Discussion in 'EtcetEra' started by Nepenthe, Aug 9, 2018.
As someone who was a cashier and have got stuck behind em.
I hate em, but I also respect the hustle
Most of them are twats and not even using the coupons right.
I end up just powering through shit asap to get them the fuck out of the store even when they are clearly not following the rules of their coupons, but I'm also not really in a position where I'd end up taking any real responsibility for it.
A lot of them seem to bank on this, on being a nuisance to get what they want, no matter if they just went into the express lane at 6 pm or it's 2 minutes until close.
Don't hate the playa, hate the game.
Who wouldn't want to save money?
Earlier I misconstrued that you might have been making a thread to try and get people to agree with you on a matter which isn't specifically the singular fault of this type of customer, but now I see that you just need to express frustration to people other than those you work with, and that's all cool. :)
Cashier at a Target here.
If you make sure coupons match the items and shit, obey the fine print, etc, we're cool! Enjoy your savings. :3
If you dont bother checking that crap, okay that's annoying. Especially if you argue with me over it.
If you try to use like 8 of each coupon over multiple transactions to abuse our gift card promos on top of those coupons so you can return this shit elsewhere for normal sales price while buying it all for almost nothing then FUCK YOU. I'm shutting that shit down. You get what the coupons say the limit is and that's it. Period. Well unless theyre fake coupons, in which case you get nothing, good day sir, etc.
And if you do the above right at closing on a midnight closing night and spend half an hour arguing over shit then just go fuck yourself asshole holy shiiiittttt
know you had all day because the only way you know how to do this is to be at home for the rest of the week doing this. Why? Why would you do this to me? Who hurt you???
Whenever I’ve got a relatively complex list of promotions I want to use or customer service questions I want to ask, I usually ring up the shop and ask what their least busy time is, takes 20 seconds and often leads to great customer service if they know I’m coming in at a set time to do xxx and can plan around it. Whenever I’m stuck behind someone with what’s obviously a fairly complex purchase for the next 30 minutes or more at the single cashier, I usually just wander off to find management and ask them to open another till (or to at least make them aware as the staffer might not have been able to let them know). If they refuse and suggest I wait around I’ll put my stuff back on the shelf and go somewhere else, but if there’s one thing that bugs me about retail (and I used to work it myself in college) it’s when a small army of management are hiding and either don’t have the training to run the basic operation of the shop or think themselves too good to run a till for a few minutes in exceptional circumstances.
Where it’s a whole book of account membership coupons (my wife has one for the chemists here), sometimes the problem is that the coupon schemes themselves aren’t always clear on what conflicts with what and I’ve watched her plan out a shop with a dozen different coupons for this, that and the other like a military campaign. I suspect the coupon, as a physical promise of a deal that can be observed going through, is more encouraging to some shoppers than a nebulous digital discount that may or may not appear at the end, I’ve often left a shop and found that a promoted discount I thought would be applied didn’t actually appear on the receipt. Shit’s annoying.
Anyway, I sympathise OP, it’s good to vent. If I was doing your job I’m sure I’d find ‘extreme couponing’ annoying too, there’s certainly stuff in my job that seems frustrating and avoidable but guaranteed to continue.
Re: leave that shit job you already habe the experience how to not treat cashiers for the future ;)
I don’t think I’ve ever used a coupon in my life
Fucking learn from it.
You, Redcrayon, are a considerate shopper and couponer and I would love having you visit my store.
FFS, I'm not asking for people to not save money. I'm just asking for people to be a bit more considerate of others, to think about all of the logistics problems that may be involved in accommodating complicated purchases, to not shit on retail workers for working retail.
And to the bolded, yeah another problem I have sometimes with management. Sometimes when I call for help, they just don't come lol. It's one thing if it's late and near closing and I've got one manager. They're counting money and setting the place up for tomorrow, so I understand and I let the customer on in this, and usually everyone is polite. However, if I've got three fucking managers on the floor, one of you assholes better come runnin'. If not, then fuckit I'll run the store the best I can. I've actually gotten in trouble for this haha. If there's customers lining up in photo and at the front register, I'll call for "customer service" in the farthest area. If they don't come, I bounce back and forth to handle photo orders and normal purchases, and again people are understanding. However, one manager (who can't talk to me right now, the asshole) tends to be like "WHY DIDN'T YOU CALL?!" or "WHY ARE THERE CUSTOMERS UP FRONT?!" Had a woman get on her ass about berating me in front of the entire photo area for, you know, trying to keep the store afloat lmao.
Couponing is not a thing in Europe, or not that I know of at least, but if it was, then I wouldn't do it because my time is way to precious and fuck anyone making me wait in line for half an hour because of that shit.
I only hate extreme couponers if theres only one line. Otherwise get yours. Retail employees getting mad because they have other tasks really shouldn't blame the customers. Shitty of management to leave all that on one person.
Extreme couponers wouldn't be an issue if they didn't try to buy $2000 worth of stuff at once at 5pm after a shit ton of people have gotten off of work and are just trying to grab a few things so that they could cook a full meal.
Spread that shit out; buy your shit over the course of a week. You're going to save the same amount of money; the deals last 7 days!
What I don't get about the extreme couponer show is it looks like they have 10 newspaper subscriptions and spend an entire weekend scouring for coupons. It's like: why don't you just get a part time job instead? Are the breaks on the coupons that good?
OP is mad, could state his case in a much better way, but I get it.
What if they can't afford to eat without the coupons?
I work at retail sometime and this never happened to me, mostly because coupons is applied automatically when you use that grocery stores card/your personal ID .
Isn't that a thing in US? Are you guys still using paper coupons?
In his case he is extreme and hoards yeah.
Those companies should fix their broken coupon policies then, I am all for exploiting the system even if it's to the detriment of people around you (in cases like that).
Let me make a thread about how I refuse to tip, it's the companies fault for not paying their employees after all. I mean technically it doesn't say I have to tip anything.
Or how about a thread about walking into a restaurant 10 minutes before close and ordering a shit ton of food without tipping. Just trying to save some money, that hustle.
The point is everyone has a role in all this, you are allowed to do a bunch of things. You do you though.
Every coupon you scan should be pushing you toward getting the fuck out of retail. It happened to me with every dish I washed as a dishwasher, and every card I dealt for assholes as a blackjack dealer. Let the rage turn into exponential self improvement.
I am glad that I don't have to tip here and I loved last year that I didn't have to tip anywhere in Asia, because they just do their job how it's suppose to be.
But America is fucked up in that regard. Tips are forced on everyone just so that the underpaid workers are even able to live. It's absolutely ridiculous. Where as in most restaurants I like to visit or at my hair dresser there is a no tip policy, because people get paid enough and they should always do a good job and not just for expecting more, but different countries and cultures.
So yeah everyone has a role in this, but don't force shit on others if they are polite. OP should change the job, he already sounds like retail fucked him completely and nobody should work in retail for long if they can. It's a horrible business - not just because of customers, but rather because of the companies. I mean the same companies give out coupons that OP hates or even make marketing deals lol
Same with me walking in ten minutes before close, I was hungry, not my problem. Maybe the restaurant should create a policy.
The point again is to realize that everyone plays a role in this and just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.
As someone who still works in retail I don't have too many issues with these people, but my experience seems like its way different from the OP. I'm leaving my job in a couple months so I hope the OP can find another job at some point too because retail is soulsucking work.
I mean when I try to go shopping at 10:50pm and my REWE shops closes at 11pm then I get told "No we are closing up soon" and then I can't get in anymore - my problem.
Stop blaming consumers who are not being rude for your and your company's failings. It is your company, not the consumer, who isn't paying you enough to care. It is your company, not the consumer, who is forcing you to work overtime and it is your company, not the consumer, who is not investing in proper tilling machines so all the coupons can be ran in a few seconds. Similarly, it's the company forcing you to do other tasks and tilling instead of hiring two people to do the job. And it is your company's fault that people are forced to walk out because you are busy.
Don't shift the blame to people, people who are most likely working class or poor, because your company wants to keep its profit a little bit higher. Get some perspective, it's not the customer screwing you up, it's your boss.
If I could I would but I've never seen these magical coupons that don't have fine print preventing that type of abuse here in Belgium.
Often serious issues like depression, mental health, palliative care etc need more time, but one person with three minor issues, rather than booking a double slot, can basically be the cause of the next 20+ people in her surgery all complaining that the doctor is running late. That’s not even counting the DNA (did not arrive) idiots who don’t even have the common courtesy to ring up and say they won’t be coming. A tiny bit of foresight can stop knock-on effects that waste the time of lots of other people (people holding train doors open also do this), but people often struggle to think of anything outside of ‘got mine’.