of 91 which is an extremely impressive feat for an old school designed platformer. And yes, before you ask, there will be a retail versionfor both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions. If you’d like to play on another platform then you can also…

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Now on view: Zoe Leonard: Analogue, a photo project a decade in the making. Analogue documents, in 412 color and black-and-white photographs, the texture of 20th-century urban life as seen in little bodegas, mom-and-pop stores with decaying facades and quirky handwritten signs, and shop windows displaying a mixed assortment of products. 

[Zoe Leonard. Chapter 17 from Analogue. 1998–2009. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Zoe Leonard]