>>10585>retail / customer service
Fuck. I feel bad for you.
Working retail myself has turned me into an ageist. I can't stand old people anymore.
My soul sucking job is shit enough without some boomer getting pissy because they can't read a sign or do basic math.
I've been working retail for 5 years now in a tourist heavy area, and i've never had someone my age or younger cause problems for me or my coworkers.
"You dont know if theyre having a bad day" is, and always has been a shit justification. There's no excuse to take out your emotions on someone who had no involvement with your mood.
The easiest way to stay sane and not snap in situations like that is to have good people around you that you can laugh things off with.
I remember some grandma with one foot in the grave came up to me to buy something that $19.99. She had a coupon that was "get 10% off of your next purchase!" And I offered to bend the rules a bit and give her a coupon someone left that was "get $4 off your next purchase of $20 or more!" But the catch was, she needed one more item to apply for the coupon since she was under $20. Even one of the shitty $0.25 lolipops would have worked for the coupon. But she vehemently refused to use the coupon I offered her and thought I was trying to scam her.
I even did the pencil and paper math to show that she'd save more money and she just didn't believe me. This bitch went "you work retail. I don't know if your math is right."
SHE DOESN'T WORK RETAIL, BUT DOESN'T KNOW THE MATH HERSELF TO BE ABLE TO "correct" ME?Post too long. Click here to view the full text.